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: Robert N. Pripps
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Release Date: 2004
Farmall tractors are very popular among restorers and collectors. "The Field Guide to Farmall Tractors is the only book on the market geared to the enthusiast who wants a field guide devoted exclusively to International Harvester's Farmall models. Readers can trust this book's content: it carries the name of Robert Pripps, one of the most respected tractor authors. Following the format of our exceptionally popular "The Field Guide to Vintage Farm Tractors and "The Field Guide to John Deere Tractors, The Field Guide to Farmall Tractors is filled with hundreds of appealing color photographs, plus information on more than 50 models, from the early general purpose row-crop tractor that could literally "farm all" to models of the early 1970s. This convenient, pocket-sized, easy-to-carry volume also includes brief histories and specifications of the model series.
To the admirer of farm machinery in all its gritty splendor, the tractor is more than the mechanical workhorse of the modern field. It is a testament to American know-how, a work of mechanical art truly in the American grain. Among these hard-working machines, Ford tractors hold a special place after nearly a century of bringing innovation, dependability, and good old American muscle to farms and fields worldwide. This book provides a hands-on guide to restoring these venerable machines from the ground up, from the first models made to those produced as recently as 1965. With hundreds of full-color photographs, the guide is not just clear and easy-to-follow, but also a feast for the eyes for tractor aficionados. Beginning at the beginning--how to choose and buy your tractor--Tharran Gaines takes readers through step-by-step directions for the complete restoration of Fordson, Ford-Ferguson, and Ford tractors. In straightforward terms he covers everything from troubleshooting and disassembly to engine and gearbox rebuilds, electrical work, reassembly, painting, and post-restoration care and maintenance. Informative photographs and proven tips, techniques, and money-saving advice from experienced restorers make the book an invaluable resource for amateur mechanic and professional alike. Also included is an appendix listing sources for parts, decals, tires, etc., as well as addresses for tractor clubs and collector associations.
The Big Book of Farmall Tractors is thefirst book of feature every Farmall model. It chronicles the background of McCormick-Deering and International Harvester and outlines the beginnings of IH's production of the treasured Farmall tractor from its inception in 1923 (the lightweight, general purpose row-crop tractor that could literally farm all") until the last model rolled off the assembly line in the mid 1970s. Highlights include stories of the innovative spirit of the "McCormick Men," the battle with John Deere to produce the best-selling, most popular tractor, and the challenges IH faced when the 560 and 460 models failed in the field. This comprehensive volume also includes descriptions and hundreds of color photographs of all models, complete with performance comparisons (based on the University of Nebraska tests); chronicles the exciting beginnings of International Harvester; and places IH events in a larger historical context. But wait, there's more! The text is complemented by our "signature" variety of artwork: fabulous current color photographs, historic black-and-white images, period ads, brochures, and collectibles.
Author: Harold L. Brock
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Release Date: 2008-09-19
This encyclopedia provides the most detailed and complete account ever given of Ford tractors, from the earliest Fordsons to the Ford-Fergusons, the Ford N Series, and the Ford "world" tractors manufactured into the 1970s. Amply illustrated, the book also offers extensive information on the numerous options and accessories, implements and variations that came out of Dearborn, Sherman Bros., and the great Funk Bros. hotrod conversions that could make each of these popular machines utterly unique. Written and compiled by the chief engineer of the Ford N Series tractors and the world's best-known Ford tractor historian, this encyclopedia is the ultimate one-stop resource for anyone with an interest in Ford tractors.
Author: Minnesota Historical Society
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Release Date: 2003-04-07
Genre: Booksellers' catalogs
Fully-illustrated history of the growth of an American community -- its numerous diverse industries, the ingenuity of its leaders and the stories of the average workers behind the products. Larry B. Massie and Peter J. Schmitt detail the area's many distinguished persons -- ranging from "Peppermint King" Albert Todd and S.J. Dunkley, inventor of the cherry pitter, to author Edna Ferber.
Author: Paul F. Starrs
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering
"This book brings to life one of the most creative (and necessary) human endeavors and makes understandable the incredible complexity of California agriculture, one of the world's most daring experiments in feeding itself. A valuable resource that should be read by everyone--not just those of us who farm, but all of us who depend on farms."--Michael Ableman, farmer, photographer, and author of From the Good Earth, On Good Land, and Fields of Plenty. "No understanding of this state is possible without an understanding of its agriculture; that's how important this subject is."--Gerald Haslam, author of Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California "A fascinating, intriguing, and sometimes even humorous exploration of California's agriculture, from broccoli to marijuana and beyond. At long last, a book everyday people can read to understand the state's biggest industry."--Louis Warren, University of California, Davis
From the awakening of the land in the spring to the fireside planning on a chilly winter night, life on a farm revolves around the seasons of the year. The rural music of this seasonal rhythm sounds through the pages of this volume. Writers offer memories of farm life and reflections on its seasonal unfolding, from spring planting through hay baling to harvest suppers in a two-room country schoolhouse. Some funny, some poignant, these evocative essays are illustrated with black-and-white historical photographs and crisp color images that conjure the life of a farm for readers who have known that world intimately, or have only dreamed of it.