In Farmall 100 Years, award-winning tractor author, photographer, and historian Randy Leffingwell and prolific tractor historian Robert N. Pripps offer a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of the iconic tractors.
Farmall tractors are among the most influential and iconic farm machines in history. From the first model in 1923 to their final model year in 1973, International Harvester revolutionized the tractor world by conceiving the Farmall brand, revolutionary all-purpose tractors designed for small- to medium-sized farms.
Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone tractors. The engaging text examines engineering developments, their historical context, and key figures. Farmall 100 even examines pre-1923 predecessors such as McCormick-Deerings and the International Motor Cultivator. From the first Farmalls to the legendary and best-selling Letter Series unveiled in the 1930s, the entry-market Cub launched in 1947, the Hundred Series introduced in 1954, and beyond, Leffingwell and Pripps provide a unique, unprecedented perspective on a farming giant. Also included are tenty-first-century offerings from Case IH, New Hlland, and Steyr.
By 1947, Farmall had built over 1 million tractors. Amazingly, many are still in use today as collector vehicles as well as working farm tractors. Farmall 100 Years brings the story to life in the ultimate tribute to these enduring machines.