American Tractors 1910-1990

American Tractors 1910-1990

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This is the story of how the burden of labor was shifted from human and animal to machine in North America, and how the steam traction engines of the early 1880s developed into modern articulated, four-wheel drive monsters with more than 500 horsepower, air conditioned cabs and onboard computers. Tractors are featured from John Deere, Case, International Harvester, Ford, Ferguson, Allis-Chalmers, Caterpillar, Minneapolis-Moline, Oliver, Steiger and others, with commentaries on each. Whether you're a farmer, a lover of machines or simply someone interested in the history of American and Canadian agriculture, this book will give you a new perspective on the huge influence of the tractor on the culture of our farms.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 5mm | 367g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 MONO; 40 COL
  • 074781452X
  • 9780747814528

About Robert N. Pripps

Robert N. Pripps; Bob's first experience with tractors came at nine years of age working with his father, a forest ranger, disking a fire lane with an Allis-Chalmers crawler. Bored with the job, his dad gave him the controls. After 36 years as an engineer in the aviation industry, Pripps returned to his first love and began writing about tractors. He has authored some thirty books on tractors and owns two, which makes him a "collector."show more

Table of contents

In the Beginning / The First Tractors 1850-1900 / Moving into the Twentieth Century / The First World War and its Aftermath / Harry Ferguson and the 3-point Hitch / Changes in Farm Practices after the Second World Warshow more