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Tractors of the World
by Mirco de Cet
 
Tractors come in all different shapes and sizes, and Tractors of the World covers the field from the early steam-driven monsters to the traditional "two large, two small" wheel configuration; the Row Crop models with two small front wheels placed close together and two large rear wheels; and finally to the ultimate modern, four-wheel-drive, multigeared, mega-beasts with GPS devices and onboard computers. 




This is a colorful pictorial history of the tractor that depicts the days of primitive steam-powered traction engines, through to the sleek, sophisticated powerhouses that perform as the main workhorse of today's farming industry.

Author Mirco De Cet was born in a small village in the Dolomite Mountains north of Venice in Italy. His early years were spent living in the farming community. It was this environment that gave birth to his love of all things mechanical. When he moved to England with his mother in the late 1950s, his interest in cars and motorcycles grew. As part of the tractor club at school, he learned how to drive and operate a tractor.
Tractors of the World
Tractors of the World
by Mirco de Cet

Arctrus Publishing, 2012

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