This Old Tractor

Author: Michael Dregni
Publisher: Crestline Books
ISBN: 0785827749
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Transportation

This book pays homage to farm life, farm families, and to the classic farm tractor. Part family farm nostalgia, part reminiscences about faithful old tractors, this book is chock full of endearing pieces written by all the well known tractor book authors and historians including Randy Leffingwell, Ralph W. Sanders, Robert Pripps, C.H. Wendel, Bill Vossler, Don Macmillan, and CBS Sunday Morning's Roger Welsch. The text is enhanced by a variety of artwork, paintings, historical photos and full color photos. Colorful old ads, tractor catalogs and magazine covers, and tractor toys are sure to bring back warm memories of cherished days spent on the family farm. Tractor buffs, anyone interested in farming or collectibles, and anyone who grew up on a farm will cherish this collection of stories and artwork devoted to the classic farm tractor.

Antique Farm Equipment

Author: Chuck Elsbree
Publisher:
ISBN: 187781041X
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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.

The Field Guide to Vintage Farm Tractors

Author: Robert N. Pripps
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0896583651
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Contains over three hundred color photos of U.S. and Canadian vintage farm tractors from 1900 through 1960 including brief histories, model runs, and specification details of over five hundred models.

Vintage American Farm Tractors

Author: Andrew Morland
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760301476
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Transportation

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.

Vintage International Harvester Tractors

Author: Ralph W. Sanders
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0896584798
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.

Vintage Farm Tractors 2014

Author: Ralph W. Sanders
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760345066
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Genre:

Here are 16 months of classic North American farm tractors from John Deere, International Harvester, Ford, Samson, Allis-Chalmers, and more! Vintage Farm Tractors features color photographs for each of these gloriously restored machines.

The Tractor Factor

Author: Robert N. Pripps
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760348932
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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.

Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements Antiques

Author: C H Wendel
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780873495684
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.

Legendary Farm Tractors

Author: Andrew Morland
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9781627881517
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Transportation

DIVIf 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./div

Vintage Case Tractors

Author: Peter Letourneau
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0896580504
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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.

The Big Book of Farm Tractors

Author: Robert N. Pripps
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0896584712
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Transportation

The Big Book of Farm Tractors is the first large-format volume to chronicle the entire timeline of American farm tractors, from the steam power of the 1850s to the current offerings from New Holland, AGCO, John Deere, Caterpillar, and more. Detailed descriptions of tractors especially significant to the period, short essays on events defining the times, personal vignettes, collectibles, sales memorabilia, ads from old farm magazines, and old black & white photos of farm scenes make this a complete look at one of America’s greatest innovations. Whether you’re someone who has farmed, or someone simply with a love of the land, this book will give you a new perspective on the enormous influence of the tractor upon the American farm and culture.