From the very beginning, Cecil Pond worked with his father, Elmer on the development of what became known as the Wheel Horse tractor. Unlike many enterprises begun in a family garage, the development of their tractor revolutionized the care of America's fast-growing postwar suburban lawns. Here was a tractor far from the farm, which delighted its user while easing his maintenance chores. Today, the Wheel Horse tractor is a prized collectible in addition to being a useful and necessary piece of equipment.
Straight from the Horse's Mouth: The Wheel Horse Story reveals the fascinating history of the beginning of the Wheel Horse and its influence on the American lawn. Full of beautiful, color photographs on crisp, glossy pages, it tells the story of this classic machine, complete with vintage advertisements, personal memorabilia, and even an accompanying DVD. This final edition of Straight from the Horse's Mouth is perfect for vintage tractor buffs or any historian.
Order while you can! When this final edition complete with DVD is gone, it's gone!
Author: MICHAEL A. MARTINO
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
A collection of magazine ads from 1964 to 1984 for International Harvester tractors and equipment, Action in IH Country tells the story of the advertising for these machines. International Harvester did a lot of advertising from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, with many multipage ads. This collection provides a great number of ads that reveal the history of the company, pictures to help those restoring their favorite “toys,” and entertainment for those who just enjoy looking at the ads.
International Harvester fans will savor this peek into the past, all via ads and images from the personal collection of Tim Putt.
Author: Tim Putt
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
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
Checkerboard Grill is a collection of magazine ads detailing Oliver tractors and farm equipment. When Oliver introduced each tractor with the “Checkerboard Grill,” they took a big step forward with their new design. Some of these tractors lasted through the end of Oliver and into the early White Series with only minor upgrades, which is a credit to their good engineering. Their advertising agency put a different look or accent on things as time went by. This is not a complete history, but a look at some of the ads from this time period. You will find many good images to use for restoring your project. All ads and images are from the personal collection of Tim Putt.
Author: Tim Putt
Classic Oliver Tractors chronicles this historic agricultural brand from when James Oliver bought a quarter-share of the South Bend Foundry in 1855 to when the last Oliver-branded tractor rolled off the assembly line in 1976. The Oliver Corporation’s roots run deep in the agricultural industry. This once small company started with a young man and an idea that would lighten the load of the farmer. Through the years the company grew and acquired other companies with the same philosophy until nearly a dozen companies operating under the Oliver flag became a strong force in the farm market.
This new account of Oliver’s history includes its industrial and crawler tractors, implements, international ventures, and the various products that carried the Oliver badge. Vintage advertisements, brochures, and both color and black-and-white photos (alongside contemporary color images) illustrate this compelling part of agriculture’s history.
Author: Sherry Schaefer
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
A collection of magazine ads from 1902 to 1938 of International Harvester tractors and equipment, Early Farm Power completes the story of the advertising of the early International Harvester farm tractors. Many of the older tractors in this book are rarely seen, so this volume becomes more of a history book. Also included are ads of the small stationary gasoline engines that furnished power to some of the jobs around the farmstead.
International Harvester fans will enjoy this peek into the past through ads and images, all from the personal collection of collector Tim Putt.
Author: Tim Putt
Providing an interesting glimpse into the steam traction engines and internal combustion tractors that revolutionized the world of farming, this collection focuses on American tractors from the late 1850s to the beginning of the Great Depression. With farm journal advertisements -- dating from 1909 through 1929 -- this account considers how something as ordinary and utilitarian as a tractor seems to have inherent standards of good design, correct proportion, and beauty. Intended for tractor enthusiasts, historians, artists, illustrators, students of industrial design, and graphic art lovers, this fascinating book recounts an important piece of history.
Author: Jim Harter
This guide covers every tractor collectible from oil cans, thermometers, signs, brochures, pedal tractors, watch fobs and more. Each chapter written by an acknowledged expert. Brief company history. HC, 160 pages 200-color 50 black-and-white photos.
Author: R Welsch, N Cedar, K Aumann
Award-winning author and photographer Randy Leffingwell and renowned tractor historian Robert N. Pripps tell the story of the Farmall tractor, one of the most significant and popular farm tractors ever made. International Harvester's Farmall ushered in innovations in engineering, manufacturing and design that changed the world of tractors. Along the way, the Farmall became an icon in agriculture.
In Farmall: The Red Tractor That Revolutionized Farming, the history of the Farmall is traced from the first Farmall, developed in the early 1920s, through its evolution to the new Farmall models. The book combines a broad cultural history of Farmall with photos of restored machines, as well as color and black-and-white archival photography.
Trace all of the tractor models, variations, improvements, engine and hydraulic advances, and accompanying implements through every Farmall generation. This new, up-to-date history of Farmall includes the latest models and implements, bringing you all of the information you want about these unique tractors.
Author: Randy Leffingwell