The definitive visual history of the tractor The complete history of farm machinery, from steam and vintage tractors to the latest combine harvesters is showcased in this lavishly illustrated volume. Packed with images and tractor data on more than 200 iconic machines, The Tractor Book explores the entire range of tractors and farming machines from around the world, such as Fordson Model F and Massey-Harris GP. Histories of famous marques, such as John Deere and Massey Ferguson, sit alongside immersive visual tours of celebrated machines. The Tractor Book covers how tractors work, their history, major marques and catalogues tractors from every era making this a must-have for anyone fascinating by these extraordinary machines.
Following the rating system generally established among car collectors, this comprehensive value guide provides the values, in five degrees of condition, of antique American farm tractors and crawlers built from the turn of the century through the 1950s. Each chapter is devoted to one of the period's major manufacturers -- John Deere, Farmall, Caterpillar, Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline, Ford, and more -- and the values listed are based on prices actually realized at auction. In addition, two expert collectors compare their notes on each model, while the expert photography of Randy Leffingwell depicts the tractors and crawlers discussed.