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John Deere GP Tractors: A History in Pictures
     

John Deere GP Tractors: A History in Pictures

by Robert N. Pripps, Andrew Morland (Photographer)
 

To many people, the name John Deere is synonymous with farm tractors. The big, green machines are popular all over the country, and especially beloved are the two-cylinder, general-purpose models known as "Johnny Poppers" for the distinctive "pop-pop" of their engines. John Deere GP Tractors includes all of the early developmental models: the Waterloo Boy;

Overview

To many people, the name John Deere is synonymous with farm tractors. The big, green machines are popular all over the country, and especially beloved are the two-cylinder, general-purpose models known as "Johnny Poppers" for the distinctive "pop-pop" of their engines. John Deere GP Tractors includes all of the early developmental models: the Waterloo Boy; Models D, C, GP, A, B, G, H, and M; the numbered series; and the utility tractors of the 1940s and 1950s. Over 120 color and black and white photographs illustrate the history of the General Purpose tractor from the first experimental Melvin tractor of 1912 to 1959's Model 435 diesel, the last new two-cylinder general-purpose model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760323441
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Series:
Motorbooks International Farm Tractor Color History Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 12.25(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Robert N. Pripps was born on a small farm in northern Wisconsin in 1932. He retired from his first career, in the aviation industry, at age 55. He then began a second career writing about historic and collectable tractors. Bob has authored 25 books on tractors and has owned a variety of tractors over the years. He currently uses a restored Ford-Ferguson and a Massey 85 work tractor on his 55-acre maple syrup operation that is part of the farm on which he was born.

Photographer Andrew Morland is the one of the world's most prolific tractor photographers, having contributed photos to more than 22 books, including Ford Tractors, Big Green: John Deere GP Tractors, Fordson Tractors, Allis-Chalmers Tractors, Modern Farm Tractors, Farmall Tractors, and Massey Tractors. He resides in Somerset, England.

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