The range of manufacturers is surprisingly wide, including: Case, Claas, Deutz-Fahr, International Harvester, John Deere, Laverda, Massey Ferguson, New Holland, Ransomes, Sampo and Wintersteiger. Some of the manufacturers have several models shown, with Claas particularly well represented. Each of the photographs has a full right-hand page. Opposite it is a concise text that describes the model's attributes and gives details of its range. The author describes the company ownership as well as country of assembly or manufacture. Cut-away diagrams showing the layouts of the three main combine types supported by a glossary of technical terms make this the ideal book for a novice enthusiast.