Tractor nation: working the land in New Zealand

John Wilson, Author

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Maker and Role
John Wilson, Author
Production Date
From horse to tractor -- Rise of the tractor, 1910-1930 -- The tractor triumphs, 1930s-1950s -- A machine for all jobs, 1960s-2000 -- The new millennium, 2000-beyond.

"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 the latest models. Fordsons, John Deere, Kubota, Farmall, Massey Harris and then Massey Ferguson - a range of makes and models. Fully illustrated with historic shots of tractors at work in the early nineteenth century right through to portraits of restored tractors, and some of the newest tractors available today. The information in this book has been developed and updated from two earlier and now out of print books by the same author - Tractors Across New Zealand - a history of working the land; and Tractor Tracks - vintage tractors in New Zealand." - Publisher's description.
Revised edition.
Physical Description
239 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm
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Credit Line
John Wilson. 2013. Tractor nation: working the land in New Zealand, PUB-2018-7.2. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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