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American Tractors 1910-1990s (Shire Library)
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Robert N. Pripps; Bob's first experience with tractors came at nine years of age working with his father, a forest ranger, disking a fire lane with an Allis-Chalmers crawler. Bored with the job, his dad gave him the controls. After 36 years as an engineer in the aviation industry, Pripps returned to his first love and began writing about tractors. He has authored some thirty books on tractors and owns two, which makes him a "collector." He'd have more, but his wife says...
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Whether you're a farmer, or someone who loves machines, or someone interested in the history of agriculture, this book will give you a new perspective on the huge influence of the tractor on the culture of the American Farm, as well as the influence of farm practices on the tractor.
This is the story of how farm mechanization lifted the burden of labor from human and animal power to tractors; from steam traction engines of the early 1880s to the articulated, four-wheel drive monsters with more than 500 horsepower, air conditioned cabs and onboard computers. Tractors are featured from John Deere, Case, International Harvester, Ford, Ferguson, Allis-Chalmers, Caterpillar, Minneapolis-Moline, Oliver, Steiger and others, with commentaries on each.
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