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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OVERSIZE: Images of Western Trucking (Volume 2)

Mark R. Wayman Softcover 160 pages

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Peterbilt Trucks of the 1960s
T. A. Peterman needed a better truck to haul logs in the northwest, so after experimenting and then acquiring Fageol Motors, he came up with a formula to create rugged, tough trucks to battle curvaceous, undependable mountain roads, earning the nickname 'betterbuilt' trucks. Peterman died in 1945, but management helped make Peterbilt a serious producer of heavy-duty trucks up to its sale to PACCAR in the late 1950s. In August 1960 Peterbilt moved to a new facility and became a division of PACCAR, carrying on its own tradition while retaining its product line. A western builder, Peterbilt's popularity escalated throughout the states through the 1960s, leading the company to start a new plant in Tennessee by the end of the decade. At the height of their popularity, Peterbuilts are portrayed through large format photographs taken at the time when these heavy haulers were put to work. See them in action and read about both the trucks and owners who operated them.
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Power Shovels: The World’s Mightiest Mining and Construction Excavators
Power Shovels is a celebration of the land leviathans that have inhabited the open pit mines over the past century. Due to their massive size and unbelievable capabilities, interest in these machines extends far beyond their role in the extraction of minerals and precious metals. Author Orlemann focuses on the super stripper and loading class of shovels. Discover how the super stripper can remove vast amounts of earth and place it over a football field away. This book reveals design, engineering, manufacture, assembly, and operation of these modern and massive shovels.
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R G LETOURNEAU HEAVY EQUIPMENT,The Electric-Drive Era 1953-1970
Robert Gilmour LeTourneau is considered by many to be the dean of high-speed mobile earthmoving equipment. His designs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s revolutionized the earthmoving industry. During the 1950s and 1960s, LeTourneau was able to develop and employ one of his greatest engineering design achievements - the electric drive wheel concept. This second volume of fantastic machine creations covers the time period from 1953 up until the sale of the company to Marathon in 1971. Standard production, specials, and experimental machines are shown in rare archival images, some being shown in print for the very first time, help showcase what made R. G. LeTourneau so revered in the heavy equipment industry.
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R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment Photo Gallery
Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, the inventor of earthmoving machines, secured nearly 300 patents over the course of his life. During World War II, about 70 percent of the earthmovers and engineering vehicles were his machines that were invaluable to the Allied war effort. With outstanding photography, this overview of 90-years-plus of manufacturing features the company's earliest earthmoving equipment introductions in 1921, all the way up to today's ultra-large mining equipment introductions. This companion book to the three previous publications - R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment: The Mechanical Drive Era 1921-1953, R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment Photo Gallery: The Electric-Drive Era (1953-1970), and Modern LeTourneau Earthmoving Equipment since 1968 - includes updated information and all new images of the LeTourneau enterprise.
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Refuse Trucks: Photo Archive
A pictorial review of the various types of refuse collections equipment that have developed since the adoption of motor trucks to this vital community service in the early 1900s. Truck makes shown include: Autocar, Brockway, Federal, FWD, International, Mack, Walter & White. Factory and action shots clearly show many of the body and chassis features that distinquish these specialized vehicles. A MUST for all truck enthusiasts.
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REO Trucks: 1910-1966 Photo Archive
Ransom Eli Olds was best known as the inventor of the Oldsmobile. In 1904 Olds was unsatisfied and left the company, which left time to help create the new company bearing his initials, the REO Motor Car Company, in Lansing, Michigan. In 1910, the REO Motor Truck Company began the production of trucks. REOs legendary Speed Wagon led the way with shaft-drive, pneumatic tires, electric starters, and electric lights; features found on all competitive makes. By July 1925, REO Speed Wagon sales, since its introduction, exceeded 125,000. REO sought to create a work environment that stressed "family". A Welfare department existed and a variety of activities were available to employees and their families, including indoor baseball and basketball teams and a REO Rifle Club. The patriotic REO company produced nearly 29,000 military vehicles from 1940 through 1945. This book covers the story of REO Trucks through archival photographs to the time when the White Motor Company purchased REO in 1957.
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Roadbuilding Construction Equipment at Work: Building the Early Interstate Highways through New England’s Green Mountain
This photo essay details the construction of the original Interstate Highway System in Vermont's picturesque and largely rural mountainous region through the late 1950s to late '70s. During this short time, contractor driven construction equipment innovation was remarkable: 2 1/2 cubic yard shovels were replaced with 4-8 yard shovels and then by massive wheel loaders up to 17 cubic yards; 15-22 ton rock trucks were upped to 50 tons; rudimentary spreading methods with dump trucks using tailgate chains were replaced with CMI Autogrades; and many contractors devised and built ingenious contraptions to increase production. The work attracted many large established road building firms from other States - Lane, Perini, Palazzi, L. G. Defelice, Green Construction from Des Moines, Iowa, as well as Cartier Construction, a division of McNamara from Montreal - seen here clearing and grubbing, pioneering, rock drilling, mucking peat bogs, and excavation sequences including trucks and shovels, loaders, pan scrapers, and a wheel excavator. The manufacturers of construction equipment constitute a virtual directory of the period; Caterpillar, Euclid, Allis-Chalmers, International, Dart, P&H, Bucyrus-Erie, Northwest, Lorain, Lima, Gradall, Barber-Greene, Blaw Knox, CMI, and more.
