John Deere is one of the world’s leading tractor companies and this fascinating book brings together the full account of production in both the United States and in Europe. Using modern photography and a largely chronological account of tractor development, the author provides an excellent overview of the evolution of John Deere tractors over the decades. Starting with the early two-cylinder tractors developed in the USA and moving through the creation of multi-cylinder engines after the takeover of the Lanz business in Germany, the book covers the 40 and 50 series of the late 1980s and the innovations in the 1990s when John Deere effectively re-invented the tractor with their full-frame designs. Bringing the reader right up to date with the latest designs that bristle with technological sophistication and covering the evolution of John Deere tractor development, this book will be an essential read for both John Deere enthusiasts and all those interested in the history of tractors, old and new.
Noted photographer Andrew Morland presents more than 650 photographs of tractors from the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan, including models from the 1880's to today. Features everything from John Deere, Farmall, Ford, Case and Caterpillar to some interesting and uncommon tractors that you've never seen before.
Between 1956 and 1964, Massey Ferguson manufactured some 380,000 MF 35s (better known as the Ferguson TO35 in the United States), the most popular medium-sized farm tractors of the period. Many have remained in work, and they are a restorer’s favorite machine.
In this book, technical writer and author Chris Jaworski (a restoration enthusiast himself) provides easy-to-follow, comprehensive information about the MF 35 and TO35 tractor. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions illustrated with clear photographs, covering all aspects of the MF 35 and TO35 3-cylinder, 4-cylinder, and petrol/TVO models.
This manual includes detailed guidance on:
• Buying and safety
• Weekly checks
• Cooling systems
• Fuel systems
• Rear axle and PTO
• Steering and front axle
Compiled by Machinery Pete, the Rust Book is the No. 1 source for actual auction prices on antique machinery manufactured between the 1920s and 1970s. It includes sales results on nearly 10,000 vintage tractors, implements and trucks, including a complete list of serial numbers and tractor test results. It gives specific information on the model number sold, the area it was sold, the condition of the equipment and any extra comments that contributed to the sale price. Includes lesser-known classics as well as John Deere, Farmall, Oliver, Allis-Chalmers, etc.
From the starting handles and pan seats of the 1930s to the four-wheel drive machines with computer-management systems common by the year 2000, Seventy Years of Farm Tractors traces the evolution of the farm tractor.
Covering a total of 100 manufacturers in alphabetic order, author Brian Bell gives a history of each company and its major models. He pays particular attention to the important developments of the classic period, from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Illustrated with a wealth of photographs and extracts from sales literature, this informative text provides a complete overview. There are even special features on items such as hydraulic systems and cold-starting aids.
The Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors explores the range of iconic “green tractors” with which Illinois-based John Deere has become one of the world's most recognizable brands.
This fact-packed volume takes you through dozens of John Deere farm models, beginning with the 1892 Waterloo Boy and ending with the game-changing New Generation and Generation II lines. With selected text from The Bigger Book of John Deere by late legendary Deere historian Don Macmillan, this book details year-to-year model changes within each series and offers comprehensive specs charts compiled by Deere authority John Dietz.
In addition to the Waterloo Boy, you'll witness the entire run of two-cylinder “Johnny Poppers” (from the 1924 Model D through the 830 Series models in 1960) and the styled tractors of the prewar and postwar years. Also featured heavily are the groundbreaking New Generation tractors, launched to much fanfare in 1960, and their successors, the New Generation II lineup (with their Sound-Gard cabs). Standard, row-crop, orchard, and even a selection of experimental models … they're all here. In addition, you'll find coverage of John Deere’s rich international heritage, with tractors produced in Spain, Germany, and Australia.
Illustrated with incredible color photography and period advertising, The Complete Book of Classic John Deere Tractors is an essential edition for the library of any Deere fanatic.
Through engaging text and fascinating photography, The Complete Book of Farmall Tractors preserves the story of the legendary pioneering machines in detail. The book's content is organized chronologically, and its detailed text shines a light on Farmall's long history and evolution. Beautiful images, both modern and historic, bring the story to life and thorough spec tables highlight key technical and performance specifications. The result is the ultimate reference to some of the most popular farm tractors in history.
