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Quarto, softbound (slick, full-color photo. illustrated white wrappers), 128 pp. Near Fine. From lower cover: The very first farm tractors were powered by massive steam engines and pulled by teams of horses. They required a full crew of workers to stoke the engine with wood, straw or coal and tend to the water pressure. Famous makers of these steam tractors included Case, Deere, Caterpillar, Best Manufacturing Co., Avery, Advance Thresher and Advance-Rumley Co. With the arrival of the gasoline-powered tractor, a farmer could do the work himself, and steamers were suddenly obsolete. Today, steam tractors live on as one of the most expensive and most desirable of all collector tractors. Steam Tractors features an array of color photography of these beautiful old steam tractors along with anectdotes from some of the steam tractor famers themselves. The book provides a glimpse of the past, of the days when you could here the rattling and squeking of the steam tractor approaching from miles away, making its way into town for threshing day.
Title: Steam Tractors. [Motorbooks International Farm Tractor Color History].
Location Published: Motorbooks, (1996).
Seller ID: 9937gcs