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How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Aliveby Spencer Yost
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You and your tractor; it was love at first sight, and you’ve been the perfect pair ever since. But sooner or later, the old iron’s going to show its age. It sputters and coughs, oozes grease, wobbles on its wheels, gets rusty, and sometimes even dies. That plow that came with the tractor is still just an incomprehensible pile of parts gathering dust in the corner of your shed. Never fear. This is a relationship that can be saved--with the help of the How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Alive, a book that tells you everything you need to know to keep your old iron chugging happily along. Now revamped with all color photography and a new design, the MBI classic covers all the basic questions and crucial aspects of buying, owning, rebuilding, and using an old tractor, from maintenance and troubleshooting to plowing methods and trailering. Trying to decide which tractor is right for you? Author Spencer Yost suggests ideal models for work, collecting, or both, and all of his invaluable advice is accompanied by full-color photography. Looking for a parts supplier? An extensive revised and updated appendix will help you track down everything from repro carburetor parts to steering wheel restoration shops. This is a resource no old-iron enthusiast can afford to be without.
This completely illustrated volume contains helpful advice on choosing a brand and model, plus an explanation of how the tractor's basic systems work. 300 illustrations.
The classic, comprehensive guide to buying, owning, rebuilding, and using an old tractor, now in color and expanded, with information on supplies and parts.
Everything you need to keep your old iron alive and well! Filled with topics such as how to choose a brand and model, how to evaluate used tractors, how to maintain your tractor, and how the basic systems in a tractor work. Learn about using your restored tractor, basic maintenance and troubleshooting, restoration techniques, tools needed, and more. Appendix includes parts sources, archive addresses, literature sources, and calculations.
Your antique tractor holds a special place in your heart. Whether it’s been in your shed for years or if it’s a recent purchase, you have a strong connection to your tractor. In order to keep your investment in top condition, it requires a lot of maintenance and patience. This book will keep your antique tractor alive and running. From the very beginning steps of researching and buying your tractor to rebuilding the engine and repairing the sheet metal, this book has it all. All tractor models, such as John Deere, Ford, Farmall, Allis-Chalmers, and Oliver, are included. A detailed appendix lists a vast number of resources that will help you on your quest to find the rare part or exact replica decal for your tractor.
Classic tractors hold a large sentimental value for many, but they’re also tractors that are meant to be driven! No matter if you are using your tractor to help on the farm, compete in the local pulls, or for show, How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Alive has everything that you’ll need to know to keep it in perfect running condition for many years to come.
About the Author
Spencer Yost has written several tractor-related books, including How to Rebuild and Restore Farm Tractor Engines and How to Restore Your John Deere 2-Cylinder Tractor, and is the creator of Antique Tractor Internet Services (www.atis.net), the original antique tractor website. A computer-industry consultant by day, he lives in
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