It is nice to know who you are dealing with so I thought I would put pen to paper as they say and let you know the history of Manualfinder and it's aims.


Over 25 years ago I had a heart attack and had to take early retirement. Limited to what I could do I bumbled around for a few months. I was asked by a friend if I could find a tractor manual for him. I was working before retirement in an off shoot of the agricultural industry and had made contacts over the years, I had also trained as an Agricultural Engineer in the past (a long time ago). I found his manual and a few others asked me to find manuals for them. There was very little internet then and computers were quite expensive. 


Over the next year word of mouth brought in more requests and what started out as doing a friend a favour began to take up more of my time. I started buying in manuals at auctions and anywhere else I could find them. 


Over the years these manuals are hard to find, and once sold it was gone. Others had the same machines and it was getting harder to find manuals for them. I then decided that manuals that were no longer available and out of copyright could be scanned and reprinted.  A long drawn out process taking up many hours.


As the years rolled on the internet developed and I started up a web shop. This was when it all took off and I had customers all over the world. I was a one man band and still am when you send an email or phone it comes to me, no one else. You will always get a personal service.


Again we have progress and digital manuals now overtake the printed ones. So I moved into digital manuals. Most of my sales now are in digital format. I still do printed manuals printed to order.  Printed manuals are expensive to produce and post, the digital ones are a lot quicker to find the information you are looking for when some manuals have 1000's of pages. All my digital manuals are printable so you can just print off the pages you want, take them to the workshop and just chuck them away when your finished.


Now to this web shop:


Over the past 15 years I have had a few web shops.  I spend a lot of time on the internet searching for manuals for customers  I waste a lot of time looking for a specific manual thats not there, with adverts popping up all over the place and large photographs and media slowing the internet down. You will not find any adverts at manualfinder, and there are few photographs. We all know what a tractor and a manual looks like. I have over 11,000 manuals in stock to list and access to 1000's more and every one will be indexed to find in the search bar as well as the categorie lists (If I ever get round to it) You will note that my manual description is quite short, normaly what it is and the page count. I do not have the time to list every chapter and detail, if it is a workshop, parts or operators manual thats what you get. If you are wanting to know if it has a specific section just send me a message and I will tell you


If you can't find what you want I have yet to list it, or know where to find it, just send me a message   


There are quite a few people now selling manuals on line, some good and some not so good some are a lot cheaper than me but there is a good chance parts of the manual will be missing, and there will be little or no customer service. You can always get in touch with me, all my contact details are at the bottom of every page as well as the contact form 


We have been selling manuals in our own web shop, also on Ebay for a number of years, so if you want to see what past customers think of our manuals and customer service   click here


Just a note:

I do have time for one hobby, I do glass carving and ceramic sublimation. Check out my personalised tractor mugs, they make great presents.