|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2019|
Since the turn of the 20th century, when it was little more than a mechanized substitute for horses or oxen, the tractor has evolved from an engine on wheels into a sophisticated agricultural system with onboard computers and satellite navigation. John Carroll chronicles the tractor's development in this visual encyclopedia, with 650 vintage and contemporary photos and documents. From the early days of the J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company and its gasoline tractor of 1892 to the state-of-the-art JCB Fastrac, the book offers illustrated profiles with detailed specs like engine capacity, power, transmission, and weight, as well as an overview of farm machinery around the world.