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.
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.
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.
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.
This amazing photographic history covers farm tractor dealerships from their beginnings to today, featuring vintage photos of showroom floors, building exteriors, service areas, and parts departments. Illustrations of floor plans are also included, as wel
Author: April Halberstadt
Publisher: Metro Books
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Illustrated with full-color and black-and-white photographs of numerous classic tractors and vintage advertisements, and written by an expert, this is the perfect nostalgic guide to the wonderful farm machines that helped build a nation. The illuminating text offers a complete discussion of the most groundbreaking models, and fascinating sidebars detail tractor basics, collecting and lore.
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.