Trucks, Tractors & Heavy Equipment
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Chilton’s Guide to Small Engine Repair Up to 6 Hp
Information on operating, storing, and maintaining single-cylinder engines prefaces instructions for servicing engines produced by Briggs and Stratton, Tecumseh-Lauson, Lawn Boy, Clinton, Kohler, O and R, Onan, and Wisconsin.
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Circus & Carnival Trucks: 1923-2000 Photo Archive
For the last 60 years, a wide variety of traveling shows have modified their trucks for use as tractors, parade units, tent reels, animal cage and ride foundations. This vast photo collection depicts at circus and carnival sites the wide array of truck manufacturers whose heavy-duty haulers have been used. In-depth captions explain the use of each truck and technical details regarding its make, model and engine.
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Peterbilt bears a pedigree as long as the roads the trucks travel. The legend traces back to the 1915 Fageol truck line with the first hauler to wear the Peterbilt badge rolling onto the scene in 1939. Classic Peterbilt chronicles the men and machines behind the legend, the evolution of the badge, and the advances in the aerodynamics of these mammoth machines.
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Coca-Cola Its Vehicles in Photographs 1930-1969: Photographs from the Archives Department of the Coca-Cola Company
Coca-Cola products have been delivered to stores and soda fountains throughout the world in a variety of trucks, automobiles, and horse-drawn carts for decades now. Here is a dynamic collection of vintage black & white photographs of a variety of these vehicles specially selected from the archives of the Coca-Cola Company, including bottle trucks, promotional vehicles and route sales cars.
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Compact Tractors: An Illustrated Guide and History
Compact Utility Tractors, or CUTs, are cute little cutters! As farming became more refined so did the needs of tractors. The answer was a smaller, more maneuverable and fuel-efficient tractor with a variety of implements and attachments. With this focus on special needs, attachments became available such as plows, disc harrows, mower decks, cultivators, spreaders, snowblowers, and more. They have become a necessary utility for farmers, orchards, small construction jobs, and landscaping/maintenance for estates, parks and golf courses. At the forefront of this evolution was the Farmall Cub and John Deere Model L. Then came the Japanese invasion; a new kind of tractor by companies such as Yanmar and Kubota. These four-wheel drive machines were rugged and tough and used a variety of hydraulically powered attachments. American companies like John Deere, International Harvester, and Massey Ferguson built their own their own four-wheel versions. Todays compact tractors, such as the Kubota BX series, Massey Fergusons GC series, and the John Deere 3000, offer an even larger selection of implements for special purposes.
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It seems like everything is being customized these days, but one type of vehicle in particular is making a large impact on the customizing world. Semi trucks have been painted and adorned with every bell and whistle imaginable. These spectacular trucks cruise the interstates and draw huge crowds of fans wherever they roll. Custom Semi features some of the most spectacular examples of customized semi trucks. The book profiles who drives the trucks and families who are in the trucking business, and showcases entire fleets that are customized. Customized trucks that were completely stripped down and recustomized are also included. Spectacular examples of customizations, such as wood, metal, lights, etching, and interior, are showed in exquisite detail, and what's on the cutting edge of semi truck customization is also featured. The next time you roll down the highway, keep your eyes open for these masterpieces. The hard work, dedication, and love of the highway are conveyed in these rolling works of art.
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Custom Semi Trucks
A truck driver's tractor-trailer is more than just a vehicle or a tool for making a living. It is a calling card, a personal statement, a way of life. Truckers take as much joy and pride in modifying their rigs as hot-rodders and car customizers. Bette Garber present some two dozen of the most interesting and creative custom trucks to be seen on the roads today. Each feature tells the story of the men and women who modify and drive these trucks, including the tricks of the trade. All are featured in full-color photography that highlights the flash, incredible detail, and personal touches of custom semi trucks. The book also provides an overview of the truck-show scene and what makes for an award-winning rig.
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Diamond T Trucks 1911-1966 Photo Archive
The Diamond T Motor Car Company manufactured automobiles until 1911 when the first truck led to exclusive truck production and soon gained legendary status as style leaders. While "The Handsomest Truck in America" became a long-standing slogan, Diamond T also emphasized its engineering leadership. Builders of more than 1500 Class B "Liberty" trucks in World War I, Diamond T produced nearly 50,000 thousand prime movers, half-tracks, army wreckers, tank tractors, and tank movers in World War II. The late 1940s were years of peak production, but as the 1950s progressed, Diamond T found independent status problematic. The White Motor Company purchased Diamond T in 1958; moving production from Chicago to Reo's manufacturing facilities in Lansing, Michigan, in 1960, creating the Lansing Division to produce Diamond T and Reo trucks. Both Diamond T and Reo ceased to be separate trucks starting in 1967 when White's new Diamond Reo Division began producing Diamond Reo trucks.
