You Could Call it a Tractor Book on Hormones


| August 2001


It's all not that often that something truly lives up to its advance billing, whether your favorite major league baseball team's prospects, the latest software package released - or even a just-published 'tractor' book.

However, The Big Book of Farm Tractors is precisely what it bills itself to be, and is really 'big' in many aspects:

First, in size alone this volume physically dwarfs every other 'tractor' book in my collection. It measures 12-¼ x 9-¼ inches and it weighs in at a hefty three pounds, seven ounces.

With wrists and arms unaccustomed these days to bucking hay bales, I found reading it at my desk more comfortable than holding it while seated in my favorite living room chair.

My numbers might be off several either way, but I counted the color photographs of 267 different tractors. That's 267 different tractors!

This whopping figure represents the involvement of one heckuva lot of time, effort, and expense. Seldom does a photographer find more than a couple or a handful of tractors at any one location.