Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors

I don’t think anyone has written more books about classic farm tractors than Bob Pripps. And that is probably a good thing when it comes to a field guidebook. And, this is a GOOD one. Over 200 pages, softcover, color photos throughout. New from the N-News; $24.99.
Field guide to classic tractors (book review)Perhaps this is hyperbole, but I don’t think anyone has written more books about classic farm tractors than Bob Pripps. Whenever I go looking for something new to review, there is a Pripps book out there. I have thought about rearranging my shelf so I could put them all in one place. I would like to believe that Bob has a soft spot for Fords, but I know he is somewhat colorblind and that is probably a good thing when it comes to a field guidebook. And, this is a GOOD one.

Broken down into chapters, nearly half the book is taken up by “the big boys,” including Allis-Chalmers, Case, Deere, Ford, Massey-Ferguson, International, Massey-Harris, Minneapolis-Moline, Hart-Parr & Oliver. The next chapter, “Those That Also Ran,” covers Advance-Rumely, Cockshutt, William Galloway, Graham-Paige, Intercontinental, Leader, Long, Samson (General Motors), R.H. Shepard, Fate-Root-Heath.

The last chapter includes International makes Deutz-Fahr, Fendt, Hanomag, Landini, Lanz, Marshall, Porsche, Steyr Landmaschinentechnik.

Each listing has at least one photo and basic specifications for that tractor. This is an excellent resource for keeping in the truck or on the reading pile. There is a lot of basic information presented in an easily digestible form. Over 200 pages, softcover, color photos throughout. New from the N-News; $24.99 plus s&h.

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