In 1923, International Harvester revolutionized the tractor world by conceiving the Farmall brand, a revolutionary new line of all-purpose tractors designed for small- to medium-sized farms. Eventually offering an array of engine and equipment options, by the 1930s Farmalls were bestowed with letters as their model names, from the compact A, B, and C models to the larger H and M tractors. Fittingly known as the "Letter Series," the tractors were even given a streamlined design by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Not surprisingly, they went on to become some of the most widely produced and best-selling American farm tractors of all time, to be followed beginning in 1954 with the numbered Hundred Series models.
By 1947, Farmall had built over 1 million tractors. Amazingly, many are still in use today, not just as collector vehicles, but often as working farm tractors. In The Complete Book of Farmall Tractors, tractor historian Robert Pripps explores the entire range of Farmall tractors, from their inception to their final model year in 1973. Pripps includes all models, from Diesel and LPG versions to orchard tractors. Pripps also explains the evolution of Farmall lines and gives coverage to the entry-market Cub unveiled in 1947, as well as the Hundred Series, right up to the cancellation of the Farmall name in 1973.
The Farmall Dynasty recounts the dramatic story of the developmental history of tractors built by International Harvester, the dominant agricultural manufacturer of the early 20th century. The book traces the evolution of the Farmall tractor from the early Titans and Moguls through to modern times.
The book includes well-researched accounts of the development of the original Farmall, the Letter Series, the 4100, Cub and other legendary IHC tractors, with firsthand accounts from factory engineers describing the challenges they faced.
This book is an update of the rare and out-of-print International Harvester Photographic History.
This highly illustrated account covers the full history of Harry Ferguson's tractor products from his pioneering work before the 1930s to the merger with Massey in 1957. The author has had access to fresh archive material and has interviewed many of the surviving men who were associated with Ferguson. The appeal of the Fergie lay in its lightness and utility, and also in the system of mechanized farming of which it was a part. Throughout the book, reference is made to the implements which lay at the heart of the system.
A classic farm tractor is a conversation starter and a comforting reminder of childhoods on the farm and adulthoods twisting a wrench in the garage or shop. 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 this expanded edition of The Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors. This photo-filled collection features landmark models from all the major marques:
• J. I. Case
• John Deere
• International Harvester
Also well-represented are smaller brands like Advance-Rumely, Cockshutt, Eagle, Fate-Root-Heath, Ferguson, Hart-Parr, Minneapolis-Moline, and Oliver. Tractors from the United States, Canada, and Europe are included. But The Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors, Expanded Edition is more than just another collection of handsome color photos. Each model description is accompanied by a specification chart presenting crucial technical details like RPMs, horsepower, fuel type, maximum speed, weight, and more. With some 400 tractor models and a color photograph depicting each, this book is a valued addition to any tractor lover's bookshelf.
This convenient, easy-to-use field guide puts a wealth of information right into your hands! You'll find brief histories, model runs, specification details, and eye-catching color photographs of more than 500 models of John Deere tractors, from the 2-cylinder series of 1892 to modern multicylinder models. The late Don Macmillan is considered one of the world's most respected John Deere historians. Inside, he breaks down John Deere's rich heritage into distinct eras:
•The Pioneering Years, 1892–1924
•The Unstyled Years, 1923–1938
•The Styled Years, 1938–1960
•The Numbered Series, 1952–1960
•The New Generation of Power, 1959–1972
• Generation II, 1972–1987
• The Modern Years, 1982–1991
A wealth of photos of every John Deere tractor (from the legendary 2-cylinder Waterloo Boy that started it all to 6-cylinder, 200-horsepower machines of the 1980s) are accompanied by detail-rich descriptions of the tractors' features and backstories, as well as concise charts presenting key specifications. For fans of old iron, there's no better quick reference. It's equally useful at swap meets and in the armchair!
In The John Deere Century, acclaimed author and photographer Randy Leffingwell uses his unique brand of storytelling to chronicle the company and the tractors that have carried the distinctive green and yellow livery for the past century.
Iconic John Deere tractors ranging from the spartan Waterloo Boy to the Model AOS, and from German and Argentine models to the acclaimed New Generation tractors are featured in this celebration of industrial tractor design. Loaded with photographs, both modern and vintage, and excellently written info, this book will have John Deere fans salivating.