The story of the 4-wheel drive tractors built by Steiger, International Harvester, Case, and Case IH is told in dramatic fashion in this new authoritative guide. Starting with the development of early 4-wheel drive systems at International Harvester, Red 4WD Tractors traces the evolution and design of some of the most powerful and capable tractors of the 20th century.
Learn the complete story of Steiger tractors, which were designed and built in the barn of John, Douglass and Maurice Steiger near Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. Dig deep into the 4-wheel drives built by International Harvester, from the newly discovered first machine built in 1912 to the final series of Super 70 models of which only a very few were produced.
This volume features heavy research and coverage of International Harvester 4WDs, including newly uncovered details about why the 4300 Series failed, how the Steiger-built IH 66 Series was designed in a secret garage, and why the 2+2 Series was abandoned in 1985. J.I. Case offered an interesting line of 4WD tractors as well, and the colorful history of those powerful machines is traced in detail, including photos of all the orange-and-white 4WD Case tractors.
Written by Lee Klancher and the same team that created the award-winning books Red Tractors 1958-2013 and Red Combines 1915-2015, this book is a must-have for any tractor and farming history enthusiast. All the 4WD models from International Harvester, Case, Steiger, and Case IH are shown. The book includes the design and development history of the tractors, with first-hand accounts from the engineers and other product-development specialists at IH and Case IH who brought them to life.
Red 4WD Tractors: High-Horsepower All-Wheel-Drive Tractors from International Harvester, Steiger, J.I. Case & Case IH, Lee Klancher, hardcover, 384 pages, color photographs, $75, Octane Press, www.octanepress.com.