Classic Farm Tractors: 200 of the Best, Worst, and Most by Robert N. Pripps, Ralph W. Sanders

By Robert N. Pripps, Ralph W. Sanders

From iconic stalwarts to extra eccentric entries into the ag undefined, this colourful, enjoyable, and fact-filled publication profiles ratings of farm tractor classics from the 20 th century. Veteran tractor writer Robert Pripps tackles each one version with aplomb, supplying concise descriptions and histories besides informative specification charts that provide the lowdown on all-important concerns like horsepower rankings, engine sizes, weights, gasoline forms, and extra. Illustrated with colour images via Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is prepared chronologically to offer a greater feel of farm tractor evolution and comprises all the ordinary suspects—from the likes of John Deere, Farmall, Fordson and Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, most sensible, Caterpillar, Massey-Harris, Massey-Ferguson, Oliver, Rumely, and Hart-Parr—as good as lesser-known and forgotten marques synthetic during the usa and Canada. furthermore, Pripps incorporates a beneficiant number of farm tractors from Europe, together with types from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more.

Classic Farm Tractors is an interesting examine the tractors we know and love in addition to the oddball tractors that enthusiasts locate interesting. With good over two hundred photos of greater than a hundred years of tractors from all over the place North the US and Europe it's the correct present for tractor enthusiasts.

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Indd 55 12/9/13 10:00 AM 12/9/13 9:57 AM TEXT F39_Job:11-40040 Title:MBI-Classic Farm Tractors (213137) #175 Dtp:160 Page:55 1920s Austin 15-23 SA3 1922 Produced in England and France, the Austin 15-23 SA3 (1919–1939) was designed by Austin of England with lines and features similar to the Fordson, including the unit frame with the engine, transmission, and rear axle forming the chassis. The engine had been developed for the Austin 20 automobile. When Fordsons became popular in Great Britain, their low price made the Austin tractor unprofitable, and production was discontinued.

1,481 ci Kerosene 60 belt; 30 drawbar 375 1-speed Pony motor Automotive 2 mph 21,000 lbs. indd 35 12/9/13 10:01 AM 12/9/13 10:41 AM TEXT F39_Job:11-40040 Title:MBI-Classic Farm Tractors (213137) #175 Dtp:160 Page:35 1900–1919 Minneapolis 35-70 1917 Actually, in 1917, the tractor seen here was designated a 40-80. In 1920, when it was submitted to the NTTL for testing, it was down-rated to 35-70. This model (1912–1929) was one of the first internal-combustion tractors made by the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company.

25 x 5 in. 25 ft. Crank Automotive 4 mph 3,600 lbs. (Nebraska Test No. indd 46 12/9/13 10:01 AM 12/9/13 10:41 AM TEXT F39_Job:11-40040 Title:MBI-Classic Farm Tractors (213137) #175 Dtp:160 Page:46 137) e:46 International Harvester Mogul 10-20 1919 The Mogul 10-20 was the running mate of the Titan 10-20. Though the two looked quite similar, and both operated on kerosene with water injection for hard pulls on hot days and were rated for three 14-inch plows, they were different animals. The Titan used a twocylinder engine, and the Mogul (1916–1919) featured a single.

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