Trucks, Tractors & Heavy Equipment
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40th Anniversary American Truck Historical Society 1971-2011
Includes a brief history of the Association and of Wheels of Time, album pages with hundreds of color photographs of trucks, and extensive member listings.
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Album of Historical Steam Traction Engines & Threshing Equipment (No. 1)
Here is a unique collection of United States and foreign engines from 1855 to 1929 - the first ever published on this phase of American agricultural life. The reader will find such famous makes as Reeves, Russell, Advance, Baker, Stevens, Gaarscott, Nichols, Shepard, and many others. This collector's book, with its pictures, drawings, and ads of old-time farming equipment will recall memories by the bushel basket. Its nostalgia packed pages will gladden the heart of anyone who has ever lived on a farm - and many who haven't. 470 photos, drawings and charts.
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American Semi Trucks: A Photo History from 1943-1979
Prepare for a photo-packed look at trucks in action! Ron Adams has combed his huge archive of vintage truck photos to assemble this collection of over 300 black-and-white and color photos of postwar trucks. Prior to deregulation in the 1980s, distinctly branded trucks from hundreds of independent trucking firms worked America's roads. Organized by decade, American Semi Trucks 1943-1979 features trucks from all makers including Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, White-Freighliner, and more. Complete with detailed captions, this is a complete look at this period of trucking history.
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American Trucks of the 1950s
This highly visual study examines the important role of trucking in the growth of North America in the 1950s. With 120 images and evocative writing, it encapsulates the histories of the major, minor, obscure, but nonetheless historically significant truck manufacturers. Detailed captions and supportive text complement contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos and over fifty new, unpublished color photos of restored examples to relate the importance of these historic vehicles.
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American Trucks of the 1960s
This highly visual study covers the US and Canadian truck manufacturers that built trucks in North America in the 1960s. Canadian-built trucks were often unique, while others were built specifically for the American market. The North American truck manufacturers continued to thrive to meet the demands of the prosperity of the 1960s with fresh designs and features. These rugged, reliable trucks were capable of transcontinental commutes of goods on a regular basis, or performing delivery and construction tasks in and around cities. This concise volume covers not only the histories of the major and lesser known truck manufactures, but also the obscure, yet historically significant manufacturers.
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Anatomy of the John Deere
John Deere reigns as the top of the crop. This lavishly illustrated guide innovatively describes and demonstrates why "Nothing Runs Like a Deere" through 300 riveting photos of 40+ tractors dating back to stream-powered models with details of historical significance, performance, and the appeal of this model of American manufacturing ingenuity. With a huge and historic following in the U.S., and production operations in 21 countries, it is clear people are "seeing green" around the world.
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At Work: Autocar Trucks of the 1950s
Autocar's roots go way back into the early 1900s and became known for tough and rugged trucks. When WWII came, very few trucks for civilian use were produced and by the end many trucks were worn out from constant use. After the war, civilian production began again in full force because of the lack of new trucks. In 1950, when Autocar introduced the new driver cab, the louver design was eliminated. The old style flat windshield sleeper cabs were used up until 1953 (the same year that Autocar was purchased by the White Motor Co.) when the new sleeper cab was introduced. See the rest of the "World's Finest" helping do their part to revive America in the 1950s.
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At Work: Kenworth Trucks 1950-1979
Founded in 1923, Kenworth has since become one of the most recognized names in American truck manufacturing. This book highlights the golden era of trucking in crisp period photographs that present a variety of trucking companies and their Kenworth trucks - in action. Kenworth trucks are featured at work in a variety of settings and jobs - from logging to hauling all types of commodities, including grain, oil and gasoline, livestock, lumber and meat. Photo shots include the many types of trailers used in moving goods from place to place. A visual treat for the Kenworth enthusiast.
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At Work: Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s
For Kenworth, the 1950s were some of its most exciting years. A financial windfall started out the decade, with a special truck built for ARAMCO that became a standard at oil sites around the world. In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada and developed a new design with the cab beside the engine, upping the cargo capacity by 1,000 pounds and offering greatly improved visibility for the driver. In 1956 the company became a subsidiary of the Pacific Car and Foundry Company and under new ownership the 900 model, with a lighter, shorter chassis, was introduced. And, in 1957 the first tilt cab over engine was introduced with easier access to the engine and transmission for servicing. See the huge variety of Kenworths moving goods to Americans at the start of boom times.
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At Work: Peterbilt Trucks 1939-1979
Peterbilts among enthusiasts. Starting in 1939 when Peterbilt was formed (after acquiring Fageol trucks), this golden era of trucking is portrayed through large period photographs when these heavy haulers were put to work. Captions not only tell about the truck, but also about the companies and owners who operated them.