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Endless Tracks in the Woods
you have any interest in the history of bulldozers or mechanized logging this is for you. Chock full of pictures of everything from horse drawn logging wheels to tracked steam tractors to relatively modern [1950's to 1960's] bulldozers. History and fate of many dozer manufacturers, some you will never have heard of. Some interesting information regarding the environmental damage caused by logging and it's remediation.
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Erie Shovel Photo Archive
Erie was one of America's major manufacturers of steam-powered excavators, eventually becoming part of Bucyrus-Erie. Includes every Erie model at work on mining and construction projects. An outstanding collection of photos from the company's archive, now preserved by the Historic Construction Equipment Assn.
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Evolution of Cab-Over-Engine Trucks
American COE (Cab Over Engine) designs began to appear as a way to maximize loads and abide by individual U.S. state length regulations. By shortening the overall length of the truck cab the trailer size could be increased while staying within the overall length limit dictated by each state. COE trucks would help play a vital role in America's industrial growth over the ensuing decades. All the major truck manufacturers are featured along with the many models offered throughout the decades into the 1970s, as well as a brief look at the COE models offered through the 1980s to today. In addition to historical data and specifications, all of the innovative concepts and features developed as COE designs evolved are highlighted, as well as the numerous ideas that were tried, but proved to be only temporary solutions. Enjoy this lavishly illustrated, informative evolution of COE trucks, the first history ever published focusing on the history of COE trucks in America.
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Extreme Trucks includes custom rigs from Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Freightliner. Dozens of America?s most radical and desirable customs roll across the pages of this stunning collection. Photo illustration wizard Greg Smith, digitally combines the best semi trucks with beautiful backgrounds in this must-have book.
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Written by an international expert in agricultural machinery, Farm Tractors takes readers back to the nineteenth century to look at the precursors to modern tractors and travels through the years to follow the machine's evolution as tractors became indispensable equipment on farms across America.
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Farm Tractors: Enthusiast Color Series
Americas great tractors in 80 full-color photographs! Follow these iron workhorse through the years as Morland fills the pages with great old John Deere, International, Ford, Fordson, Case, Minneapolis-Moline, Oliver, Massey, and many other tractors in full-color photographs.
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Federal Trucks Photo Archive
Since 1910... Federal Trucks Have Been Known in Every Country - Sold on Every Continent. One of the great "independents" from Detroit, Federal produced a "high quality truck at a good price." In July 1910, Martin L. Plucher, vice president and general manager of the newly formed Federal Motor Truck Company personally conducted the first Federal truck to Lynn, Massachusetts, for delivery to its owner. The 900-mile trip demonstrated the reliability of the new company's products and its commitment to customer service. From 1910 to 1959 Federal assembled over 160,000 trucks for all types of uses including delivery vans, buses, garbage trucks, and over the road heavy haulers. Whatever its use, Federal declared, "You can expect years of faithful service." This Photo Archive chronicles this admired truck through large-format archival photographs with detailed captions. See these legendary trucks once again.
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Ford Medium-Duty Trucks 1917-1998 Photo History
Ford Medium-duty trucks are rugged, dependable, economical, and easy to work on. Ford helped ease the growing pains of American evolution by building hundreds of thousands of tough trucks for medium-duty service. From early conversion kit trucks used mainly by farmers, Ford's trucks and chassis became common for utility maintenance, construction, school bus transportation, towing, dumping, firefighting, and camping. This book focuses on Ford's medium-duty lineâeverything is covered from the early Canopied Express and continues through the various models and engines, sales figures, styling and technical developments, and much more.
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Ford Owner’s Handbook of Repair & Maintenance Models T and A also Fordson Farm Tractor
Floyd Clymer Softcover 574 pages Out of Print. Used. Very good condition for age and use. Ex libris sticker. Please ask for details.
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Fordson New Major E1A: 1951-1964
An insight into the development, engineering, production and uses of Ford's first all-new tractor The Fordson Major tractor was produced in large numbers at Ford's UK Dagenham factory from 1951 until 1964, and was exported across the world, including to the USA (where it was called the Ford 5000 diesel). Produced with petrol, diesel and kerosene-burning engines, the E1A was the subject of continuous development during its life and was a huge success. Many examples of the E1A can still be found at work on farms today, 50 years after the first models entered production. This extensively illustrated book provides a unique insight into this classic tractor.
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Freightliner Trucks: 1937-1981 Photo Archive
Unable to find a manufacturer to build his new design, Leland James, the founder of Consolidated Freightways, founded what would become Freightliner. Photographs handpicked from the Freightliner Corporate Archives, combined with in-depth captions, document Freightliner trucks from those first trucks up to its partnership with Daimler Chrysler. Through the years Freighliner's trucks brought many innovations including the all-aluminum cab, the integrated aluminum sleeper compartment and the full 90 degree tilt cab, all documented in the book.
