The Modern Gas Tractor, Construction, Utility, Operation and Repair; A Practical Treatise Covering Every Branch of Up-To-Date Gas Tractor Engineering,

The Modern Gas Tractor, Construction, Utility, Operation and Repair; A Practical Treatise Covering Every Branch of Up-To-Date Gas Tractor Engineering,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...The use of grouters cuts up a road too much, whereas running with steel tires will offer enough adhesion to secure traction on a hard road and at the same time the road is benefited by the rolling action of the large wheels, rather than being cut up as is the case when the projections ordinarily fitted to increase traction in the field are fitted. Housing the Tractor.--The average farmer is apt to be negligent in providing suitable quarters in which the various farm machines may be stored. It is a common sight to travelers on trains leaving the East for the Middle West to find costly agricultural machinery out in the open fields alongside of the tracks. If this was confined to but one section of the country it would be reasonable to assume that the failing was not a common one, but the observant traveler, especially if he has economical instincts and is familiar with machinery, will note practically the same condition existing in all States through which he passes. In one field a mowing machine will be seen half mired in a swamp with its vital parts rusting away. In another case it may be only a plough or hay rake or a toothed harrow, but nevertheless, these less expensive machines are wholly without protection and are covered with rust. This sort of treatment means that machines which should have a normal working life of from five to ten years, depreciate so rapidly that a perpetual mortgage must be kept on the farm in an endeavor to supply the new machines which are needed very often. Exposure to the elements is not good for any form of machinery composed of wood and metal. The wood will rot while the metal portions oxidize away and all bearing points and moving parts become so clogged with rust that when the machine is put in service again...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613805
  • 9781236613806