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 rankings of farm tractor classics from the 20 th century. Veteran tractor writer Robert Pripps tackles each one version with aplomb, providing concise descriptions and histories besides informative specification charts that provide the lowdown on all-important concerns like horsepower scores, engine sizes, weights, gasoline varieties, and extra. Illustrated with colour images through Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is prepared chronologically to offer a greater feel of farm tractor evolution and contains the entire traditional 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 in the course of the usa and Canada. furthermore, Pripps contains a beneficiant collection of farm tractors from Europe, together with versions from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more.

Classic Farm Tractors is an wonderful examine the tractors we know and love in addition to the oddball tractors that enthusiasts locate attention-grabbing. With good over two hundred images of greater than a hundred years of tractors from everywhere North the US and Europe it's definitely the right present for tractor enthusiasts.

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Indd 36 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:36 137) e:36 Turner Simplicity 14-25 1917 Made in Port Washington, Wisconsin, by the Turner Manufacturing Company, the Simplicity (1915– 1920) became a victim of the Fordson onslaught during and after World War I. The Simplicity was an outgrowth of a line of engines that had made Turner famous. The 14-25 version, however, seems to have used a Buda four-cylinder engine. This conventional and little-known midsize fourwheel tractor, rated for three 14-inch plow bottoms, would spawn the Simplicity line of lawn and garden equipment that survives today.

After that, no more was heard of the Farmobile. The Farmobile was conventional for the time. It used ridged-axle pivot steering, a two-speed transmission, and a cross-mounted four-cylinder engine of Galloway’s own design. , 318 ci Kerosene 20 belt 800 Rear wheels 2-speed Crank Manual; chain and windlass 3 mph 5,500 lbs. indd 29 12/18/13 5:56 PM 12/9/13 10:41 AM TEXT F39_Job:11-40040 Title:MBI-Classic Farm Tractors (213137) 12-AC69892 #175 Dtp:160 Page:29 1900–1919 Wallis Cub Junior 1916 The Wallis Cub Junior (1913–1920) pioneered the “unit frame” concept, one of the most significant developments in the history of the tractor.

The Universal had a Remy electric governor/generator combination and a selfstarter. Steering was mechanical by articulation. Care had to be exercised to prevent tipping over the sulky (and driver) when making a sharp turn. , 192 ci Gasoline 27 belt 1,800 Front wheels 1-speed Belt pulley Electric Articulation 4 mph 3,590 lbs. (Nebraska Test No. indd 50 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:50 137) e:50 Samson M 1919 General Motors did not gain the foothold it desired in the tractor business with its Sieve-Grip tractor, mainly due to its high price, so it brought out a completely new design in December 1918—a design assuredly able to compete head-on with archrival Ford’s Fordson tractor.

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