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
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.
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!
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.
In the 1960s and 1970s, John Deereâ€™s tractors evolved dramatically from small machines into large, powerful tractors with modern advances and muscular engines; it was a period of the greatest changes since the 1920s. Deere christened these tractors the New Generation. This book in the Tractor Legacy series examines these Big Green machines in detail, with archival and current photography of restored tractors, a thorough historical text, and details of model specifications and variations.
Author: Peter Henderson & Co
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2002-08-26
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Published in 1898, this abundantly illustrated trade catalog advertised tools, fertilizers, insecticides, and other essentials for the turn-of-the-century garden, farm, greenhouse, lawn, orchard, poultry yard, stable, and household. Includes butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more. Approximately 680 black-and-white illustrations.
This classic combination of Leffingwell best-sellers includes is a vivid color history that chronicles the innovative American tractors of John Deere, International Farmall, Case, Ford, Allis-Chalmers, Caterpillar, and Minneapolis-Moline. The technological development of farm power is traced from the back-breaking days of horse farming through the steam-powered iron beasts and on to the development of the internal combustion engine and the creation of the tractor as we know it today.