• THE TRACTOR PLOUGHING MANUAL, SECOND EDITION

    Whether you’re new to ploughing and need to know the basics for farm work, or are looking to compete in ploughing matches, this handbook is a complete and authoritative guide. This updated second edition includes the current rules for international match ploughing, the scoring system, and ploughing organizations throughout the world.

    It also gives an introduction to:

    • The types of plough and how to set them up
    • The main classes of competitive tractor ploughing: vintage mounted and trailed; world-type conventional ploughing; and reversible ploughing
    • A short history of the plough

    Among the 200 illustrations there are over 150 color photographs specially commissioned to show in detail good practices as well as faults and how to correct them. Author Brian Bell, Britain’s leading farm machinery writer, has written this manual with the help of a number of ploughing experts including Ken Chappell, David Chappell, and Peter Alderslade.

    Item: 10767

    Author: Brian Bell

    Format: Paperback

  • TRACTOR

    This rollicking ride into machine history follows the innovators, entrepreneurs, and hucksters who transformed our world with farm machines. Starting with the turn-of-the-century visionaries who saw that four wheels and a motor could replace the horse, the book moves swiftly through key early developments to cover the power farming movement of the latter part of the 20th century—a time when major manufacturers lagged behind and independent builders and farmers began creating their own solutions with pencil drawings and welders.

    The book’s stories range from the butcher shop where John Deere secretly designed a completely new line of four- and six-cylinder tractors to the skullduggery and corporate raiding that took place in fields and back lots as company agents schemed to discover what their dirty ol’ competitors had up their sleeves. The book moves all the way up through the creation of the first tractor electronics, the merger movement of the 1980s, and the emergence of high-technology innovations (such as smart farms and auto-guidance) that are changing the farm as we know it. This raucous, heartfelt book shines a light on some of the bright minds and innovative companies that emerged from the fertile fields of America’s heartland.

    Item: 9095

    Author: Lee Klancher

    Format: Hardcover

  • TRACTOR WARS: JOHN DEERE, HENRY FORD, INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER, AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN AGRICULTURE

    Discover the untold story of the “tractor wars,” the twenty-year period that introduced power farming - the most fundamental change in world agriculture in hundreds of years.

    A researcher, historian, and writer, Neil Dahlstrom has spent decades in the corporate archives at John Deere. In Tractor Wars, Dahlstrom offers an insider’s view of a story that entwines a myriad of brands and characters, stakes and plots: the Reverend Daniel Hartsough, a pastor turned tractor designer; Alexander Legge, the eventual president of International Harvester, a former cowboy who took on Henry Ford; William Butterworth and the oft-at-odds leadership team at John Deere that partnered with the enigmatic Ford but planned for his ultimate failure.

    With all the bitterness and drama of the race between Ford, Dodge, and General Motors, Tractor Wars is the untold story of industry stalwarts and disruptors, inventors, and administrators racing to invent modern agriculture—a power farming revolution that would usher in a whole new world.

    Item: 11370

    Author: Neil Dahlstrom

    Format: Hardcover

  • TRACTOR: RED EDITION

    This book has the same content as Tractor, just with a different color on the cover for those that bleed red! This rollicking ride into machine history follows the innovators, entrepreneurs, and hucksters who transformed our world with farm machines. Starting with the turn-of-the-century visionaries who saw that four wheels and a motor could replace the horse, the book moves swiftly through key early developments to cover the power farming movement of the latter part of the 20th century—a time when major manufacturers lagged behind and independent builders and farmers began creating their own solutions with pencil drawings and welders.

    The book’s stories range from the butcher shop where John Deere secretly designed a completely new line of four- and six-cylinder tractors to the skullduggery and corporate raiding that took place in fields and back lots as company agents schemed to discover what their dirty ol’ competitors had up their sleeves. The book moves all the way up through the creation of the first tractor electronics, the merger movement of the 1980s, and the emergence of high-technology innovations (such as smart farms and auto-guidance) that are changing the farm as we know it. This raucous, heartfelt book shines a light on some of the bright minds and innovative companies that emerged from the fertile fields of America’s heartland.

    Item: 9096

    Author: Lee Klancher

    Format: Hardcover

  • VINTAGE AND CLASSIC TRACTOR RESTORATION

    This is you one stop guide to restoring a vintage and classic tractors! You'll get a detailed account of restoring these machines to their former glory, starting with how to initially purchase a tractor--through private means or at auction--and then how to get your hands dirty and making it look factory new.

    You’ll learn how it’s even possible to preserve a classic tractor in its working condition, which has a unique appeal to some tractor collectors and in some ways, is harder than a full restoration to undertake. Practical techniques have been amply illustrated throughout the book, ranging from the simple use of a lathe or milling machine to the making from scratch of various tools useful in restoration work.

    Rather than just replacing items such as carburetor, starter motor or dynamo, practical advice is given on how to test and rebuild these components back to full operation. Fifty-two practical picture spreads show techniques suitable for restorers of all levels of skill.

    Item: 10628

    Author: Richard Lofting

    Format: Hardcover

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