This first-hand account from Oliver's chief engineer provides intimate detail on how some of the most collectible Oliver tractors were designed, built and sold. Author T. Herbert Morrell was the chief engineer for Oliver from 1944 through 1970. He was a key figure in the development of the Fleetline tractors, the upgraded Super series, and the all-new 1600, 1750, 1800, and 1900 tractors.
This papeback edition provides a behind-the-scenes look at how these tractors were conceived and built from one of their foremost designers. The text has appeared in the book Oliver Farm Tractors, and this updated rendition includes additional supporting technical data.
Author: T. Herbert Morrell
This award-winning book chronicles the complete story of the red combine’s impact on agriculture and society. Co-authored by long-time IH and Case IH product manager Gerry Salzman, Red Combines 1915–2020 is a unique collaboration that featured Klancher's storytelling ability and Salzman's knowledge from 42 years as an industry leader and insider.
The second edition features: updates on the latest Case IH combines, new photography, a slightly smaller size, and more affordable price!
The book includes photographs and details about every International Harvester and Case IH combine built in the United States and abroad, and tells the story of the creation of the Axial-Flow combine, which was developed in a garage so secret only a few people knew it existed. The Axial-Flow combine was a technological leap that transformed the industry when introduced in 1977. The book covers the entire line of red combines, including the CBX, a top-secret mega-combine built in the 1990s. Also included is brief coverage of J.I. Case combines. Authored by Lee Klancher and the team of talented contributors who created the award-winning Red Tractors 1958–2013, this thorough and entertaining book is another captivating volume sure to please fans of agricultural equipment and farm history.
Author: Lee Klancher
The third edition of the definitive guide to the history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors is revised and reformatted into a compact, 8x8-inch, easy-to-read volume. The latest edition of the award-winning history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors features an all-new cover and updated content, including data and photos of every model built from 1958 all the way up to 2022, as well as in-depth information on how these tractors were designed and constructed.
Author: Lee Klancher
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.
Author: Brian Bell
The legacy of International Harvester often focuses on the lasting memories of the distinctive red farm machinery. Collectors and restorers have done remarkable work in keeping the IH brand alive. This book, from best-selling author of The Breakup, Paul Wallem, shines a light on the many successful products developed by IH between 1940-1980, some that were "industry firsts." Included are never before published photos and stories about the design and development of IH products, including the top-secret Axial-Flow combine project.
Author: PAUL WALLEM
Originally published by the A.D. Baker Company in Swanton, Ohio, this e-book contains 21 pages of illustrations and detailed information on the Baker line of engines and threshers. Includes black and white images of the machines.
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First manufactured in 1917, Ford tractors (initially sold under the Fordson name, a contraction of Henry Ford & Son) were, thanks to mass production, the first affordable and reliable machines that allowed small farmers to replace draft animals. Though manufacture was exclusive to Great Britain by the 1930s, Ford tractors returned stateside with a roar in 1939 with the 9N, which incorporated the hitch system of Irish engineer and inventor Harry Ferguson.
In this comprehensive addition to Motorbooks’ Complete Book Series, tractor historian Robert Pripps provides a detailed and complete account of Ford tractors, from the earliest Fordsons to the Ford-Fergusons, the Ford N Series, and the Ford "World" tractors manufactured into the 1970s. Amply illustrated, the book also offers extensive information on the numerous options and accessories, implements and variations that came out of Dearborn, Sherman Bros., and the great Funk Bros. hot rod conversions that could make each of these popular machines utterly unique. In between, the book traces year-to-year model changes within each series.
With content from Pripps’ best-selling The Big Book of Ford Tractors and The Illustrated Ford and Fordson Tractor Buyer’s Guide, The Complete Book of Ford Tractors is supplemented with new text, data-packed specification boxes, and a largely new selection of incredible color photography and period advertising.
The only book offering comprehensive coverage of the breadth of collectible Ford tractors, The Complete Book of Ford Tractors is a must-have volume for every tractor enthusiast's library.
Author: Robert N. Pripps
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.
Author: Don Macmillan
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 history of tractors and agriculture in England cannot be told without the story of David Brown Ltd., one of the largest producers of tractors in England during the twentieth century. This closely-researched, highly-illustrated history tells the whole story of this remarkable company's early years.
David Brown was a Yorkshire company based around Huddersfield. Its roots lay in wooden patterns making for the looms and weaving machinery of the area in the 1850s. This led to manufacturing the machine-cut iron gears in which the company excelled. In 1914 the company patented a worm thread for gears that eventually was adopted as the British Standard thread. Their involvement with tractors began before World War II when they had an agreement with Harry Ferguson to manufacture the Ferguson-Brown. When working with Ferguson proved difficult, the company developed its range of wheeled and crawler tractors, the VAK series. Development was interrupted by the war during which the company's gears were used in the Merlin engines that powered the Spitfires.
It concluded when the VAK 1/C became one of Britain's most popular tractors of the 1950s: the Cropmaster. The author interviewed many of the surviving engineers, designers, and other staff involved in the development and marketing of David Brown's products. For anyone with an industry in English industrial history, this authoritative work by Stuart Gibbard, editor of Old Tractor magazine, is essential reading. It is the first in a trilogy of books profiling David Brown and its products in detail.
Author: Stuart Gibbard
The history of tractors and agriculture in England cannot be told without the story of David Brown Ltd., one of the largest producers of tractors in England during the twentieth century. This closely-researched, highly-illustrated history tells the whole story of what is probably the most significant period in the company's history. It focuses on the period during which the motto of this celebrated Yorkshire company was "mechanizing the world's farms."
It was no idle boast; as this book explains, the company expanded its product line to embrace various models, becoming a serious contender on the global market. The famous Cropmaster remained in production until 1953, but the exciting new developments followed included the six-cylinder 50D, the innovative row-crop 2D, and a range of crawlers and industrial tractors. Diversifying still further, David Brown added the old-established firm of Harrison, McGregor & Guest, together with its range of Albion implements, to its portfolio in 1955.
The early 1960s saw the arrival of the Emblematic range before the era of red David Brown tractors came to an end in 1964.
This highly illustrated book is the result of many years of meticulous research. The author interviewed many of the surviving engineers, designers, and other staff involved in the development and marketing of David Brown's products. For anyone interested in English industrial history, this authoritative work by Stuart Gibbard, editor of Old Tractor magazine, is essential reading. Many of the illustrations are taken from David Brown's archives and have not been seen before.
It is the second in a trilogy of books profiling David Brown and its products in detail.
Author: Stuart Gibbard
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.
Author: Lee Klancher