Fordson New Major E1A Enthusiasts' Manual: An Insight into the Development, Engineering, Production and Uses of Dagenham's First All-new Agricultural Tractor

Fordson New Major E1A Enthusiasts' Manual: An Insight into the Development, Engineering, Production and Uses of Dagenham's First All-new Agricultural Tractor

Hardback Enthusiasts' Manual

By (author) Pat Ware

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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 272mm x 16mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 0857333062
  • ISBN 13: 9780857333063
  • Sales rank: 175,899

Product description

The Fordson Major tractor was produced in large numbers at Ford's UK Dagenham factory from 1951 until 1964, and was exported across the world, including to the USA (where it was called the Ford 5000 diesel). Produced with petrol, diesel and kerosene-burning engines, the E1A was the subject of continuous development during its life and was a huge success. Many examples of the E1A can still be found at work on farms today, 50 years after the first models entered production. This extensively illustrated book provides a unique insight into this classic tractor.

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Pat Ware is one of Britain's foremost authorities on military transport and commercial vehicles. He is a former Editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine, and has written numerous books about military and classic commercial vehicles. He is the author of Haynes's Military Jeep Manual, Ferguson TE-20 tractor Manual, Sherman Tank Manual and forthcoming Military Land Rover Manual.

Table of contents

The Ford/Fordson tractor story - the mechanisation of agriculture and the development of tractors and their role in farming. The development and evolution of the New Major (E1A) - from the original New Major, to the New Major Mk2, Power Major, Farm Major, Super Major, New Performance Super Major, 5000 Super Major and Dexta. Conversions - including County Commercial Cars, Doe Dual Power, Roadless Traction, Rotaped, Stormont Engineering (KFD) and other conversions. Implements and accessories - including Ford-Ransomes implements, other mounted implements, accessories and cabs. The anatomy of the New Major - mechanical components, sheet metalwork, hydraulic system and implement linkage and instruments. The farmer's view and the mechanic's view. The owner's view - buying a New Major, originality, restoration, driving and using a New Major. The mechanic's view - tools, replacement parts, maintenance and day-today problems and reliability issues. Appendices detailing dimensions and weights, chassis and engine number identification, parts availability, documentation and useful contacts.