How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Alive

How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Alive

by Spencer Yost
     
 

You and your tractor; it was love at first sight, and you’ve been the perfect pair ever since. But sooner or later, the old iron’s going to show its age. It sputters and coughs, oozes grease, wobbles on its wheels, gets rusty, and sometimes even dies. That plow that came with the tractor is still just an incomprehensible pile of parts gathering dust in

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You and your tractor; it was love at first sight, and you’ve been the perfect pair ever since. But sooner or later, the old iron’s going to show its age. It sputters and coughs, oozes grease, wobbles on its wheels, gets rusty, and sometimes even dies. That plow that came with the tractor is still just an incomprehensible pile of parts gathering dust in the corner of your shed. Never fear. This is a relationship that can be saved--with the help of the How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Alive, a book that tells you everything you need to know to keep your old iron chugging happily along. Now revamped with all color photography and a new design, the MBI classic covers all the basic questions and crucial aspects of buying, owning, rebuilding, and using an old tractor, from maintenance and troubleshooting to plowing methods and trailering. Trying to decide which tractor is right for you? Author Spencer Yost suggests ideal models for work, collecting, or both, and all of his invaluable advice is accompanied by full-color photography. Looking for a parts supplier? An extensive revised and updated appendix will help you track down everything from repro carburetor parts to steering wheel restoration shops. This is a resource no old-iron enthusiast can afford to be without.

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…provides everything you need to know about keeping that old iron running and looking good…A lifetime of knowledge is imparted in a simple, down-to-earth practical manner. Old iron can be a costly hobby, and Yost’s calm advice helps the novice avoid expensive missteps…a handy reference resource for any antique iron hobbyist.-- Farm Collector, November 2009

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760329511
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Edition description:
First
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,192,451
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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…provides everything you need to know about keeping that old iron running and looking good…A lifetime of knowledge is imparted in a simple, down-to-earth practical manner.  Old iron can be a costly hobby, and Yost’s calm advice helps the novice avoid expensive missteps…a handy reference resource for any antique iron hobbyist.— Farm Collector, November 2009

Meet the Author

Spencer Yost has written several tractor-related books, including How to Rebuild and Restore Farm Tractor Engines and How to Restore Your John Deere 2-Cylinder Tractor, and is the creator of Antique Tractor Internet Services (www.atis.net), the original antique tractor website. A computer-industry consultant by day, he lives in Pfafftown, North Carolina.

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