• SEVENTY YEARS OF FARM TRACTORS 1930-2000

    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.


    Item: 10040
  • THE BAKER LINE E-BOOK

    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.

    INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-book* and it will be delivered directly to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

    * What is an e-book? The e-book is a revolutionary new way to obtain the information and literature you want in a download-and-print version from your personal computer. We have scanned the pages from your favorite original books and manuals, and collected them in an easy-to-use, widely accepted PDF format. Simply purchase the book, download to your desktop with a single click and print. E-books are available at reduced rates due to the elimination of printing and distribution costs.

    Item: 3810
  • THE BIG BOOK OF FARMALL TRACTORS

    The first book to feature every Farmall model, The Big Book of Farmall Tractors chronicles the background of McCormick-Deering and International Harvester and outlines the beginnings of IH's production of the treasured Farmall tractor from its inception in 1923 (the lightweight, general purpose row-crop tractor that could literally "farm all") until the last model rolled off the assembly line in the mid-1970s. Highlights include stories of the innovative spirit of the "McCormick Men," the battle with John Deere to produce the best-selling, most popular tractor, and the challenges IH faced when the 560 and 460 models failed in the field.

    This comprehensive volume also includes descriptions and hundreds of color photographs of all models, complete with performance comparisons (based on the University of Nebraska tests); chronicles the exciting beginnings of International Harvester; and places IH events in a larger historical context.

    Item: 3123
  • THE COWBOY: CHARACTERISTICS, EQUIPMENT, DEVELOPING THE WEST

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $14.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers and illustrators, too often the picture painted of them bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924, set out to create a more accurate portrait of this enduring icon. Based on what he himself witnessed, this fascinating study discusses what exactly makes a cowboy, as well as cowboy weaponry, clothing, saddles and equipment; the "cowboy character"; and a cowboy's work. In addition, Rollins describes the history of ranching in the United States, the raising of horses and cattle, livestock rustling, and more.

    This remarkable book is perhaps the most accurate and detailed description of the real-life American cowboy ever written. Here Rollins describes the beginnings of ranching in America, and how horses and cattle were raised. He details, with flair and expertise, everything about the cowboy and his work ā€” his tools and weapon, his clothes and tack, the specialized skills he perfected, and the life he led while on the range. He explains that there was really no typical American cowboy and definitively separates fact from legend. A wonderful resource for anybody who lives or loves the cowboy life, this book is an incredible record of these men, their lives and their work.

    About the author
    Philip Ashton Rollins, a graduate of Princeton, traveled extensively in the West and wrote about its people and their work.

    Item: 4709
  • THE FARMALL DYNASTY

    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.

    Item: 6382
  • THE FIELD GUIDE TO JOHN DEERE TRACTORS 1892-1991

    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!

    Item: 9891
  • THE GEISER MANUFACTURING CO. 1905, E-BOOK

    Includes New Peerless ZZ, ZI , and U-1 steam-traction engines. TT, RR and Q and their parts are also detailed, plus AA separators and clover hullers.

    A catalog on Peerless Machinery produced in 1905, this book shows the many models of engines and other machines that belong to this category produced in 1905. The design and construction of each is detailed in an extremely easy to read format, without technical expertise required. Contained within are several beautiful illustrations of the different Peerless Engines. This book explains why the construction, design, and production of Peerless Engines and Tractors are superior by factual basis and illustrations. Illustrated, 58 pages.

    INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-book* and it will be delivered directly to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

    *What is an e-book? The e-book is a revolutionary new way to obtain the information and literature you want in a download-and-print version from your personal computer. We have scanned the pages from your favorite original books and manuals, and collected them in an easy-to-use, widely accepted PDF format. Simply purchase the book, download to your desktop with a single click and print. E-books are available at reduced rates due to the elimination of printing and distribution costs.

    Item: 3668
  • THE GEISER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. PEERLESS 1910, E-BOOK

    A 64-page catalog of Peerless machinery and parts. A great addition to any collector's library.

    A catalog on Peerless Machinery produced in 1905, this book shows the many models of engines and other machines that belong to this category produced in 1910. Similar to the 1905 catalog of Peerless Engines, the design and construction of these engines and other machinery is detailed illustratively and concisely. Its simple yet effective explanation and illustrations leave no need for long explanations using dry technical jargon. The parts of the engines are visually explained with a few sentences for each diagram, making for a clean yet informative read. Illustrated, 65 pages.

    INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-book* and it will be delivered directly to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

    *What is an e-book? The e-book is a revolutionary new way to obtain the information and literature you want in a download-and-print version from your personal computer. We have scanned the pages from your favorite original books and manuals, and collected them in an easy-to-use, widely accepted PDF format. Simply purchase the book, download to your desktop with a single click and print. E-books are available at reduced rates due to the elimination of printing and distribution costs.

    Item: 3640
  • THE HANDMADE TEARDROP TRAILER

    If you love camping, but you’re tired of sleeping on the ground (or you have a dream of simply checking out and hitting the road), then a teardrop trailer is the perfect DIY project for you. Sleek, nimble, and oh-so-comfortable, a custom-built teardrop trailer lets you escape in head-turning style. Covering everything from sketchbook ideas to the complete step-by-step know-how, The Handmade Teardrop Trailer trains you up like a pro on how to successfully build this iconic camper. With only basic tools, easy-to-find materials, and a little bit of space required, The Handmade Teardrop Trailer will have you happily getting back to nature or out of Dodge in search of your happy place.

    Item: 9320
  • THE HOME BLACKSMITH

    As more and more people join the do-it-yourself revolution, they are breathing new life into many time-honored skills and crafts. Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses, yet there is not an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft.

    Author Ryan Ridgway, a veterinarian and blacksmith with more than 15 years of metalworking experience, hopes to fill that void with this comprehensive volume geared toward answering the many questions that new blacksmiths often have. By explaining the physics of moving metal, the different styles of anvils and forges, and alternative fuel sources, Ridgway sets his book apart from less-detailed volumes. He presents 40 practical, easy-to-follow projects, showing aspiring blacksmiths how to make tools (such as hammers and chisels), farm implements (such as gate latches and hoof picks), and items for home use (including drawer pulls and candleholders).

    Inside The Home Blacksmith:

    • The evolution of blacksmithing around the world and the differences between the tools specific to each region
    • The behavior of heated metal and the science of metalworking
    • Setting up a shop safely and economically
    • The heart of your shop, the anvil and forge, and the other essential tools
    • Working with different types of steel, including how to salvage steel for different uses
    • Techniques from beginning to advanced
    • Step-by-step instructions for 40 blacksmithing projects: tools and other implements, as well as decorative pieces for personal use or sale


    Item: 8061
  • THE JOHN DEERE CENTURY

    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.

    Item: 8804
  • THE JOHN DEERE MOLDBOARD TRACTOR PLOW

    The John Deere Moldboard Tractor Plow is filled with technical information on all John Deere Moldboard Tractor plows built in the Two-Cylinder Era, 1914 to 1960. The book covers information on each plow: the model, plow type, frame type, number of bottoms, bottom widths available, years built, frame or beam identification, lift type available, parts catalog number, operator manual number, wheel types available, identifying features, and more!




    Item: 9768

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