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.
Whether you dream of restoring a John Deere or have a whole shed full of them, you'll cherish the reminiscences within the pages of This Old John Deere. This book is a treasury of memoriesâ??short stories, essays, tall tales, and reminiscencesâ??all devoted to John Deere tractors and to their role on the family farm. The authors of the pieces collected in this anthology come from a wide range of backgrounds and farming regions. Some are respected respected tractor historians; other are regular farm folk with a story to share. The beautiful photography comes from a variety of well-known photographers and archives, and there's also an endearing selection of paintings and other farm art. There's no tractor like a John Deere. The most popular make among collectors and restorers deserves its own tribute, so we've gathered a fabulous collection of artwork and stories devoted just to the famous green machines. Stories--ranging from the first ride upon a John Deere to the fateful day when the team of horses was replaced by the shiny new Johnny Popper--by well-known and respected farm contributors include Patricia Penton Leimbach, Donald Zolan, Dave Barnhouse, Don Macmillan, C.H. Wendel, and Ralph W. Sanders.
Author: Ralph W. Sanders
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
International Harvester's Farmall tractor revolutionised farming around the world. Introduced in 1922, it was an inexpensive, lightweight, general-purpose, row-crop tractor that could literally farm all. Through the years, the Farmall became one of the world's most popular tractors. This book showcases collectible International Harvester tractors from the 1910s to the 1960s, including the famous Farmall, as well as other International Harvester and McCormick-Deering models. Readers will be captivated by Ralph Sander's detailed history and outstanding colour and black-and-white photographs, historical ads, and brochures of what was the world's best-selling tractor as well as a leader in innovation and engineering.
Author: Robert N. Pripps
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Release Date: 2015-10-19
With tractor historian Robert N. Pripps, take a close look at some of the most collectible vintage tractors from the United States, the UK, Germany, Holland, France, and other countries. Vintage farm tractors are revered throughout the world as the source of mechanical labor, allowing the revolution of farming to take place in the twentieth century. Some of the most interesting tractors are also the rarest, since they were produced in very small quantities. These include one-of-a-kind modified models; very, very old machines; and models produced by one of the many companies that made tractors for only a short time. The Tractor Factor is a richly illustrated book that reveals what makes a tractor collectible, showcases the rarest models, gives a history of the marque, and details specific finds. Robert N. Pripps, a leading tractor historian, covers models from the United States, the UK, Germany, Holland, France, and other countries. Pripps' expertise, paired with the stunning photography of Ralph W. Sanders and Andrew Morland, makes The Tractor Factor a book no fan of these paradigm-changing machines will want to miss!
Author: Andrew Morland
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 1997
The tractor changed the way America farmed. Follow the iron workhorse through the years as Morland fills the pages with great old John Deere, International, Farmall, Ford, Fordson, Case, Oliver, Massey and other tractors in 80 color photos. Fascinating details of their development and brief histories of the companies round out the story of U.S. and Canadian manufacturers.
Jerome Increase Case was one of the great pioneers of North American agriculture, alongside John Deere, Cyrus Hall McCormick, and Henry Ford. He founded the venerable J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company in 1842 and soon established its headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin. Case has been celebrated for its threshers, steam and gas tractors, and a full line of farming implements that are sold throughout the world. Packed with historical photos, full-color contemporary shots of collectible tractors, and period advertisements, "Vintage Case Tractors" offers a fascinating retrospective of Case's legacy. The photos and detailed captions trace the history of Case, highlighting differences in design and styling and showcasing a wide variety of machines from the most popular models to the rarest, little-known oddities.
Author: C. H. Wendel
Publisher: Krause Publications
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
You could say that interest in collecting vintage farm tractors is plowing ahead, but that would be an understatement. Interest is actually racing forward. You could say these tractors are a ton of fun, but they are actually 'tons' of iron-giant fun. Vintage tractors, once viewed as useless relics of days gone by, are now looked upon in a different light. Collectors and historians alike are buying these 'iron horses' to restore them to their original pride and power. This exhaustive reference work offers histories of more than 900 different tractor makers: Case, John Deere, Allis-Chalmers, Ford, plus hundreds of obscure tractor companies. Historians, collectors and those who just love old farm tractors will love this book.