Author: Andrew Morland
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Antique and classic tractors
If you'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 Japan-models from the 1880s to today-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.
The first general-purpose tractor with narrowly spaced front wheels, the original Farmall was designed to do fine-tuned field cultivation as well as anything a team of farm horses could do—in short, to “farm all.” The rest is history, even legend, in the agriculture industry—a legend that unfolds in these pages in full color and sharp detail. This big book features five hundred photographs of Farmall tractors, from that first experimental model introduced in 1924, through the classic lineup of International Harvester models that bore the Farmall name, to the last one to roll off the assembly line (the landmark five-millionth tractor produced at the Farmall plant in Illinois). Detailed descriptions combine with these vibrant pictures to make Legendary Farmall Tractors a full-scale appreciation of the art of farm machinery at its can-do best.
John Deere may have been a bit slow to test the tractor market, not launching a company-branded tractor until 1923, but once the agricultural powerhouse entered the scene with its mighty Model D, it never looked back.
A wonderful overview of a century of legendary tractors. The farm tractor took over where humans and animals had once toiled in the fields. From the first big steam-powered engines to the smaller, more maneuverable tractors, to the most evolved and advanced models of today, experience the full history of this fascinating machine. Features marque-by-marque info of all the major manufacturers, covering more than 150 tractors, and an illustrated, eye-catching combination of specially commissioned color photographs.
Finally! A restoration guide with the kind of detail needed for a first-class job. How to Restore Your Farm Tractor is packed with hundreds of helpful full-color photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works . . . and what doesn’t. Tharran Gaines’ expert DIY guide will walk you step-by-step through the complete restoration of your tractor, from disassembly to engine rebuild, electrics, painting, and final detailing. There’s even a handy section on parts sources. So, no matter if you favor John Deeres, Fords, Farmalls, A-Cs, or Minnie-Mos, with Gaines’ guidance, you’re well on your way to showing off your shiny “new” classic tractor!
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: Mirco de Cet
Release Date: 2015-03
This is a pictorial history of the tractor with full-colour pictures alongside historical black-and-white. It depicts the days of primitive steam-powered traction engines, through to the sleek, sophisticated powerhouses that perform as the main workhorses of today's farming industry.
Author: C H Wendel
Publisher: Krause Publications
Release Date: 2004-05-20
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Never before has such a detailed story been told of the machinery, tools, and implements used on farms on a daily basis. C. H. Wendel documents the machinery of manufacturing giants and those lesser known, from their beginnings in the 1800s through the farm machinery and equipment of the early 1950s?everything from alfalfa bunchers to windrowers, including relatively minor items such as feed grinders and disk harrows. Alphabetically organized, each entry includes an overview of the implement or tool and notable examples of associated brands. A brief historical summary accompanies each example with a description of its intended uses. Readers get the full story about corn planters, corn pickers, and the combines, with sections on farm engines, steam traction engines, trucks, tractors, wagons, vehicles, and numerous farmhouse items. Each chapter provides pricing guidelines as well. Plant the seeds of tradition with this fully illustrated, comprehensive encyclopedia.
With detailed specifications and over 650 photographs of historical and modern machines, this is the ultimate book for every tractor and agricultural machinery enthusiast. A fascinating history is followed by a visual directory of machines and their manufacturers, with vintage models restored to their former glory, together with their modern-day high-tech equivalents.