How to Restore Your Farm Tractor
For fun, practicality or profit, farm tractor restoration has become extremely popular. Follow two tractors through professional restorations and examine carbs, diesel systems, hydraulics, engines and drives, electrical, PTOs, and more. From buying a tractor to final paint and decals, this book helps you do it right so your classic will last for generations to come. Originally published in 1992, this updated edition reflects changes in the hobby. Features include a new introduction, an updated suppliers list, and select color photography, all wrapped into a new page design.
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How To Restore Your Farm Tractor
How to Restore Your Farm Tractor is packed with hundreds of helpful full-color photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works...and what doesn't. Tharran Gaines' expert DIY guide will walk you step-by-step through the complete restoration of your tractor, from disassembly to engine rebuild, electrics, painting, and final detailing. There's even a handy section on parts sources. So, no matter if you favor John Deeres, Fords, Farmalls, A-Cs, or Minnie-Mos, with Gaines' guidance, you're well on your way to showing off your shiny "new" classic tractor!
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Implement & Tractor: Reflections on 100 Years of Farm Equipment
Reproductions of actual stories, illustrations, and advertisements that have appeared in Implement & Tractor magazine, stories on companies and personalities.
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International Directory of Model Farm Tractors
Over 1000 model tractors illustrated, with detailed information about their manufacturers and model changes for many countries of the world. The models are in groups by makers of the full size tractors (John Deere, Ford, etc.), and include vital information for each one.
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International Heavy Trucks of the 1950s
With worn-out trucks after World War II and plans laid out by the Federal Government to build the Interstate Highway System, truck production really took off in the 1950s. Companies and drivers who used International semi-trucks worked hard to deliver the goods. This large-picture format book shows the fine details of these trucks at work during this productive time period.
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International Heavy Trucks of the 1960s
The success of International's 1950s semi-trucks continued into the 1960s. Many series were carried over from the 1950s, but International now offered more models in each series to make them more versatile. The pictures you see in this book mainly cover the bigger straight trucks and over-the-road and off-highway trucks; the popular trucks like the V series, R series, D-400, DCO-400, CO-4000, and the line of “stars,” to mention a few. As you look at them, enjoy and admire them, as many are long gone.
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John Deere Fundamentals of Service: Fuels, Lubricants & Coolants
Fuels, Lubricants, Coolants and Filters is the definitive “how-to” book when it comes to this subject — from showing you the different types of each; to their characteristics, designations, and additives; to diagnosing system problems and identifying parts failure; to explaining how to repair the systems. And when we say “show you,” we mean just that! Our book is filled with illustrations to clearly demonstrate what must be done — photographs, drawings, pictorial diagrams, troubleshooting charts, and diagnostic charts. Instructions are written in simple language so that they can be easily understood. Starting with the question “how does it work?” the book builds up to “why does it fail?” and finishes with “what to do about it.” This book can be used by anyone, from a novice to an experienced mechanic. Fuels, Lubricants, Coolants and Filters can easily help a reader better understand these wonderful liquids. By starting with the basics, it builds your knowledge step by step in a very structured manner.
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John Deere Tractors 1918-1994
If you're a John Deere fan, you won't want to pass up this exceptionally well-done history of the John Deere line of farm tractors. Descriptions begin with the Froelich and Waterloo Boy and end with models introduced in 1993. You will want to pay close attention to the tractor serial numbers listed in the back pages of this book. Handwritten record books from the Waterloo and Dubuque factories were carefully reviewed to determine the serial numbers. Included are over 130 illustrations and a helpful chart listing serial numbers along with dates the models were produced.
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John Deere: Small Tractors
During the initial wave of powered farming in the early 20th century, most medium- to large-scale farmers traded in their mules for tractors. In the 1930s, when manufacturers began marketing their wares to smaller farm operations, they began building smaller, inexpensive tractors designed to do the work of two mules. This color history covers John Deeres entries in the market, namely its extremely popular two-cylinder models: the L, LA, M, MC, 40, 420, 320, 430, and 330. Today, these models are some of the most popular among the old-tractor crowd. New color photography features restored models and is supplemented by archival images from the early 20th century.
