Authors Note; Prologue; 1 Elie; 2 Edinburgh; 3 Toil; 4 Sydney; 5 Burly; 6 The Motorcycle; 7 Some Hard Lessons; 8 Bulldog Days; 9 Back in the Bush; 10 Red Faces at Orange; 11 The Long Road to Griffith; 12 Leeton, Ludwig and Margery; 13 Old Joe; 14 Drama at the Show; 15 The End of an Era; 16 A Bad Experience; 17 Life After Lanz; 18 The Wrong Job; 19 A New Direction; 20 Green Tea and Orange Tractors; 21 The Unexpected Dilemma; 22 Chelmsford; 23 The Big Wet; 24 The Coast; 25 Journey into Fear; 26 Searching the World; 27 The Great Escape; 28 Indulgences; 29 The Farm Without Tractors.
This is a book about tractors, places and people. Ian Johnston is a renowned international expert on tractors. Ian begins with his boyhood in Fife and Edinburgh. He tells of venturing to Australia alone at the age of 16. His experiences as a jackaroo, a truck driver, erecting windmills and a tractor driver are full of interest and humour. And Tractors, always tractors. He brings to life the characters he meets. It was tractors that first took him to Japan and green tea. It was tractors and a visit to the Farmliner factory in Romania that introduced Ian to Kalashnikovs. Of course, he did chose.
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