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World Encyclopedia of Tractors and Farm Machinery An Illustrated History and Comprehensive Directory of Tractors Around the World with Full Coverage of All the Great Marques, Designers and Manufacture by John Carroll
  

World Encyclopedia of Tractors and Farm Machinery An Illustrated History and Comprehensive Directory of Tractors Around the World with Full Coverage of All the Great Marques, Designers and Manufacture

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World Encyclopedia of Tractors and Farm Machinery An Illustrated History and Comprehensive Directory of Tractors Around the World with Full Coverage of All the Great Marques, Designers and Manufacture by John Carroll

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.

About the Author

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, Britain's longest running and best selling title devoted to all makes and models of 4x4 vehicles.

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Publication date

1st February 2007

Author

John Carroll

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Publisher

Southwater an imprint of Anness Publishing

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Agricultural engineering & machinery

ISBN

9781844764181

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