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This Farm Collector T-shirt is perfect for any tractor enthusiast or collector. Printed with the image of a tractor and the Farm Collector logo as well as the saying, “In Rust We Trust” you’ll always be reminded that sometimes old is better. Printed on a soft cotton and polyester blend, you’ll never want to reach for another t-shirt again!
From the very beginning, Cecil Pond worked with his father, Elmer on the development of what became known as the Wheel Horse tractor. Unlike many enterprises begun in a family garage, the development of their tractor revolutionized the care of America's fast-growing postwar suburban lawns. Here was a tractor far from the farm, which delighted its user while easing his maintenance chores. Today, the Wheel Horse tractor is a prized collectible in addition to being a useful and necessary piece of equipment.
Straight from the Horse's Mouth: The Wheel Horse Story reveals the fascinating history of the beginning of the Wheel Horse and its influence on the American lawn. Full of beautiful, color photographs on crisp, glossy pages, it tells the story of this classic machine, complete with vintage advertisements, personal memorabilia, and even an accompanying DVD. This final edition of Straight from the Horse's Mouth is perfect for vintage tractor buffs or any historian.
Order while you can! When this final edition complete with DVD is gone, it's gone!
For the first time, a detailed step-by-step guide to stationary gas engine restoration has been written for engine enthusiasts. From start to finish, Peter Rooke's newly revised, easy-to-follow narrative will impress and educate both new and experienced hobbyists with exhaustive coverage of the process.
In 112 pages, Rooke meticulously leads you from stripping an engine through rebuilding each component — from bearings to cylinder head to ignition. Tips along the way cover everything from repairing damaged threads to removing rust and zinc plating.
A new chapter on building your own magneto charger has been added to this newly revised edition of Gas Engine Restoration. Other chapters include information on rebuilding engine carts as well as painting engines, whether applying new paint or preserving old finish. Included are data tables containing reference information such as various bolt head and nut sizes, copper wire sizes and bearing tolerances.
The book has a soft, durable cover and a convenient lay-flat spiral binding that allows you to keep your hands at work while you follow along.
The Farm Collector Show Directory is the No. 1 source for the most current and complete antique farm equipment show information. Packed with maps of each show location, detailed listings, club advertisements, and commercial resources, the directory is your personal guide to the world of antique farm equipment shows. This jumbo book contains all the antique farm equipment shows in 2020 — from spring swaps and consignment auctions to antique tractor pulls, thresherees, fall shows, and annual meetings. The directory features events from coast to coast — and Canada!
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A classic farm tractor is a conversation starter and a comforting reminder of childhoods on the farm and adulthoods twisting a wrench in the driveshaft. Tractors are cultural touchstones of another era, as familiar as the smell of apple pie baking in a farmhouse kitchen. All of that nostalgia is here in Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors.
In this photo-saturated guidebook, you'll recognize the big brands of classic farm tractors, such as Allis-Chalmers, J. I. Case, Caterpillar, John Deere, Ford, and International Harvester (including Farmall). Also well-represented are small and no-longer-existing brands such as Advance-Rumely, Cockshutt, Eagle, Fate-Root-Heath, Harry Ferguson, Friday Tractor, Hart-Parr, and Minneapolis-Moline. There are tractors from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors includes more than just handsome color photos of these powerful machines. Each model description includes all the pertinent details: engine rpms, type of fuel, maximum speed, wheel configurations, weight, number of plows the tractor can handle, and variations.
With more than 500 tractor models and an array of color photographs depicting the most iconic ones, Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors will be a valued addition to any tractor lover's bookshelf.
