Author: Robert N. Pripps
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
All the classic farm tractors you remember, plus new ones to discover, are all here in this complete photo-packed collection. 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 like 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 five hundred tractor models and an array of color photographs depicting the most iconic ones, "Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors" is a valued addition to any tractor lover's bookshelf.
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2002
Original ads, historic design drawings, and factory photographs tell the definitive story of the American tractor's development, mechanical innovations, groundbreaking designs, and company histories. Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell researched and photographed restored classics and one-of-a-kind experimental models from coast-to-coast to deliver the goods on American farm tractor. This is the book that started it all! Previous hardcover edition (0-87938-532-4 pub 1991) has sold a staggering 150,000!
Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Lumina Media
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
After the first tractors appeared on the scene in the late 1890s, it took another two decades and plenty of modifications for farmers to embrace this once-crude technology in favor of the steam engine, further advancing the power-farming revolution. Written by an international expert in agricultural machinery, Farm Tractors takes readers back to the nineteenth century to look at the precursors to modern tractors and travels through the years to follow the machine’s evolution as tractors became indispensable equipment on farms across America. INSIDE FARM TRACTORS: •How steam-powered machinery gave way to tractors, and how tractors changed the way that farmers worked •Prominent early manufacturers and models, including Henry Ford’s legendary Model F, International Harvester’s Farmall, the Waterloo Boy, John Deere, and many more •The use of hydraulics, the advent of diesel engines, the availability of four-wheel drive, and other technical breakthroughs •The introduction of new fuel sources as alternatives to gasoline •Specialized tractors for orchard work, high-acreage operations, carrying loads, cultivating, and other scenarios •The tractor industry’s major expansion following World War II •Modern-day tractors and an outlook on the future of farm machinery
The Bigger Book of John Deere Tractors is a model-by-model encyclopedia of John Deere tractors from their first appearance in 1892 to the latest, 2009 models. Photographs showcase beautifully restored tractors as well as unique paintings and artwork from the Deere archives, rare and valuable original brochures, and studio photos of John Deere toys and models. For tractor enthusiasts, John Deere aficionados, and devotees of American farm machinery at its finest, this big book is an unparalleled compendium of pictures and facts, the best look ever at the incomparable John Deere.
DIVIf youâ€™re a tractor enthusiast with a passion for tractor photography, Legendary Farm Tractors is a dream-come-true pictorial produced with you in mind. Containing more color photographs of more types of farm tractors than any other book in print, Legendary Farm Tractors presents tractors from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japanâ€”models from the 1880s to todayâ€”along with detailed captions, together offering a comprehensive photographic history of tractors. Organized alphabetically by make so that readers can find their favorites easily, the tractors covered here include everything from familiar manufacturers like John Deere, Ford, Farmall, Case, Caterpillar, and International Harvester to obscure tractors that have seldom been seen, such as the special streamlined Porsche coffee plantation tractor that looks more like a sports car than a piece of farm equipment. The extensive variety and distinguished photographs by noted photographer Andrew Morland make this an exceptional book for tractor buffs and the perfect gift book for any machine enthusiast./div
"This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher.
Over 200 beautiful photos of turn-of-the-19th-century farm, ranch and other related implements manufactured prior to early tractor development. Author and collector, Chuck Elsbree identifies many of the manufacturers and models. He effectively describes the functional and mechanical purposes and operating features of the equipment. Includes Seeders, Cultivators, Harrows, Plows, Haying Equipment, and over 30 additional pieces of equipment, including Subsoil Ripper, Wood Tank Sprayer, Corn Kernal & Husk Remover, Windmill & Pumb, Fertilizer Spreader, Bemis Plant Setter, Fordson Tractor, Oxhead Yoke, Single Trees, Slip Scraper, Manual Fresno, Fresno Canal, Road Leveler, Flatbed Wagon, Cargo Wagon, Hand-Drawn Fire Hose Cart, Wine Presses, Scythe & Stable Fork, Forge, and more. All of the equipment is on display at the Elsbree Family Vineyard Ranch in Windsor California.
Tractors, unique in their uses, have undergone thousands of changes over the years to become one of the most handy machines one can have, in any form. There have been so many amazing discoveries and inventions in the history of mankind that it would be difficult to place them in order of importance. Many have revolutionized the way society works, and this could also be said of the humble tractor. Without it, it would be impossible to produce the vast amounts of food required by society today, and for this reason alone it must qualify as a small but essential cog in the vast machine that is the modern world. The earliest pioneer machines used steam traction rather than the new-fangled internal combustion engines, but technological break-throughs came thick and fast: diesel engines, Harry Ferguson's revolutionary three-point-hitch, sophisticated hydraulics, and the wonders of electronics in our own time. Henry Ford made tractors that small farmers could afford, International Harvester pioneered the 1920s Farmall - the first tractor able to cope with row crops - while allis-Chalmers introduced pneumatic rubber tires in the 1930s. Nearly 30 years later the Steiger brothers invented an entirely new breed, the giant four-wheel-drive articulated super-tractor. This book covers more than a century of tractor-making and features tractors that are regarded with something like affection - Case, Fordson, Massey-Ferguson, Minneapolis-Moline, Versatile - they are all here and many others. Tractors of all shapes, sizes, ages, colors and types - they are here in all their resplendent glory.