Garden tractors have come a long way. And as anyone who has acquired a few acres knows, these are the machines that do the yeoman's work, the tilling and mowing and pulling and plowing that makes a small farm or a vast garden grow.
Publisher: Voyageur Press
About this book
Garden tractors have come a long way. And as anyone who has acquired a few acres knows, these are the machines that do the yeoman's work, the tilling and mowing and pulling and plowing that makes a small farm or a vast garden grow. This illustrated history features the brands that have endeared themselves the landowners everywhere--the Cub Cadets and John Deeres, Simplicitys and Fords, Ariens, and Kubotas that, in their can-do engineering, dependability, and bright good looks, are more than mere machines around the yard and small farm. Accompanied by current and vintage images of these indefatigable machines, this chronicle of the garden tractor is a wonderful testament to what makes America work, furrow by furrow.
An engaging, informative, and richly illustrated history of Farmall tractors.
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
About this book
From the first tractor built in 1924 to the last Farmall model to roll off the line, this richly illustrated history tells the full story of Farmall tractors and fills in a key chapter of American agricultural history. The engaging text by Kenneth Updike, a historian on International Harvester, is accompanied by modern and vintage color photography, as well as black and white images from Farmall's early days. Farmer, mechanic, tractor enthusiast: whatever your interest in this American icon, you will find a captivating account of its manufacture under the beloved Farmall brand.