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Limited Edition Red Cover Tractor Book

This rollicking ride into machine history follows the innovators, entrepreneurs and hucksters who transformed our world with farm machines. Starting with the turn-of-the-century visionaries who saw that four wheels and a motor could replace the horse, the book moves swiftly through key early developments to cover the power farming movement of the latter part of the 20th Century—a time when major manufacturers lagged behind and independent builders and farmers began creating their own solutions with a pencil drawing and a welder.

The book includes stories about the never-before-seen TX-178 engine-forward design by International Harvester in the 1970s as well as fresh insight on the creation of the Magnum and a look at early IH prototypes and several of the amazing Titan and Mogul prairie tractors. The book offers great perspective on the horsepower races of the 1960s, with new charts comparing the machines head-to-head as all the colors battled to be King of Field. The book also offers a look at never-before-published Raymond Loewy drawings, insight how John Deere took an engine concept from another green manufacturer, to the skullduggery and corporate raiding that took place in fields and back lots as company agents schemed to discover what their dirty ol’ competitors had up their sleeves. The book moves all the way up through the creation of the first tractor electronics, the merger movement of the 1980s, and the emergence of the high-technology innovations such as smart farms and auto-guidance which are changing the farm as we know it. This raucous, heartfelt book shines a light on some of the bright minds and innovative companies which emerged from the fertile fields of America’s heartland.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book, it was very informative, and mentioned things I had never heard about. For anyone interested in agriculture, and tractor history, I would most definitely recommend it.

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Everything came so quick!! And had a personal touch to it when shipped. Will be order LOTS from you. Thanks for a smooth order.

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Red Tractor book

This book will be a gift and I'm sure he will love it.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book, it was very informative, and mentioned things I had never heard about. For anyone interested in agriculture, and tractor history, I would most definitely recommend it.

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Everything came so quick!! And had a personal touch to it when shipped. Will be order LOTS from you. Thanks for a smooth order.

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Red Tractor book

This book will be a gift and I'm sure he will love it.

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Dealer shirt

Great. Stitching and comfortable

Big Red

My boyfriend loves this shirt! Super comfortable and fits well

Farmer Recommended

Saw the link for the IH Gear website on a youtube channel called "Pennsylvania Farm Kid". He was wearing some gear that included a hat and jacket. I called and talked with Nelson about my order. The Red Wool High Profile hat is great quality and fits well. It is difficult to find high profile hats and is definitely a better look for me than most hats. Very happy with the product and the service. Will be buying more in the future.

My Favorite Hat

This hat's amazing, really looks like a hat from an International Dealership back in the 70's.