Tractors: Icons of the American Landscape

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2003 - Transportation - 156 pages
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The Fordson. The Farmall Regular. The John Deere Spoker D. These tractors shaped the farm and helped American agriculture shift from small operations powered by muscle and sweat to big-acreage spreads worked with diesel and gas. The evolution of the farm tractor is traced in this beautifully photographed look at 36 models that shaped the industry. Beginning with a Case steamer and ending with the Cat Challenger, Tractors: Icons of the American Landscape follows the development of farm machinery from crude friction-driven machines to 300-horsepower computer-controlled behemoths. The stories behind these fascinating machines come to life with author Randy Leffingwell's lively text and gorgeous photography. Tractors: Icons of the American Landscape profiles the well-known, hallmark tractors as well as lesser-known machines such as the Case Model CC, the Allis-Chalmers Model G, and the Minneapolis-Moline Model U LPG. With more than 170 alluring color photographs and an engaging, insightful text, Tractors: Icons of the American Landscape offers a unique slice of history that tractor enthusiasts of all varieties will cherish!

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About the author (2003)

Randy Leffingwell creates pictorial books on automobiles, motorcycles, and farm vehicles. Titles include Porsche Legends, Mustang, Caterpillar, American Farm Tractor, and Harley-Davidson: Myth and Mystique. Before devoting his work time to creating illustrated books on vehicles, Leffingwell was an associate editor with AutoWeek Magazine and a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. In creating his pictorial books, Leffingwell travels nationwide, researching and photographing intriguing road and farm vehicles. He has interviewed many vehicle designers, spoken with museum specialists, and visited many factories, in his efforts to create detailed books. For example, he searched through hundreds of old Henry Ford Museum boxes and hired researchers in order to obtain facts on Ford tractors. Randy Leffingwell's photograph composition background and historical research have contributed to literature on the history of American transportation.

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