Providing an interesting glimpse into the steam traction engines and internal combustion tractors that revolutionized the world of farming, this collection focuses on American tractors from the late 1850s to the beginning of the Great Depression. With farm journal advertisements -- dating from 1909 through 1929 -- this account considers how something as ordinary and utilitarian as a tractor seems to have inherent standards of good design, correct proportion, and beauty. Intended for tractor enthusiasts, historians, artists, illustrators, students of industrial design, and graphic art lovers, this fascinating book recounts an important piece of history.
Author: Jim Harter
In Farmall: The Red Tractor That Revolutionized Farming, the history of the Farmall is traced from the first Farmall, developed in the early 1920s, through its evolution to the new Farmall models. The book combines a broad cultural history of Farmall with photos of restored machines, as well as color and black-and-white archival photography.
Author: Randy Leffingwell and Robert Pripps
Fiat's first agricultural tractor was presented to the civil and military authorities of Turin in 1918 and marketed the following year by the Federation of Agricultural Consortia. This book uses original photographic documentation to illustrate the origins and development of the company's agricultural products, tackling the technical and human aspects of a story that has seen the introduction of more than 500 models since 1918. This is the first comprehensive study of the Turin-based firm's history in the agricultural sector. This updated edition includes all the New Holland new series presented from 2008 up to 2011.
Author: William Dozza, Massimo Misley
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.
Author: Robert N. Pripps
The Fordson Major tractor was produced in large numbers at Ford's Dagenham factory in the United Kingdom from 1951 until 1964, and was exported across the world, including to the United States (where it was called the Ford 5000 diesel). Produced with gas, diesel and kerosene-burning engines, the E1A was the subject of continuous development during its life and was a huge success. Many examples of the E1A can still be found at work on farms today, 50 years after the first models entered production. This extensively illustrated book provides a unique insight into this classic tractor.
How to Restore Tractor Magnetos is the essential guide to farm tractor electrical systems and offers the tractor restorer all the information needed to restore, repair and diagnose magnetos. Authored by the late Neil Yerigan, who was a master of working with vintage electronics, the book comprehensively covers how magnetos function as well as how to troubleshoot and repair common problems. The fine art of nondestructive disassembly is covered in detail and is a key ingredient to keeping your magneto (and your tractor) happy and running.
Now back in print, How to Restore Tractor Magnetos includes sections on the most common magnetos, including those made by Wico, American Bosch, International Harvester, Fairbanks-Morse, Case, Eisemann and more. Also included are voltage regulator field repair and testing, electric starter motors, and wiring advice. Yerigan augments the book's technical detail with anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life in his state-of-the-art (for 1936) south Minneapolis electrical repair shop.
Author: Neil Yerigan
With four years of auction data, Machinery Pete presents his Classic Tractor Price Guide. This book provides his auction prices on machinery made before 1978, which includes tractors, combines, implements, pickups and more. This 400-page guide is the most referred to resource when determining classic machinery values.
The most comprehensive classic tractor auction price guide available from the most trusted source of farm machinery, this book contains:
Author: Greg Peterson
Launched in 1958, as the successor to the ubiquitous Ferguson TE20, the Massey-Ferguson 35 was a product of the merger of Massey-Harris and Ferguson. It incorporated numerous improvements and new features and became massively popular worldwide. Its companion, the 65 model, was introduced shortly afterwards and was a larger tractor, offered with the revolutionary Multi Power system that gave 12 forward and four reverse gears. Durable and versatile, these tractors are still a practical proposition today, and even unrestored examples command high prices. Michael Thorne, author of Ferguson TE20 in Detail, continues the story as he describes the development of these models, the production versions and their capabilities, options and extras, conversions, implements, and their use today. Outstanding surviving examples are featured in some 80 photographs specially taken for this book, and there are approximately 120 accompanying archive illustrations.
Author: Michael Thorne
Driving a tractor was a rite of passage for every farmboy and girl. Anyone who grew up on a farm has nostalgic stories about his or her first tractor: the Farmall that replaced the draft horses, the John Deere "Poppin' Johnny" that ran forever and the cursed tractor that would never start. The long hours spent in the metal tractor seat, come rain, snow or the glaring sun, were formative in a farmer's life.
Here are 25 stories from notable rural authors relating fond or not-so-fond memories of their first tractors, including Michael Perry, Bob Artley, Roger Welsch, Bob Feller, Ben Logan, Gwen Petersen, Ralph W. Sanders, Robert N. Pripps, Patricia Penton Leimbach, Randy Leffingwell, Lee Klancher, Don Macmillan, Scott Garvey, John Dietz and more.
Author: MICHAEL PERRY
A collection of magazine ads detailing Oliver tractors and farm equipment, Oliver Power shows the early history of the Oliver Company through magazine ads of the times. This is not an attempt to show the complete history of the company, but a look at some of the ads throughout their history. The ads included are from the personal collection of collector Tim Putt.
Author: Tim Putt
Features four Case tractors, a Case automobile, 1957 Farmall 230, 1965 John Deere 3020 Hi-Crop, 1953 Farmall Cub, 1939 McCormick-Deering O-14, 1955 John Deere 70 LP, 1920 Samson M Cane, 1944 Oliver 70 American Beauty, 1971 Allis-Chalmers One-Sixty with Roto Baler, 1936 Massey-Harris Challenger, 1951 Gibson Model I, 1940 Minneapolis-Moline Model R and a 1954 Cockshutt 50 Row Crop. In addition to these great tractors, see the 150th Indiana State Fair Tractor Parade! 2006. Run time: 90+ minutes.
As the 1900s began, the world looked forward with optimism yet a sense of anxiety. A technological and cultural revolution was at hand. In the United States, people sought someone who would provide power for the technologies becoming available. Providing Power for a New Age: The R&V Story tells of one, mostly forgotten, story of a company that rose to the challenge of creating this power. This book takes you through a chronological tale of the Root and Van Dervoort Engineering Company and The Moline Automobile Company. It will take you through beginnings and ends, strikes, and “The War to End All Wars,” until the company finally comes to its end. This book does not end there, however; it gives you a tour of the R&V factory, explains the lives of those people important to the R&V story, and gives you an in-depth look at the products this factory, and these people, created. Providing Power for a New Age: The R&V Story includes many never-before seen photos and illustrations. The R&V story may have once been nearly forgotten, but this book brings light back to an extraordinary legacy.
Author: Donald Paul, John Nikodym
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