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Roadbuilding Construction Equipment at Work: In the State of Ohio
The book is a pictorial history of road building in the State of Ohio. Thirty seven pages are devoted to the construction of the Ohio Turnpike which began in 1954. The segment deals with most of the many In-State and Out-of-State contractors who handled contracts on that massive undertaking. Ohio firms like V. N. Holderman and Peirce as well as major out-of-state construction companies like Harrison Construction, J. A. Jones, and Western Contracting. The rest of the book covers the construction of the original Interstate Highways, as well Primary and Secondary road construction in the State of Ohio. Forty road building contractors, the majority based in Ohio, are featured here. The well captioned images largely span the late 1930s through the 1960s. You will learn the saga of one innovative contractor repowering Caterpillar DB tractors to create one of a kind "Tom Cats" and "Bearcats". Agreat deal of the manufacturing base for construction equipment was located in Ohio during this period and the photos depict much of that machinery.
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Semi Trucks of the 1970s: A Coast-to-Coast Run Through the Last Great Era of the Big Rigs!
By 1972 there were nearly one million tractor-trailer rigs hauling every conceivable kind of cargo on America's roads. Can you imagine the variety of trucks you would have seen at truck stops across the country? But the 1970s proved to be a decade of incredible change for the over-the-road trucking industry, and by 1980 fuel efficiency became a prime concern for companies. At this time, airfoils and other aerodynamic aids began to appear and trucks in general started to take on a similar look. In this picture-packed book, Ron Adams has pulled together a collection of over 300 images that traces the evolution of truck design and use back to the earliest horse-drawn units right up through the early 1980s. Short introductory chapters cover the earlier years of trucking and then Ron takes you on a coast-to-coast tour of the 1970s, showcasing the huge variety of big rigs working the roads and providing detailed information about the trucks, trailers, cargoes, and trucking companies. In addition to photos and detailed captions, there are period articles covering early aerodynamic testing and also on advancements in truck design in the 1970s. Semi Trucks of the 1970s features trucks from all makers, including International, Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, White-Freightliner, Autocar, Brockway, Peterbilt, Ford, and Diamond Reo. This is a complete look at this evolutionary period in trucking history.
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Semi-Trucks of the 1950s: A Photo Gallery
After WWII Americans were anxious to re-stoke the economy after a long “make-do with what you have” dry spell. By the 1950s new highways were being built, new trucking companies were being formed and old ones revived. Americans were buying newly-styled cars and the latest technologies once again. Semi-trucks helped pave the way for this huge growth spurt in America with dependable trucks built by Mack, GMC, Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, International, White Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Diamond T, Reo, Autocar, Brockway, Sterling and others, many using the increasingly popular diesel engines made by Buda, Hercules, Waukesha, and Cummins, which helped their heavy loads haul quicker. Ron Adams portrays this booming era with over 300 superb photos of trucks hauling cement, fuel, and a variety of goods to enthusiastic Americans.
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Semi-Trucks of the 1960s
This book follows on the heels of Semi-Trucks of the 1950s. As the '50s saw new and improved models after the starved war years, the Sixties was the decade for expansion, not only for truck manufacturers with a huge selection of models, but also for the trucking companies themselves with more places to haul. Construction of the Interstate highway system helped pave the way for faster and smoother service, helping reshape the American landscape faster than ever seen before. Gear up for this outstanding selection of 1960s semi-truck photos by Ron Adams. Captions include detailed information about the trucks, trailers, and hauling configurations of a wide range of makers including Mack, Brockway, Autocar, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, Ford, White-Freightliner, GMC, International, Kenworth, and Peterbilt.
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Sterling Trucks Photo Archive
One of the early pioneers in the manufacture of trucks, Sterling is synonymous with rugged well-engineered trucks with a reputation for reliable service in off-road, heavy-duty applications - mining, construction, and logging. Distinctive engineering hallmarks included wood-lined frames and the continued use of chain drive long after its abandonment by other manufacturers. Established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, production of Sternberg trucks began in 1907, becoming Sterling in 1915. Acquired by the White Motor Company in 1951, Sterling-White production ended in 1953. This Photo Archive chronicles this unique truck through large-format archival photographs and detailed captions.
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The American Tractor: A Century of Legendary Machines
A wonderful overview of a century of legendary tractors. The farm tractor took over where humans and animals had once toiled in the fields. From the first big steam-powered engines to the smaller, more maneuverable tractors, to the most evolved and advanced models of today, experience the full history of this fascinating machine. Features marque-by-marque info of all the major manufacturers, covering more than 150 tractors, and an illustrated, eye-catching combination of specially commissioned color photographs.
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The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles
This is a large book, 700 pages of information. It's encyclopedia style by manufacturer. This covers truck companies from around the world. Major American manufacturers such as Kenworth, White, or Mack get multiple pages and lot of photos. Something as esoteric as Arrol -Johnston who survived 11 years in England, still manages a photo. This book goes for breadth rather than depth. Once again, the encyclopedic format leaves no room for any context, why did the manufacturers develop the vehicles they made? Who were they competing with? How did sales ebb and flow? Its the usual litany of data about what model was made in what plant with what engine/trans/rear combinations. It's an enjoyable read a piece at a time, and certainly a huge an worthy addition to the bookshelf. No manufacturer is forgotten, no truck company to small to be worthy of a mention.
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