What is it about old tractors that is so fascinating and entrancing? The sounds and smells of these old relics? The hunt to find that rarest of models? Or simply the memories such machines evoke? The Magic of Old Tractors explores this intriguing world and is essential reading for anyone with a passion for classic tractors. R... read more
A history of Foden trucks, dumpers, crane trucks and buses in New Zealand from 1953 to 2003. A delightful tribute to a great marque, with superb photographs. Bound to become a classic very quickly.
If a custom vehicle is something to see, a custom semi is something else and something much, much more. This brilliantly illustrated book celebrates the time, energy, patience, hard work, and skill that go into these monumental rolling works of art. The author, who has spent a quarter of a century photographing and writing ab... read more
A pictorial history of this great British truck, the first models arrived in New Zealand in 1950 and the last one was placed on the road in 2003.
From the big picture to the fine detail of some of the most "wow-worthy" of customized semi trucks. From an author who has spent more than a quarter-century photographing and writing about tractor-trailers comes the best book yet about the custom semis that do so much of the nation's heavy hauling in consummate style. Chapter... read more
Frustrated with the pace of getting logs to mills by river, steam tractor, or even horse team, lumber baron T. A. Peterman experimented with adapting early automobile technology. In 1939, the remarkable logging trucks he'd refashioned out of surplus army trucks finally went on sale to the public and Peterbilt was launched. Th... read more
84 pages; black and white and coloured photographs; old adverts; card covers; 2010. A history of New Zealand
Tractors features the fascinating histories of todays major tractor manufacturers. It also has a fascinating array of colour and black and white pictures to illustrate the machines these pioneer farmers invented and manufactured.
A popular history of that essential piece of farm equipment - the tractor - in New Zealand, including profiles of specific vintage tractors that have been lovingly restored by their owners. A look back at how the role of the tractor has changed, from the time they took over from working horses, to present day developments and... read more
This is your ultimate reference book to all John Deere tractors-written by the world's most widely recognized Deere expert, Don Macmillan. This encyclopedia of John Deere tractors from around the globe, first published in 1999, is now updated with more than a decade of new Big Green machines. From John Froelich's revolutiona... read more
Thirty classic tractors and period ads join rare "action" images to chronicle the history of America's most famous and glorious workhorses. From the quaint little "Johnny Poppers" of the company's early years to the New Generation tractors that finally replaced them, John Deere Classics covers these soldiers of the soil like ... read more
Bits and pieces of notes, photographs and cuttings collected by the author over fifty years, on farm tractors. This "scrapbook" features Ferguson, Marshall, Saunderson tractors, Australian and New Zealand machines and European manufacturers' latest creations from the 1950s and 60s. Included are many snippets from farm machin... read more
For a century, John Deere has been synonymous with powered farming. From its turn-of-the-century debut to today's world-class tractors, John Deere is the leader in its field. This book provides a highly illustrated review of all the great John Deeres, including rare prototypes.
The 1970s witnessed more changes to the trucking industry in Europe than any previous decade. Whilst European truck builders had been developing powerful vehicles capable of operating at between 35 to 38 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW), and equipped with comfortable sleeper cabs for long haul international journeys, in the ... read more