Fordson New Major E1A (Hardcover)

An insight into the development, engineering, production and uses of Dagenham's first all-new agricultural tractor (Enthusiasts' Manual)

By Pat Ware

Haynes Publishing UK, 9780857333063, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

List Price: 34.95*
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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.

About the Author

Pat Ware is one of Britain's foremost authorities on military transport. He is a former Editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine, and has written numerous books about military vehicles. He owns a Willys Jeep and has access to a number of restored Jeeps and models currently undergoing restoration.