The Ford Tractor Story: Basildon to New Holland, 1964-99 Pt. 2Hardback
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- Publisher: Old Pond Publishing Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 222 pages
- Dimensions: 220mm x 280mm x 20mm | 1,161g
- Publication date: 15 October 1999
- Publication City/Country: Ipswich
- ISBN 10: 0953365166
- ISBN 13: 9780953365166
- Sales rank: 436,734
In 1964 Ford replaced its separate British and American tractor lines with the new 6X range, a "worldwide" family of tractors designed for manufacture in Basildon, Antwerp and the USA. It marked the beginning of an exciting new period in the history of Ford tractors. The next 30 years saw a host of new models and features as the line expanded and evolved towards the machines of the late 1990s with their computer-age technology. It was also a time during which Ford's agricultural business grew into an organization of global proportions, taking over both the New Holland and Versatile equipment companies. In 1994, Fiat acquired Ford's agricultural machinery interests and merged them with Fiatagri to form a new company under the New Holland name. In the late 1990s, New Holland is the leading manufacturer in Europe and many of the World's markets. In this book, the companion to the first part, the author gives an account of all the main Ford and New Holland models as well as the company changes and the personalities involved. It provides a comprehensive resource on this period of tractor history.
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