A follow-up to his highly regarded first book, Gas Engine Restoration, this newest gas engine restoration guide from veteran vintage engine restorer Peter Rooke offers a wealth of practical, hands-on information for both the new and experienced engine hobbyist. Drawing from his exhaustive experience repairing and restoring gas engines, Peter Rooke shares the tips and techniques he’s acquired over the years to aid engine restorers in almost every facet of the restoration process. Mechanical considerations run from the basics of setting ignition and valve timing to repairing and making pistons. Dedicated chapters on restoring common Webster and Wico magnetos will help you ensure your engine runs at its best, while chapters on making mufflers, repairing cast iron and learning how to paint and pinstripe will show you how to get your engine looking its best.
John Deere’s most famous and fascinating machines are presented as they’ve never been presented before: in a studio, photographed against plain seamless backdrops. The result is a superb collection of unprecedented photographs celebrating every detail of the tractors considered to be icons of industrial design.
From the spartan Waterloo Boy to the streamlining triumph of the Model AOS, from German and Argentine models to the much vaunted New Generation tractors, photographer and author Lee Klancher delves into the renowned Keller Collection to bring Deere fans an utterly unique look at the objects of their passion. Thirty tractors are presented in beautiful full-tractor shots and detail views that highlight notable engineering and design elements. Accompanying the photography are detailed captions, the stories behind the models shown, and the history of John Deere design evolution, particularly the influence of renowned industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss. A John Deere book like no other, sure to captivate those who bleed Green.
America’s favorite small farm tractor is retrieved from the shed and shined up for duty in this essential guide by tractor repair expert Rachel Gingell and longtime writer Kenneth Updike. The Farmall Cub Encyclopedia is a comprehensive manual for any self-starter, at-home historian, or backyard farmer.
Providing step-by-step instruction for maintenance and repair from oil changes to charging system snags, as well as user tips and a buyer’s checklist, the Farmall Cub Encyclopedia will give you the confidence and know-how to buy, repair, and use your very own Farmall Cub. With instructional photographs, vintage advertisements, and contemporary images, this illustrated companion is at home on both the workshop bench and the living room coffee table!
The book also includes an in-depth history of all models and a vast list of implements to adapt your tractor to any need, making it both an introduction and an authoritative resource for the novice and experienced tractor owner alike.
The Farmall Dynasty recounts the dramatic story of the developmental history of tractors built by International Harvester, the dominant agricultural manufacturer of the early 20th century. The book traces the evolution of the Farmall tractor from the early Titans and Moguls through to modern times.
The book includes well-researched accounts of the development of the original Farmall, the Letter Series, the 4100, Cub and other legendary IHC tractors, with firsthand accounts from factory engineers describing the challenges they faced.
This book is an update of the rare and out-of-print International Harvester Photographic History.
In The John Deere Century, acclaimed author and photographer Randy Leffingwell uses his unique brand of storytelling to chronicle the company and the tractors that have carried the distinctive green and yellow livery for the past century.
Iconic John Deere tractors ranging from the spartan Waterloo Boy to the Model AOS, and from German and Argentine models to the acclaimed New Generation tractors are featured in this celebration of industrial tractor design. Loaded with photographs, both modern and vintage, and excellently written info, this book will have John Deere fans salivating.
This rollicking ride into machine history follows the innovators, entrepreneurs, and hucksters who transformed our world with farm machines. Starting with the turn-of-the-century visionaries who saw that four wheels and a motor could replace the horse, the book moves swiftly through key early developments to cover the power farming movement of the latter part of the 20th century—a time when major manufacturers lagged behind and independent builders and farmers began creating their own solutions with pencil drawings and welders.
The book’s stories range from the butcher shop where John Deere secretly designed a completely new line of four- and six-cylinder tractors to the skullduggery and corporate raiding that took place in fields and back lots as company agents schemed to discover what their dirty ol’ competitors had up their sleeves. The book moves all the way up through the creation of the first tractor electronics, the merger movement of the 1980s, and the emergence of high-technology innovations (such as smart farms and auto-guidance) that are changing the farm as we know it. This raucous, heartfelt book shines a light on some of the bright minds and innovative companies that emerged from the fertile fields of America’s heartland.