A pocket-size catalogue on the production of tractors and farm machines in the ex-DDR from 1945 up to 1990, completed with technical details, archival photographic material and a brief history of each model.
Iconic John Deere tractors ranging from the spartan Waterloo Boy to the Model AOS, and from German and Argentine models to the acclaimed New Generation tractors are featured in this celebration of industrial tractor design.
All the most beautiful tractors from all countries in a book full of photographs and technical details. The birth and history of the tractor and some curiosity satisfy both the collector or the enthusiast.
A panoramic view on all tractors and other agricultural machines produced from 1916 to 1960 with a detailed description of each one, price lists of the period of its launch, lots of historical pictures, advertising material and tecnical drawings.
A report of all Italian still operating tractors manufacturers: facts, dates, tales of the people involved, over 600 pictures taken from the Italian periodical “Trattori”, a reference source for all followers of the agricultural world.
The complete history of the Laverda adventure which began in 1873 and led a modest workshop to become the most important Italian manufacturer of agricultural machinery in the last century. Included the description, technical data and comparative tables of the complete production from 1873 to 2013.
The “carioca” was the agricultural vehicle of choice when Italy was so poor and run-down that it could not afford proper tractors. Farmers were obliged, with the assistance of local mechanics, to piece together whatever obsolete parts and equipment they could find on the market: old cars, vans and trucks. Anything that had four wheels and an engine was chopped up, switched around and stitched back together and the machines that were so imaginatively assembled became known as “carioche”. They were most widespread between 1936 and 1955 in the Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Veneto regions. In 1947 there were around 7 thousand carioche in Italy constructed in 150 workshops that continued to develop their products for a number of years, making them ever closer to traditional tractors. Lamborghini and Lesa began in this way, along with dozens of others with various degrees of success. This book documents the history and evolution of this distinctly Italian phenomenon, featuring around a hundred models and their constructors.
After Hotheads (Testacalda”) and Italian Classics (Classici Italiani), William Dozza has returned to the subject of tractors with a close look at “Classici Esteri” (Foreign Classics), machines that arrived in Italy during the early 20th century up until 1955, the last period in which a tractor can be considered a collectors’ item and vintage. As a result of his investigation into various sources and a wealth of documentation, this concise book illustrates for the first time foreign agricultural machines which worked in Italy The only one of its kind, the volume is a study of the story of the 35 manufacturers and their 180 models and is supported by 250 illustrations, many in colour, as well as about 50 technical drawings.
After the great success of “Classical Italian Tractors”, William Dozza has now written the long awaited “The documents”, in which he presents a collection of reproductions, in natural dimensions, of the illustrative material published by the manufacturers to inform the public of their machines: brochures, catalogues, sketches, advertising material and much more. The book illustrates the activities of 36 manufacturers and shows hundreds of models of a period that ranges from the origin of the machines, in around 1910, until 1960, and for some tractors, those with a special historical or technical value, extending even further down the years. The original material, which is rare and often previously unpublished, is the result of 20 years of research conducted in both Italy and other countries. A unique work, devoted to historians, collectors and enthusiasts of agricultural machines, but also to those who are simply curious about them.