The Farm Tractor: 100 Years of North American Tractors

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Voyageur Press, Oct 15, 2007 - Transportation - 384 pages
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Here is the biggest, best, and most complete history of classic farm tractors. All North American models make their appearance--from John Deere and Farmall to fascinating "orphans" like the Steel Mule, from the late 1800s steamers through the high-powered workhorses of the 1970s.

In addition to hundreds of high-detail large-format photography of tractors and equipment (see below for samples), the volume includes 100 color and black-and-white archival photos, advertising posters, and brochures. The result is an unparalleled look at the icon of American agriculture.

Chapter 1: Muscles to Motors
Chapter 2: Allis-Chalmers
Chapter 3: J.I. Case
Chapter 4: Caterpillar
Chapter 5: John Deere
Chapter 6: Ford
Chapter 7: International Harvester
Chapter 8: Massey-Ferguson
Chapter 9: Minneapolis-Moline
Chapter 10: Oliver Corporation
Chapter 11: Orphans and Others

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About the author (2007)

Photographer-author Ralph W. Sanders has photographed tractors for more than 40 years. He grew up on an Illinois farm where he had ample opportunity to "exercise" a 1933 Farmall F-12 and 1948 Farmall C, as well as a Farmall H, Farmall MD, and McCormick W-6. He has worked as Illinois field editor for Prairie Farmer; associate editor at Successful Farming; full-time freelance agricultural photographer for Successful Farming, Deere & Co., Massey-Ferguson, Kinze Mfg., Vermeer Mfg., DuPont Ag, Monsanto Ag, and others. Sanders is the author of several books from Voyageur Press, including Vintage Farm Tractors, and photographer for DuPont's long-running Classic Tractors calendar. He lives in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Bob Feller is a baseball hall of famer and vintage tractor collector.

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