The Best Job Ever: Chief Tractor Demonstrator County Commercial Cars
Ford tractor conversion specialist County Commercial Cars of Fleet in Hampshire was at the peak of its powers when John Hull joined the company as a field test driver and tractor development engineer in 1967, having previously worked for a Fordson tractor dealership in Berkshire.
Promoted to chief tractor demonstrator in 1970, John travelled all over the world demonstrating the company’s four-wheel drive tractors. His autobiography not only provides a rare insight into what it was like to work for the world’s best-known manufacturer of Ford tractor conversions, but also charts the development and evolution of its machines over the 16-year period 1967-83.
The Best Job Ever contains many previously unseen archive photographs of County’s best-known tractors – from the four-wheel drive 754 and 1124 models of the late 1960s to the iconic 1884 flagship of the early 80s. There are also chapters on County’s innovative Forward Control tractors, used for a wide range of applications, plus its un-equal four-wheel drives, tractors for industrial applications, specialist vehicles, including the four-wheel drive Transit, and much more.
First published as a monthly series in Classic Tractor magazine, this substantially revised version of John’s memoirs contains a wealth of new stories and pictures. It is the first publication from Farm Power Publishing, the brainchild of Classic Tractor editor Rory Day.
- Softback book
- 170mm x 240mm
- 95 pages
- Extensively illustrated in black & white and colour