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John Deere: Yesterday & Today
John Deere: Yesterday & Today' is a comprehensive history of the uniquely American John Deere & Company from its 19th-century beginnings to its position today as a global-manufacturing powerhouse. John Deere has been a major player in the evolution of industrialized American labor and large-scale agriculture. The company s tractors and other machines are used worldwide on large and small farms, in forests, on construction sites, and even in suburban driveways. The public s passion for John Deere is apparent not just on the company s balance sheet, but also in the array of licensed consumer items available, such as clothing, toys, tin signs, and clocks. This handsome hardcover book chronicles the complete John Deere story, starting with blacksmith John Deere s revolutionary steel plow in 1837 and onward to the company s entry into the tractor business and its success today. John Deere: Yesterday & Today is organized by historical periods, with highlights of significant events and trends included in each chapter. Lively, expertly written text and hundreds of vibrant color images of tractors, memorabilia, portraits, and artifacts help bring this American success story to life. Anyone interested in John Deere or American history will treasure 'John Deere: Yesterday & Today'. The company's remarkable history is detailed in the following chapters: 1837 1857: Furnishing a Superior Product at a Low Cost; 1858 1887: The Charles Deere Era; 1888 1917: A Time for Expansion; 1918 1960: The Reign of the Two-Cylinder Tractor; 1961 1986: Industry Leadership; 1987 2000: The Modern Company; 2001 Present: World Leadership.
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Kenworth Trucks: The First 75 Years
Looks at the history of trucks produced by the Kenworth Truck Company, from their first truck in 1923 to the T2000, the first truck designed for the twenty-first century.
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Logging Trucks 1915-1970 Photo Archive
Logging operations presented some of the biggest off-road challenges to trucks & their drivers. This collection of photos includes rugged logging trucks built on various manufacturers' chassis. Beginning with the trucks that replaced oxen in America's forests to modern rigs.
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Lost Truck Legends: An Illustrated History of Unique Small-Scale Truck Builders
Here you go truck fans, a book just for you! Featuring small-scale independent truck manufacturers, this book offers a selection of trucks no longer manufactured, but that in their time had a solid reputation. Basically, because of supply and demand, the smaller companies couldn’t compete with the large manufacturers in the long run, yet they offered technological innovations, unique styling, or met a specific market niche to the trucking industry. Detailed histories along with vintage photographs hark back to a different era of these gone-but-not-forgotten, yet still-today-admired orphan trucks. Available, Fageol, Hug, Corbitt, Hendrickson, Dart, Garford, Republic, Bederman and a few others are portrayed with historic images through the 1930s-1970s time period.
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Mack Model AB Photo Archive
A magnificent collection of rare black & white photographs specially selected from public and private archives promote the strength and versatility of these individual Mack models. Filled with informative captions providing concise histories of each featured model. Over 50,000 Baby Mack trucks were produced between 1914 and 1936. Versions from the earliest prototype are fully illustrated in this essential Mack profile.
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Marion Mining and Dredging Machines: Photo Archive
Beginning in 1884 with a prototype steam shovel, Marion went on to produce massive stripping shovels and walking draglines used in surface mining, as well as conventional shovels and dredges.View handpicked photographs from the Archives of the Historical Construction Equipment Association augmented with authoritative captions that highlight Marion's innovations through the years. Includes a concise corporate history of the Marion Power Shovel Company.
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Massey Ferguson 100 Series In Detail
Following his well-received books in this 'In Detail' series on the Ferguson TE20 and the Massey Ferguson 35 & 65 models, author Michael Thorne turns his attention to the outstandingly successful and well-loved 100 Series of tractors. Of the 100 range, the most popular was and remains the 135. Half a million 135s were built at Massey Ferguson's factory in Coventry alone, with production overseas on top of this figure. Another big success was the larger, more powerful 165, with nearly 200,000 sold. This model, like the 135, is among the most popular and sought-after classic tractors today, although many 135s and 165s are still in active use around the world, in spite of their age. The 100 range included a great number of other models, and in addition to the 135 and 165, which are given in-depth treatment here, important models described in detail are the 130, 148 Super-Spec, 168, 175, 185 and 188 Super-Spec. There is an extensive chapter on the implements available for the range, and another on conversions. Featuring 290 illustrations including detailed specially-commissioned colour photography of outstanding examples of 100 Series tractors, Massey Ferguson 100 Series In Detail offers an unrivaled store of knowledge for the owners and enthusiasts who care passionately about these tractors, and serves as a tribute to the people who made them.
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Mighty Machines: Big Rig and Other Massive Machines
Provides information, specifications, and trivia about semitrailers, logging trucks, oversize loads, concrete mixers, mobile cranes, heavy tow trucks, road trains, and supertrucks. Simple, easy-to-understand text describes each machine's different features and explains how it works. Labels help children identify and name the different parts of the machines, developing early language skills.
