All of the tractors and owners that appeared in the 2008 Classic Tractor Fever calendar are featured in this comprehensive DVD. Featured models include a 1940 John Deere Armored A, a 1949 Massey Harris self-propelled combine, a 1963 Farmall 560 and a 1964 Allis-Chalmers D-19 Beachmaster. 2007. Run time: 70 minutes.
From Fordson tractors to New Holland North America. Author Norm Swinford concentrates on North American operations model-by-model through the entire tractor line. Includes the story of Abram Zimmerman and his New Holland Machine Works in 1895 and Edwin Nolt's self-tie baler in 1940, and how New Holland acquired the business. Specifications, Nebraska tractor tests and serial numbers. HC, 288 pages, more than 775 photos.
Author: Norm Swinford
From the first gas traction engine by Hart-Parr through the 1929 merger that created Oliver Farm Equipment Co. through White Motor Co.'s purchase in 1960. Model research, information and photos. Nebraska tractor test and serial numbers. SC, 104 pages, more than 200 black-and-white photos.
Author: Larry Gay
Hosted by Max Armstrong and featuring tractors from Alaska to Long Island, this video includes spotlights on: 1949 John Deere MI, 1956 John Deere 320 U and 420 U Highway Orange utility tractors, 1939 Allis-Chalmers RC, 1960 John Deere 830 and Model 777 plow, 1956 Minneapolis-Moline UTS, 1955 Oliver Super 88 High Clearance, 1956 Ferguson 40 and Baler, 1960 International 460 Wheatland, 1949 Ford 8N (on stilts), 1964 John Deere 3020 LP Orchard, 1954 Intercontinental Military C-26, 1976 Big Bud HN 320, and 1952 Massey-Harris Pony. 2006. Run time: 90+ minutes.
Highlighting impact tractors from the early to the latter part of the 20th century, with features including: 1977 Big Bud 747, 1913 Rumely OilPull, 1924 Fordson, 1927 Farmall Regular, 1928 John Deere General Purpose, 1933 Allis-Chalmers WC, 1937 Oliver 709 Row Crop, 1941 Minneapolis-Moline LP UTS, 1942 Farmall H, 1955 Massey-Harris 55, 1965 Case Agri-King Spirit of 76, 1996 Caterpillar Challenger 55 Row Crop and 1917 International Harvester Co. Titan. Also shows the National FFA winners: 1960 John Deere 430 and 1953 Oliver 88 Row Crop. 1999. Run time: 75 minutes.
When it was first introduced, Big Bud caught the attention of farmers and tractor enthusiasts worldwide. The monstrosity of Montana holds the unofficial title of the most famous tractor in the world. John Harvey's new book takes a unique glimpse into this fascinating agricultural icon, complete with stunning photography pairing Big Bud with some of man and nature's other big beasts. 128 pages.
Author: John Harvey
This 1998 companion video introduces you to Bill Van Zante and his 1958 Ford 901 Powermaster, along with Ed Spiess and his 1948 Intercontinental, Tom Jarell and his special 1939 John Deere, Ken Lambert and his 1952 Big Four and Paul Summers and his 1961 Cockshutt - plus a glimpse of 10 other tractors. Other fascinating segments are: Barbara and Jack - the John Deere woman and the Allis-Chalmers man who became married, and Tanner Law and Tyler Miller, two King City, Misso. youngsters who were driving tractors before kindergarten. Also includes scads of other super people and their tractors.
For Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels, author Frank Raczon dug up the dirt and constructed the only modern history of the world's heaviest machinery. So many things differentiate the Caterpillar brand from its competitors that it can be difficult to know where to begin. From its trademark Caterpillar Yellow to its tradition of making the most rock-solid products on earth, everything about the Caterpillar name is synonymous with the world's toughest machines. In fact, the company's success has led to it being used by economists as a bellwether for the state of the economy as a whole. In this book, Raczon details the largest and most modern earth-moving machines today, with down-to-earth explanations of how and why they work the way they do, as well as interviews and quotes from Caterpillar's engineers and operators themselves. Featuring rare historical photography and insight from noted industrial historian Keith Haddock, this book offers a glimpse of how Caterpillar's meteoric rise from an under-the-radar producer of agrarian and industrial equipment led to its modern status as an international corporate superstar. Filled with excavators, backhoe loaders, motor-graders, off-highway trucks and more, this book is sure to capture the imagination of anyone who has ever passed a construction site and wondered just how the machines work the way they do and what they're truly capable of.
Author: Frank Raczon, Keith Haddock
From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries in the ag industry, scores of farm tractor classics from the 20th century are profiled in this colorful, fun and fact-filled book. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights, fuel types, and more. Illustrated with color photography by Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is arranged chronologically to give a better sense of farm tractor evolution and includes all of the usual suspects (from the likes of John Deere, Farmall, Fordson and Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, Best, Caterpillar, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson, Oliver, Rumely, and Hart-Parr) as well as lesser-known and forgotten marques manufactured throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Pripps includes a generous selection of farm tractors from Europe, including models from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more. Classic Farm Tractors is an entertaining look at the tractors we all know and love as well as the oddball tractors that fans find fascinating. With well over 200 photographs of more than 100 years of tractors from all over North America and Europe, it's the perfect gift for tractor lovers.
Author: Robert N. Pripps
From the first tractor built in 1924 to the last Farmall model to roll off the line, this richly illustrated history tells the full story of Farmall tractors and fills in a key chapter of American agricultural history. The engaging text by Kenneth Updike, a historian on International Harvester, is accompanied by modern and vintage color photography, as well as black-and-white images from Farmall's early days. Farmer, mechanic, tractor enthusiast: whatever your interest in this American icon, you will find a captivating account of its manufacture under the beloved Farmall brand.
Author: Kenneth Updike
From Benjamin Holt's early-1900 crawlers to C.L. Best's gasoline-powered models, this volume highlights Allis-Chalmers and Case through the 1970s and Caterpillar of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Learn about development of the mighty crawlers and dozers that helped shape our nation. Hundreds of color photos. HC, 188 pages.
Author: Amato & Heimburger
Compact Utility Tractors, or CUTs, are cute little cutters! As farming became more refined so did the needs of tractors. The answer was a smaller, more maneuverable and fuel-efficient tractor with a variety of implements and attachments. With this focus on special needs, attachments became available such as plows, disc harrows, mower decks, cultivators, spreaders, snowblowers, and more. They have become a necessary utility for farmers, orchards, small construction jobs, and landscaping/maintenance for estates, parks and golf courses. At the forefront of this evolution was the Farmall Cub and John Deere Model L. Then came the Japanese invasion; a new kind of tractor by companies such as Yanmar and Kubota. These four-wheel drive machines were rugged and tough and used a variety of hydraulically powered attachments. American companies like John Deere, International Harvester, and Massey Ferguson built their own their own four-wheel versions. Today's compact tractors, such as the Kubota BX series, Massey Ferguson's GC series, and the John Deere 3000, offer an even larger selection of implements for special purposes.
Author: Dennis David
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