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
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.
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.
84 pages; black and white and coloured photographs; old adverts; card covers; 2010. A history of New Zealand
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
Crawler Tractor Scrapbook is a collection of notes, magazine clippings and photographs the author has collected over many years and published in a four-volume collection. Manufacturers have been assembled into chapters for convenience and an attempt has been made to give a short history of each company and a list of models ma... read more
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
British commercial manufacturers played a prime role in boosting Britain's economy during the 1960s, especially as many vehicles were exported worldwide. British lorries were, therefore, considered as being the workhorses of the world, performing a wide range of duties from heavy haulage to general goods delivery. This highly... read more
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.
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
Featuring tractors from around the world: Fordson, Benz Diesel, John Deere, Hornsby, Holt, Allis-Chalmers, Farmall, Ferguson, IHC and many more.
A bestselling author and photographer turns his lens on this iconic American tractor from International Harvester's first 1924 Farmall line to the new compact tractors being produced by Case-NewHolland today.
Moving house is a logistics nightmare...but imagine the challenge of moving an entire house - fixtures, fittings, brick walls, chimney and roof wholesale, through a major city, over a mountain range or across a frozen lake!
That's the kind of impossible feat tackled by teams of movers in the dramatic hit engineering TV... read more