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Mighty Machines: Tractor and Other Farm Machines
Mighty Machines lets youngsters explore details in big, clear photographs of real working machines. Alongside the photographs are illustrations that link these machines to common objects, by way of explaining what they are and what they do. This text provides information about tractors and contains artwork comparing the tractors and the jobs they do with familiar everyday objects.
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Mighty Machines: Truck and Other Building Machines
Packed with facts, this book takes a close-up look at trucks. Photographs of real vehicles with funny illustrations and informative text aim to encourage children to compare the machines and their work to everyday objects and activities. Simple, easy-to-understand text describes each machine's different features and explains how it works. Labels help children identify and name the different parts of the machines, developing early language skills.
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Oliver Hart-Parr
The last Oliver green tractor may have rolled off the assembly line nearly three decades ago, but by the time the company's legacy was already cemented. With their unmistakable dark green paint, yellow grilles and red wheels, Oliver and Hart-Parr tractors were fixtures on American farms from the early 1900s into the 1960s, when he companies were acquired by White. In "Oliver Hart-Parr," tractor enthusiasts can now revisit the evolution of two of the country's most successful tractor and farm equipment builders.Tractor and farm equipment historian and expert C.H. Wendel expertly covers every Oliver model ever produced, including the Hart-Parr tractors that Oliver purchased in 1929, as well as machinery from Cletrac, Nicholas & Shepard and Cockshut. Thanks to Wendel's meticulous research and more than 1,500 photographs, tractor enthusiasts can take a ride through history with these glorious machines of the past.
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Original John Deere Model A
One of John Deere's most successful tractors, the Model A is thoroughly chronicled in this color tribute. Detailed chapters cover: Introduction of the A; Unstyled Model A Row-Crops; Styled Model A Row-Crops; The Model A at Tractor Shows; The Unstyled Model AR; The "Baby R"; The Unstyled Model AO; Model AO Streamlined; The Styled Model AO; Model AI; and Model A Hi-Crop. Each chapter describes the tractor, and provides serial number range/production years, production changes, paint schemes, decal placement, and available equipment.
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Oshkosh Trucks: 75 Years of Specialty Truck Production
A history of the truck that "Goes Anywhere That Wheels Can Touch The Ground." All models from the first model A to the J, P, S, T and other modern trucks. Production figures, model names and numbers, dimensions, specifications, capabilities, and 200 photos of snowplows, concrete mixers, military vehicles, prototypes, one-offs, and other unique Oshkosh Trucks
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Peterbilt: Long Haul Legend
Frustrated with the pace of getting logs to mills by river, steam tractor, or even horse team, lumber baron T. A. Peterman experimented with adapting early automobile technology. In 1939, the remarkable logging trucks he'd refashioned out of surplus army trucks finally went on sale to the public and Peterbilt was launched. This illustrated history follows Peterbilt from its beginnings to its emergence as one of the world's most successful semi truck manufacturers. Veteran trucking author James Beach highlights the models that have made Peterbilt such an outsize presence in the trucking industry, as well as those trucks that figure prominently in the Peterbilt story. From the classic ?iron nose? and ?narrow-nose? butterfly hood, to the tilt-cab cab-over-engine model; from the high cab model and first tilt hood to fiberglass and flat ?pit style? fenders; from the rarest Peterbilt ever manufactured (a mere 10 of the 346) to the company's flagship truck (the 379, built from 1987 through 2007), these are the trucks and features, the innovations and marvels of engineering, detailed and richly illustrated in this book, that have made Peterbilt a name to be reckoned with in trucking worldwide.
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Peterbilt: The Class of the Industry
Famed automotive photographer Henry Rasmussen has trained his camera on beautifully restored Peterbilts, fancy show trucks, and big rigs at work. The legend of Peterbilt is featured in a photographic essay of more than 80 color images and a gallery of nostalgic black-and-white photographs, showing early Fageol trucks, one of the oldest surviving original Peterbilts of 1939, and a host of other trucks built through 1988. Included is a list of production figures and model designations for all Peterbilts 1939-1988.
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Peterbilt: The Evolution of Class
Peterbilt, the Evolution of Class is a complete history of Peterbilt trucks using their data sheets, photos and engineering drawings. The book is 256 pages, color, and contains over 300 pictures and drawings. It also lists every model built since its inception in 1939.
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