Steam Engines
The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Best of the Best: Best Steam Tractor

Historic 110 hp Best steam tractor survives the passage of time.

Adding a Minnesota Giant Steam Engine to the Family

An Ohio woman's passion for steam expands with the purchase of an 1891 Minnesota Giant steam engine.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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CLASSIC FARM TRACTORS

From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries in the ag industry, scores of farm tractor classics from the 20th century are profiled in this colorful, fun and fact-filled book. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights, fuel types, and more. Illustrated with color photography by Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is arranged chronologically to give a better sense of farm tractor evolution and includes all of the usual suspects (from the likes of John Deere, Farmall, Fordson and Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, Best, Caterpillar, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson, Oliver, Rumely, and Hart-Parr) as well as lesser-known and forgotten marques manufactured throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Pripps includes a generous selection of farm tractors from Europe, including models from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more. Classic Farm Tractors is an entertaining look at the tractors we all know and love as well as the oddball tractors that fans find fascinating. With well over 200 photographs of more than 100 years of tractors from all over North America and Europe, it's the perfect gift for tractor lovers.

$21.99

EVERY ONE'S A WINNER DVD

Hosted by Max Armstrong, it's a friendly family feud between John Deere enthusiast Richard Brand and his son, Bill, a Farmall fan at heart. The two farm and restore tractors together in Nodaway County, Mo. Other features include: 1947 Farmall MV, 1941 John Deere AW, 1961 Minneapolis-Moline Jet Star, 1963 Allis-Chalmers D-15 Birdcage, 1935 John Deere B, 1964 Oliver 770, 1929 Keck-Gonnerman, 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee, 1941 Thieman, 1952 Case LA, 1938 Massey-Harris Pacemaker Orchard, 1955 Allis-Chalmers WD-45, 1952 John Deere GH Hi-Crop and a 1970 International 1026 Hydro. 2002. Run time: 70 minutes.

$25.95