Synopses & Reviews
Each book in the 6.5in x 8in Amazing Facts and Trivia series is beautifully illustrated and contains hundreds of colorful pieces of artwork, photographs, and diagrams. These quirky books are designed to be opened to any page so that readers can discover intriguing stories, facts, tips, and trivia.
Tractors are amazing. You know that already, though, or you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Who was Old Abe? What is a Mobius Band? Which is better, wheels or rubber tracks? You’ll find the world’s first tractor in here, the fastest and the most powerful. Learn about tractor stunts, racing, and pulling.
Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini—all of them well-known sports car manufacturers—have had their names appear on tractors. Amazing Tractors Facts and Trivia details the inner mechanisms of tractors, their engines, cabs, and paint jobs. Why were Allis-Chalmers painted bright orange for years? You’ll find out in this book.
Along with the trivia, you’ll find practical tips on how to plow a field, how to look after a three-point linkage and maintain a tractor. Driving tips, and specific how-to advice, like how to calculate the ideal amount of wheel slip, and ballast a tractor properly, are also included. Technical details, like torque, articulated steering, horsepower definitions, and fuel consumption are discussed, and you’ll also find safety tips to help deal with the noise of tractors and avoid potential accidents.
Plow through the history of tractors, its heroes, villians and major breakthroughs, and discover technical tidbits from the world of modern -- and not so modern -- machinery. Includes practical advice for smooth running, maintaining, transporting, selling, buying, restoring, repairing, accessorizing, fan-clubbing, rusting, and racing tractors. The book includes special features on the 20 most significant tractors, from the Fordson Model F to the John Deere B.
About the Author
Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age – from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was the Editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines including MSL, TAG, A to B and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph. He’s also written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.