Thinking it would be like the workshop manuals, sadly it isn't anything like that.Not much use if you're trying to restore one and need detailed information. In the title it says "Owners workshop manual".....don't be fooled its not. Lots of pretty photos of tractors pulling and ploughing. Very very disappointing. Most of this book can be found on the internet. Come to think of it that's where he must have found most of it.
For what I paid for it from Amazon it is very good, interesting and informative. But had I paid the full rrp then I would have been a little disappointed in the shortness of the text and lack of historical background, the context of how it fitted the economic, social and technical enviroment of it's time. What were the alternative choices available to the user, what were the needs of the user and how did it meet them. It is more a lengthy hard backed panphlet padded out with photo's than a detailed history(not to dis' photo's photo's are good, a tome like this needs photo's, the more photo's the better); good starting point for someone new to the subject or just wanting the basic details. As a restoration guide it's more a insight into what is possible, what you would expect to start with(from a well used but running working tractor) and what it could finish up like(a show ready concause specimen). As to how to get it there you will require a proper service manual. Other wise a good reference point for someone with a passing interest.
What a great book. If you have just found a TE-20 in a barn, covered in dust and ready for a rebuild, this is not the book to get! But if you want to know the history and love a good read about said machine, it is spot on. Lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about one of the little great machines that have helped shape our society to what it is today.