Legendary Farmall Tractors: A Photographic History

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The first general-purpose tractor with narrowly spaced front wheels, the original Farmall was designed to do fine-tuned field cultivation as well as anything a team of farm horses could do—in short, to “farm all.” The rest is history, even legend, in the agriculture industry—a legend that unfolds in these pages in full color and sharp detail. This big book features five hundred photographs of Farmall tractors, from that first experimental model introduced in 1924, through the classic ...

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Overview

The first general-purpose tractor with narrowly spaced front wheels, the original Farmall was designed to do fine-tuned field cultivation as well as anything a team of farm horses could do—in short, to “farm all.” The rest is history, even legend, in the agriculture industry—a legend that unfolds in these pages in full color and sharp detail. This big book features five hundred photographs of Farmall tractors, from that first experimental model introduced in 1924, through the classic lineup of International Harvester models that bore the Farmall name, to the last one to roll off the assembly line (the landmark five-millionth tractor produced at the Farmall plant in Illinois). Detailed descriptions combine with these vibrant pictures to make Legendary Farmall Tractors a full-scale appreciation of the art of farm machinery at its can-do best.

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A collaboration between author Lee Klancher and photographer Randy Leffingwell has resulted in a beaut of a book …All in all, a handsome new look at a classic piece of Americana. -- Farm Collector

Detailed captions combine with vibrant pictures to make Legendary Farmall Tractors a full-scale appreciation of the art of farm machinery at its best. -- Hobby Merchandiser

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760335369
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 12/4/2009
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 424,911
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press, including his most recent Complete Book of Porsche 911 and Corvette 60 Years. He has just finished Porsche 911: Fifty Years, a reexamination of the 911 story based on nearly two dozen new interviews. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

Born and raised on the banks of the Brill River in northern Wisconsin, Lee Klancher (Austin, Texas) has been chronicling motorcycle and outdoor adventures big and small since the early 1990s. His favorite adventure articles have covered riding the treacherous 300-mile track that crosses the Bolivian portion of the Amazon jungle, scaring himself senseless on Slovenia's Mount Triglav, and crossing the northeast Australian Outback on Honda XRs. Lee's other interests include mountain biking, dive bars, racquetball, and college hockey. His writing and photography appear regularly in Men's Journal, Motorcyclist, and Motorcycle Escape.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter One: Genesis

                        Early International Harvester Company Tractors

Chapter Two: General-Purpose Revelations

                        Farmall Regular, F-Series & W-Series

Chapter Three: Little Kings

                        Farmall Models A, B, and C & Small Standards

Chapter Four: Big Kings

                        Farmall Models H and M & Large Standards

Chapter Five: Crawler Chronicles

                        TracTracTors

Chapter Six: Urban Jobs

                        Cub and Cub Cadet

Chapter Seven: By the Numbers

                        Hundred Series and More

Chapter Eight: Tractorus Colossus

                        Big Power Comes to the Farm

Chapter Nine: Exodus

                        The Sale and Beyond

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