Tractors
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1959 John Deere 830 Rice Special

A few 830 John Deeres were labeled as 'Rice Specials' and were equipped with mud protection devices, to prevent mud from entering working parts.

No Longer a Leader

Other companies tried, and failed, to keep Leader Tractor rolling.

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Evolution of a Tractor

Evolution of a Tractor

Original reminiscences of IHC executives from April 1920. Includes factory photos not published elsewhere, plus manuscript and illustrations from collector Leroy Baumgardner Jr.

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1924 Rumely OilPull 20-40

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BIG BUD 747: AWESOME, PLUS BONUS MATERIAL DVD

The story of the biggest tractor ever built: the 1977 Big Bud 16V-747. Big Bud is owned and still used by Robert and Randy Williams in Big Sandy, Mont. Now you don't have to be there to hear the 16-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine roar to life! 2000, 2005. Run Time: 60+ minutes.

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RED TRACTORS 1958-2013

This authoritative history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors includes data and photos of every model built from 1958 to 2013, as well as in-depth information about how these tractors were designed and constructed. With interviews of engineers and executives, the book covers how the 40 and 60 series were created, and thoroughly covers the red tractors from the 1960s through the 1980s. The book also traces the innovations and struggles of the final days of International Harvester. The authors unearthed a treasure trove of concept drawings and photos of prototype machines to shed new light on how these tractors were created. The book includes the exciting story of the creation of the Case-IH Magnum, an innovative machine that blends some of the great engineering done by IH with the Cummins engine built by Case. The modern era of Case IH is also included, with the story of the creation of the Quadtrac as well as the entire line of tractors. With a mix of new photography of some of the most exceptional collectible models in existence along with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, this thorough book is the most authoritative guide on red tractors ever published.

Within the pages of Red Tractors, 1958-2013, you'll find:

  • Design and development history of the tractors, with firsthand accounts from the engineers and other product-development specialists at IH and Case IH
  • More than 725 images of IH and Case IH tractors, including previously unpublished concept drawings as well as images of prototypes, test mules and more
  • Information on North American, British, German, Australian and French models from the leading experts on red tractors
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