This is the first comprehensive book to be produced about the wide range of implements and accessories that were marketed under the Ferguson badge and produced as a result of the ingenuity of the late Harry Ferguson. The author gives historical coverage to the subject by reference to different eras of 'Ferguson' tractor production, starting with the Ferguson Brown and finishing with Massey-Harris-Ferguson.
John Farnworth focuses on the wide equipment range produced for the British-made Ferguson TE tractors, but also includes equipment made in the United States for Ford Ferguson and Ferguson TO tractors. Some implements for the Ford 8N tractor, subject of the famous lawsuit between Ferguson and Ford, are noted. There is reference to implements made for the South Africa market, and the colour section reproduces present-day advertising material from India, where Ferguson style implements are still manufactured.
The book is exceptionally well illustrated with approximately 350 photographs that are accompanied by text providing basic technical details of the equipment. Most of this is taken from original manufacturer's literature supplemented with other material from Ferguson enthusiasts. John Farnworth is a widely travelled international agricultural consultant. He first learnt to drive Fergusons on his father's knee at the age of four on a new TEA-20 bought for use on the family's arable farms. Subsequently he went on to build desert research farms in Arabia using the famous Ferguson system, by then incorporated in Massey-Ferguson tractors, and has participated in farm machinery use studies in many countries. In recent years he has contributed articles to vintage tractor magazines.