Tractors: Icons of the American Landscape
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!