Tractors: 1880s to 1980s

Tractors: 1880s to 1980s

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by Nick Baldwin
     
 

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Although cumbersome steam and motor tractors existed before 1914, it was only after the First World War that the imperative to produce more food using less horse- and man-power led to the birth of the tractor as we know it today. Nick Baldwin explains these early developments, and continues through the mass production led by Ford that brought prices down to suit

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Although cumbersome steam and motor tractors existed before 1914, it was only after the First World War that the imperative to produce more food using less horse- and man-power led to the birth of the tractor as we know it today. Nick Baldwin explains these early developments, and continues through the mass production led by Ford that brought prices down to suit average farmers. Numerous rival manufacturers emerged through the 1920s-40s, and brought with them such novelties as diesel engines, pneumatic tyres, and even cost-effective all-wheel drive and weather protection. After the Second World War a strong new British tractor industry was led by Ferguson, David Brown, Nuffield, and Fordson, challenging the exports from the USA that had been so influential. Including machines from the US and Europe, this highly illustrated book charts the increasing versatility of the tractor up to the 1980s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747807544
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Nick Baldwin was driving a Standard Fordson as a schoolboy in the 1950s. He later worked in the Land Rover factory and became a writer on transport topics. He produced the first of several farm tractor books in the 1970s and now has a collection of old machines on his traditional farm. He writes regularly in Tractor and Machinery magazine.

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Tractors: 1880s to 1980s 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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