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At Work: White Trucks of the 1950s
White Motor Company was a producer of American trucks between 1919 and 1980 with its primary manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio. During its production years, White offered a broad array of light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks before concentrating on the latter from the 1960s on. In addition to its brand name, White purchased and/or marketed a litany of other trucking manufacturers. White fell on hard financial times and declared bankruptcy in 1980. The named lived on for awhile in the 1980s under the parentage of corporate giant Volvo. This book reviews White medium and heavy-duty truck models in roughly the decade of the 1950s, including the WC, 3000, 4000, 5000, and 9000 series.
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At Work: White Trucks of the 1960s
White Motor Company produced American trucks between 1919 and 1980 with its primary manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio. White offered a broad array of light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks before concentrating on the latter from the 1960s on. White fell on hard financial times and declared bankruptcy in 1980. This book reviews White medium and heavy-duty truck models in roughly the decade of the 1960s, including the 1500, 4000, 5000, 7400, and 9000 series.
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At Work: White-Freightliner Trucks of the 1960s
In 1951, Freightliner signed an agreement with the White Motor Co. to sell Freightliner trucks through White Dealerships. The trucks became White-Freightliner, gaining momentum through the 1950s and exploding in sales through the 1960s. As you look at the photos on the pages of this book, you will see just a few of the many different customers and hauling jobs they did in the peak of their popularity. Small, medium or large hauling jobs, White-Freightliners fit right in to the needs of the trucking industry.
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Autocar Trucks 1899-1950 Photo Archive
Early advertisements declared "The design of the Autocar chassis lends itself to almost every style of body." Large, detailed archival photographs with informative captions tell the story from the first Autocar Truck built up to 1950 when the Autocar Driver Cab was introduced.
Big Book of Trucks
For almost a century, the United Kingdom's road network rumbled to the sound of haulage and delivery vehicles almost exclusively made up of trucks built on home soil. From the 1920s right through to the 1960s, British manufacturers became renowned the world over for their production of reliable workaday lorries and quite rightly earned a reputation for quality engineering. The likes of Albion, Commer, Foden and Scammell would eventually become household names, greatly contributing to the country's economic growth as well as playing major roles in times of conflict, such as during the two World Wars. Yet in the 21st Century, a truck proudly carrying the badge of a British company is seldom seen and furthermore it is even rarer to find one that has actually been built within the country. Once the domain of the Atkinson, Bedford and ERF, today's highways and byways are plied by MANs, DAFs and Ivecos and the many firms that in times gone by successfully competed within the European truck industry, only the very few such as Leyland and Dennis have survived the test of time, albeit in the form of subsidiaries to larger organisations.The Big Book of Trucks charts the history of the King of the Road, from the humble steam wagon to giant diesel-powered articulated juggernauts.
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British and European Trucks of the 1970s
The '70s witnessed a number of amalgamations, mergers and take-overs that would change the face of the pan-European trucking industry. It saw the birth of the infamous British Leyland empire, which was to have far-reaching and disastrous consequences for all the manufacturers it engulfed. In the face of booming sales of European heavyweights, both Ford and Bedford launched heavyweight models aimed at this key sector, but like most other British truck manufacturers, it was too little too late. This is a unique account of a turbulent period in trucking history.
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British and European Trucks of the 1980s
Mergers, amalgamations and joint ventures have meant that the number of pan-European truck manufacturers can now almost be counted on the fingers of one hand. Modern legislation governing gross weights, emissions and operations, also mean that many of today's trucks are almost uniform. However, there was a decade when more than 50 truck manufacturers built a diverse range of sizes and configurations, the like of which will not be seen again. Increasing gross weights, the exploration of ultra-long haul routs, and the virtual doubling of engine power over the previous decade meant the '80s were a period of dramatic change. British and European Trucks of 1980's takes a look behind the scenes of some of the major players of the era, their successes and failures. Yet, it also covers smaller, often obscure manufacturers--such as those from former the Eastern Bloc, many of which were never seen outside their native countries.
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British Lorries of the 1950s
British commercial vehicle manufacturers played a key role in bolstering Britain's economy throughout the 1950s, especially during the period of postwar austerity, a time when they contributed to the all-important export drive. British lorries were, therefore, seen as the workhorses of the world and performed a wide range of tasks from goods delivery to heavy haulage. This highly visual study of British lorries of the 1950s captures, in 120 illustrations, the vital but often understated duties that were reliably conducted 365 days a year. The images, contemporary black and white as well as colour, include evocative publicity material in addition to pictures from the preservation and heritage scene.The comprehensive text reveals much about the marques that were household names, along with information about Britain's road haulage and commercial motor industries. Malcolm Bobbitt, member of the Society of Automotive Historians and the Guild of Motoring Writers, is the author of some thirty books. In this instance he has combined a collection of fascinating images with informative text to provide a nostalgic and unique insight into British lorries of the 1950s.