Amazing Tractors: Facts and Trivia

Amazing Tractors: Facts and Trivia

by Peter Henshaw
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785826064
Publisher:
Chartwell Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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