Australia has some of the world's largest and most labour-efficient farms, and tractors are an essential part of their operations. The average Australian farm has three or more tractors. In this historical overview Graeme Quick documents the development of the indigenous tractor industry, from the McDonald Imperial of 1909 to more recent cane, olive and grape harvesters. Histories of individual manufacturers include much technical detail, but the story also puts the industry in an economic and social history context and provides information on a wide range of Australian farmers, engineers and others who have made significant contributions. This revised edition includes much fresh information, many new illustrations, and appeals both to the mechanical enthusiast and the social historian.(Photo supplied by Martin Hallett, Museum of Victoria) and gave buyers a guide to the Rapid Expansion in Tractor ... 165 S3. 2 9/69 16 Nuffield M4 11.0 6/5C t Mjssay Fergusor. 173 61.2 9/69 r Lanz Bulldog ? ;. , J V5C 60 Fiat 650 58. ... 3/65 3: Hassoy Ferguson 1413 28.9 8/73 39 Ford Dexta 2000 II a#39; 5/65 Ar, : ley land 270 41.5 4/74 40 Plat 415 37.6 9/65 83 ley land 255 33.6 (, 1 41 Massey Ferguson 135 il .
|Author||:||Graeme R. Quick|
|Publisher||:||Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited - 2006|