World Encyclopedia of Tractors
Over 671 colour photographs
Over 91 illustrations
Over 72 animals
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|Number of Pages||256|
|Size(mm)||297 x 228mm|
|ISBN||1 84309 481 9|
|Binding||hardback with plc and jacket|
|Category||military & transport|
All the great marques, designers and manufacturers are included in details, with over 650 colour photographs to illustrate their output
The ultimate book for every tractor enthusiast, with a detailed portrait in words and pictures of the machine and it's evolution
Features vintage models, restored to their former glory, and represented together with their modern day equivalents
Covers every aspect of the tractor and its components, from the history to the mechanics and factories, to operating mechanisms, working capacity and specifications
Augmented by over 650 fabulous detailed photographic illustrations in colour, this is the comprehensive encyclopedia that all tractor enthusiasts have been waiting for
The history of the tractor is a short one of rapid development, from the turn of the century when it was seen as little more than a substitute for the horse, to today's sophisticated machines which boast a host of technologically advanced equipment.
At first defined purely as an engine on wheels - a source of motive power to haul farming implements, or drive a belt to power a threshing machine - the tractor's farming uses are now manifold and today are even controlled by on-board computers and satellite navigation systems.
In this fabulous, fact-packed and intensely visual encyclopedia, John Carroll charts this exceptional history, the machines and their manufacturers from the early days of The J.I.Case Threshing Machine Company and its experimental gasoline tractor of 1892, to the JCB Fastrac, one of the numerous state-of-the-art machines now on the market.
Each piece of machinery is illustrated with fascinating archive material or full-colour photography, and the informative text includes specification boxes and a detailed mechanical profile.
Including an international overview of farm machinery from around the world, detailed technical information, and a wealth of photographic illustration and evocative portraits, this volume forms a fascinating, highly comprehensive, accessible and utterly reliable single-source tractor bible - the only book on the subject that anyone will need to own.
John Carroll, a full-time motoring journalist, has specialised in motoring topics for books and magazines for many years. He has written several books about tractors and a number on other forms of transport. Currently he is the editor of 4x4 magazine, Britainís longest running and best selling title devoted to all makes and models of 4x4 vehicles.
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