Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Tractor book

By: DK
Location: NF- 629.22TRA
Genre: Tractors! 

I grew up on a farm. we were Massey Ferguson people. Fords were cheap, John Deeres were nasty!. And Masseys were named after a real prime Minister so they had to be better. That is what I thought as a kid!
We had a Massey TEA- the best little tractor ever made, you started it by using the gear lever, my brothers would jump on the tow bar so when I was driving the front wheels would lift off the ground- they were so mean. That tractor went for eternity. Ask all those fisherman that use them for boats all over NZ. ICONIC.
Sir Ed used one even in Antartica! We had a Massey 35 - a bit bigger and newer and then Dad bought a 165-it had a cab!!
I loved driving our tractors and did so from 4 years of age, while Dad feed out the hay!
This book has tractors and gives a nod to less superior ones like Fords and John Deere as well.

It looks at 450 types of tractors from all around the world and all stages of development. It is a very cool book jam packed with photos and includes all the lastest technologies!
Brmm brmm !!

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