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FWD Trucks 1910-1974 Photo Archive
Established in 1910, The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company was created to produce automobiles. "The Battleship", America's "first successful four-wheel-drive automobile" was offered for sale in the company's 1911 sales catalog. However, the start of World War I in 1914 and the unsuccessful expedition to Mexico to capture Pancho Villa in 1916 led to a change and the production of over 24,000 FWD Model B trucks. Over the years, FWD produced a variety of specialized vehicles for road construction and maintenance, snow removal, utility construction and maintenance, oil exploration and production, cement mixers, logging, and even school buses. All of these are featured here in sharp black and white photos with in-depth captions.
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GMC Heavy-Duty Trucks 1927-1987
Focusing on GMCs most fruitful six decades from 1927 to 1987, this book also contains a prolog and epilog to round out the 100 plus year history of GMC trucks and their predecessors Rapid and Reliance, with particular emphasis on the heavy-duty models. In-depth coverage of all models, engine specifications, year-to-year changes, and model-by-model genealogy charts is included as well as the story of GM's role as a heavy-duty truck maker and the influences of Max Grabowski, William Crapo Durant, and Alfred P. Sloan Jr.
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Haulpak and Lectra Haul: The World’s Greatest Off-Highway Earthmoving Trucks
In quarries and mines around the world, Haulpak and Lectra Haul off-highway haulers are legendary. The Haulpak truck line (launched in 1957) and the Lectra Haul diesel-electric drive truck (introduced in 1960) shaped the way all modern off-highway haulers are designed even to this day. The Haulpak name was carried by such companies as LeTourneau-Westinghouse/WABCO (Westinghouse Air Brake Company), Dresser, Komatsu-Dresser, and finally Komatsu. Lectra Haul was the trademark name for trucks built by Unit Rig, becoming part of Terex and sold to Bucyrus International. Each trucks designs were the templates for most future mining trucks. Construction Equipment author Eric Orlemann honors these off-highway haulers that carried these names, both past and present, with historic and modern photography, much of it never seen in published form before.
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Heavy Truck puts the historical perspective into the use of heavyweight trucks on the roads of Great Britain and Europe. Essentially concerned with what vehicles were used where and when, and why, the story is told of how freight went quickly from the railway and canal networks onto the roads. How steam power came and went, metal road wheels to solid rubber to pneumatic; the birth of the articulated truck; the Juggernaut; the container system and TIR; even how sleeper cabs came into being. All the great names of the European industry are here: Volvo, Foden, Scania, ERF, Mercedes-Benz, Leyland, Daf, Man, Bedford. But only the heavy truck is of concern for this book. If your favourite make is not here, then look inside. Designed for the enthusiast not the acadmic, Heavy Truck is an attempt not to glorify the vehicle out of hand but to show it for what it really is-a hard working, useful but often endearing 'workhorse of the world'. A must for the growing bands of truck enthusiasts throughout the land. The first competent explanation of the industry.
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How to Paint Tractors & Trucks
There's something special about an old truck, tractor or implement; they overflow with honesty, durability and mechanical simplicity. When it comes time to repair or restore that equipment, you need the right paint and the appropriate procedures. How to Paint Tractors & Trucks explains the various paints that can be used to give that old Massey or Ford the bright shine that will make you proud. Whether the project is a simple freshening done on a budget, or a complete restoration intended for the show circuit, there are specific paints guaranteed to help you achieve the desired end result. From stripping the paint to the application of the body filler, primer, sealer and final topcoat, each step of the process is explained in detail. In-The-Shop sequences show hands-on how the components are disassembled, repaired, painted and assembled. For anyone who yearns to paint but lacks the paint booth and compressor, the book explains various ways to construct a simple booth that will reduce contamination, and also provide adequate air movement. And if you're a little rusty on your gun handling, complete coverage of guns and adjustments is provided as well. Part of our mechanical history, those old tractors, trucks and implements deserve to be pulled from the grove and restored to their former glory for all to see.
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How to Restore Ford Tractors: The Ultimate Guide to Rebuilding and Restoring N-Series and Later Tractors 1939-1962
To the admirer of farm machinery in all its gritty splendor, the tractor is more than the mechanical workhorse of the modern field. It is a testament to American know-how, a work of mechanical art truly in the American grain. Among these hard-working machines, Ford tractors hold a special place after nearly a century of bringing innovation, dependability, and good old American muscle to farms and fields worldwide. This book provides a hands-on guide to restoring these venerable machines from the ground up, from the first models made to those produced as recently as 1965. With hundreds of full-color photographs, the guide is not just clear and easy-to-follow, but also a feast for the eyes for tractor aficionados. Beginning at the beginning--how to choose and buy your tractor--Tharran Gaines takes readers through step-by-step directions for the complete restoration of Fordson, Ford-Ferguson, and Ford tractors. In straightforward terms he covers everything from troubleshooting and disassembly to engine and gearbox rebuilds, electrical work, reassembly, painting, and post-restoration care and maintenance. Informative photographs and proven tips, techniques, and money-saving advice from experienced restorers make the book an invaluable resource for amateur mechanic and professional alike. Also included is an appendix listing sources for parts, decals, tires, etc., as well as addresses for tractor clubs and collector associations.