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.
This classic guide presents practical information on virtually every aspect of farm equipment, machinery, and organization. Originally published in 1917, Handy Farm Equipment and How to Use It surveys every topic of importance to the challenge of equipping a successful and fully functional farm, including lighting the farm home, establishing sources of water, and arranging for sewage disposal for the farmhouse. Additional sections provide detailed discussions of such indispensable examples of farm equipment as tillage tools, seeding machinery, manure spreaders, grain binders, and corn harvesters.
Fully illustrated throughout with drawings, diagrams, plans, and photographs, Handy Farm Equipment and How to Use It will prove as interesting to the current farmer for its still-prudent advice on the timeless problems of farm management as it will to the history buff who wishes to catch an image of what the American farm was like at the beginning of the 20th century. It provides a lovely foray into the rich legacy of American agriculture and will appeal to anyone who has ever been interested in the nuts and bolts of farm life.
Author: HARRY C. RAMSOWER
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
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
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
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
This authoritative book chronicles the complete story of the red combine’s impact on agriculture and society. Red Combines 1915–2015 includes photographs and details about every red combine built in the United States and abroad, and tells the story of the creation of the Axial-Flow combine, which was developed in a garage so secret only a few people knew it existed. The Axial-Flow combine was a technological leap that transformed the industry when introduced in 1977. The book covers the entire line of red combines, including the CBX, a top-secret mega-combine built in the 1990s. Authored by Lee Klancher and the team of talented contributors who created the award-winning Red Tractors 1958–2013, this thorough and entertaining book is another captivating volume sure to please fans of agricultural equipment and farm history.
Author: Lee Klancher
This high-quality set of 24 greeting cards features photographs of six different red tractors, from the iconic Farmall to the last of the cutting edge 2+2 four-wheel-drive tractors built by International Harvester. The cards are perfect for the holidays, but are blank inside so you can send them for any occasion. Gorgeous photographs by Lee Klancher show off the machines in the early morning sun and evening skies. The images are printed on heavyweight high-quality card stock, and you'll find additional photos of the machines and a detailed caption on the back.
Cards in the set show the following models: Farmall M, International 7488, International Cub Lo-Boy, International 1420 combine, International 404, and International 664.
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This authoritative history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors includes data and photos of every model built from 1958 to 2013, as well as in-depth information about how these tractors were designed and constructed. With interviews of engineers and executives, the book covers how the 40 and 60 series were created, and thoroughly covers the red tractors from the 1960s through the 1980s. The book also traces the innovations and struggles of the final days of International Harvester. The authors unearthed a treasure trove of concept drawings and photos of prototype machines to shed new light on how these tractors were created. The book includes the exciting story of the creation of the Case-IH Magnum, an innovative machine that blends some of the great engineering done by IH with the Cummins engine built by Case. The modern era of Case IH is also included, with the story of the creation of the Quadtrac as well as the entire line of tractors. With a mix of new photography of some of the most exceptional collectible models in existence along with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, this thorough book is the most authoritative guide on red tractors ever published.
Within the pages of Red Tractors, 1958-2013, you'll find:
Author: Lee Klancher
Compiled by Machinery Pete, the Rust Book is the No. 1 source for actual auction prices on antique machinery manufactured between the 1920s and 1970s. It includes sales results on nearly 10,000 vintage tractors, implements and trucks, including a complete list of serial numbers and tractor test results. It gives specific information on the model number sold, the area it was sold, the condition of the equipment and any extra comments that contributed to the sale price. Includes lesser-known classics as well as John Deere, Farmall, Oliver, Allis-Chalmers, etc.
Brand-new edition of the No. 1 guide to North American farm tractors by C.H. Wendel, complete with Nebraska Tests. Explore popular makes and models, research company background and key production information, or just browse through more than 1,500 images!
Author: C.H. Wendel