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: 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.
"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.
Farmall, International Harvester and Case-IH tractors built from 1958 to 2013 are covered with in-depth information about how these tractors were designed and constructed. The story traces the innovations and struggles of the final days of Farmall and International Harvester, and then the exciting story of the creation of the Case-IH Magnum, an innovative machine that blends some of the great engineering done by International Harvester in the their final days with thoughtful engineering additions and refinements from the newly blended team.
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.
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: 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.