A retrospective view of the vehicles and the companies which contributed to build the past of the Italian motor transport and the economy of the country. Many never before published images are taken from the rich archives of the photographic Studio Negri to produce this exceptional work. Filled with the most glorious Italian trademarks of commercial trucks: Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Edoardo Bianchi, Lancia, Spa, Om, Isotta Fraschini, Breda, and Zust up to 1975.
This book aims to convey the true essence of Scammell. Not only does it contain articles on everything from Mechanical Horses to the mighty LA, but it also looks at people who have driven and operated Scammells, and who still do. Plus there are articles on Scammells being returned to their former glory by dedicated restorers.
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.
Documents, leaflets, advertising and illustrations by the tractor manufacturers from Italian collections are the subject of this second volume, which covers the period up to the Sixties, the first volume being limited to the Fifties. The book contains rare documents produced in the 10 years that included the Second World War and material relative to the machines that will soon arrive at their 50 anniversary, of particular interest to collectors for conservation and restoration purposes. Among the rarest of the documents are those concerning the very first Orsi Testacalda, the Pavesi Balilla, the Fiat 700 B and dozens of other machines, notable and less so. A book which is a must for the specialist but also simply the enthusiast.
After “Trattori Testacalda Italiani” or “Hot-headed Italian Tractors”, William Dozza offers “Classic Italian Tractors”, the first book to look at Italian agricultural tractor production in a systematic way, from their origins in around 1911 to the end of 1955. With the classification of the various models that made their appearance during that period, no less than 77 different manufacturers came to light. This book gives the main technical progression of these machines and the principal companies that made them. For each tractor presented in this publication, which is illustrated with rare vintage pictures and fascinating contemporary photography, the book offers technical characteristics, the number of vehicles built and their sale price in the marketplace of the period.
Fiat’s first agricultural tractor was presented to the civil and military authorities of Turin in 1918 and marketed the following year by the Federation of Agricultural Consortia. Thus began, 90 years ago, Fiat’s activity in the agricultural sector, in which it is now a global player with the CNH-Case-New Holland marque. This book uses original photographic documentation to illustrate the origins and development of the company’s agricultural products, tackling the technical and human aspects of a story that has seen the introduction of over 500 models since 1918. This is the first comprehensive study of the Turin-based firm’s history in the agricultural sector. In over 200 pages, with a vast range of black and white and full colour photographs, it presents an overview of a fascinating yet still relatively neglected side of the company. An indispensable work for collectors, enthusiasts and the merely curious.
Fiat’s first agricultural tractor was presented to the civil and military authorities of Turin in 1918 and marketed the following year by the Federation of Agricultural Consortia. Thus began, 90 years ago, Fiat’s activity in the agricultural sector, in which it is now a global player with the CNH-Case-New Holland marque. This book uses original photographic documentation to illustrate the origins and development of the company’s agricultural products, tackling the technical and human aspects of a story that has seen the introduction of over 500 models since 1918. This is the first comprehensive study of the Turin-based firm’s history in the agricultural sector. This updated edition includes all the new Holland new series presented from 2008 up to 2011. In 240 pages, with a vast range of black and white and full colour photographs, it presents an overview of a fascinating yet still relatively neglected side of the company. An indispensable work for collectors, enthusiasts and the merely curious.
The rich and detailed range of books written by William Dozza, Italy’s leading tractor expert, could not miss out on a title devoted to one of the most glorious national marques, Landini. Landini Tractors was established in 1884 under the name ’Fabbrica di Attrezzi Agricoli ed Enologici’ by Giovanni Landini who, after having begun with the production of steam engines, built his first hot bulb tractor in 1910. From that moment on, the company’s activities were concentrated on the construction of agricultural vehicles. A succession of 25/30 hp models appeared over the years, among them the Super Landini, the Bufalo, the L25, L45, L35, L55 tractors as well as the tracked C35. The Emilia manufacturer is still producing today, but its volume is focused on the great classics of the 1960s.
The fascinating and enthralling story of an industry, the origins of
which date back to the mid-19th century. Established to construct
locomotives and railway carriages, it also produced trams, aircraft,
cars, trucks, self-propelling vehicles, tractors, threshers and
agricultural presses. To illustrate the story of the company’s
agricultural sector, the authors availed themselves of the latest
historic research, as well as interviewing farmers who used those
machines and the people who constructed them. The book offers a
complete panorama of all the models, with hundreds of current colour photographs but also those of the past, many of them never previously published.
Over 500 of the biggest selling, most liked tractors are featured here with the help of detailed descriptions, technical characteristics and colour illustrations of every model. From the dawn of motorised agriculture to the modern “giants”: the book describes the activities of the constructors that became milestones in the technical evolution of this sector. This publication covers Lanz, Fendt, Fiat, Landini, John Deere, Ford, Allis Chalmers and many others.
One hundred years of history of one of the most appreciated Italian Coachbuilders collected in this photographical volume. This work explains the mechanical and stilistic development of the buses during the last century. All the most important creations of the Schio Company are here described and illustrated in detail.
A very important book on a often forgotten and unknown side of the Alfa Romeo’s world: the industrial and commercial vechicles production. At last the right emphasis to all trucks, buses and trolleybuses which, together with aviation engines, kept up the factory in the ’30s, were the cornerstone in the 40s and the main production until the full development of the 1900 saloon cars. A great historical research, with a contribution of an iconographic material mostly never published before.
A complete and detailed panorama on the special-bodied Fiat 1400 and 1900 starting from the powerful granturismo cars (the Siata Daina, Rondine and Rondinella, the 1400 GTZ by Zagato and more….) which were the protagonists of the Mille Miglia and other races up to the many commercial vehicles, the ambulances, publicity cars by Fissore, Boneschi, Bartoletti, Viotti etc.
This book offers an overview on the mechanics of the truck: engine, mechanical fuel injection, electronics and diesel engines, common-rail, electronic engine management, supercharging, cooling, transmission, air brakes, suspension, steering, reducing emissions, chassis, tools, electrical installation, security, trailers. It is a useful guide for those who frequently travels on board of a truck.
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.