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Farmall Eight Decades of Innovation

Farmall Eight Decades of Innovation



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Farmall Eight Decades of Innovation


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Farmall Eight Decades of Innovation
351 pages
color and some b&w photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
31 x 28 cm
2,834 kg
English

This is the complete history of the tractor that changed farming-in America and around the world-forever. International Harvester began to experiment with tractors around 1905. It wasn't until the early 1920s that the company hit upon a successful model for the small-acreage farmer-and the Farmall tractor was born. The make went on to become the dominant tractor in America, selling more than a million models a year in the peak of the post-war boom.

In Farmall: Eight Decades of Innovation, Randy Leffingwell follows the fortunes of IH's Farmall line from that first 1924 model, through the famous letter series beginning in 1939, up to the new compact tractors being produced by Case-New Holland today. Lavishly illustrated with photographs from the early days and later shots of beautifully restored machines, this book tells a story that is intricately and deeply woven into the history-and future-of American agriculture and commerce. With thorough profiles and insights from engineers and designers who built the mighty Farmalls from the beginning, this is cultural history at its best, offering a brilliant picture of the machine at the heart of America's heartland.