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Oldtime Steam Tractors

American Steam Tractors book by Patrick W. Ertel   "American Steam Tractors" [1997] by Patrick W. Ertel
Motorbooks Intl full-color 9x8¼ pb [9/97] out of print/used
Steam Tractor Encyclopedia book by John F. Spalding & Robert T. Rhode  "The Steam Tractor Encyclopedia: Glory Days of the Invention that Changed Farming Forever" [2008] by John F. Spalding & Dr. Robert T. Rhode
BookFactory Press 12x9¼ hardcover [rev 8/2011] out of print/used
Voyageur Press 12½x9½ hardcover [11/2008] out of print/used


Tractor & Farm Equipment Brands
To give an idea of market share, the 1935 percentages of tractor sales by manufacturer were:
International Harvester 49%, John Deere 25%, Allis-Chalmers 9.5%, Case 7.1%, Oliver 3.6%,
Minneapolis Moline 3.6%, Massey Harris 0.7%, with all others at 1.5%

early logo for Allis-Gleaner           logo for AGCO / AGCO-Allis title=
AGCO-Allis / AGCO [est. 1990]
Former employees formed Allis-Gleaner Corp. in 1990, combining elements from Allis-Chalmers, Deutz-Fahr, Hesston-Case, and White-New Idea. By 1994, the company obtained distribution rights to the Massey-Ferguson line, and purchased McConnell Tractors and Black Machine. In 1996, they purchased related businesses in Argentina, Brazil & Canada, followed in 1997 by purchases in Germany & Denmark. In 2000, the company bought out its Dutch financing partner C.N.H. Global NV. AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with more than 3,100 independent dealers & distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.
official company websitecompany entry at Wikipedia

Proud Heritage of AGCO Tractors book by Norm Swinford  
"The Proud Heritage of AGCO Tractors" [1999]
by Norm Swinford

A.S.A.B.E. 11x8¾ hardcover [1999] for $35.96

early diamond-shaped logo for Allis-Chalmers           modern logo for Allis-Chalmers
Allis-Chalmers [1840s-1985]
The Advance Thresher Company [est. 1881] of Battle Creek, Michigan was purchased by the M. Rumely Company
[est. 1887] of La Porte, Indiana in 1911; the company re-formed as the Advance-Rumely Company in 1915,
and was sold to Allis-Chalmers in 1931.

Allis-Chalmers Story  "The Allis-Chalmers Story: Classic American Tractors" [1988]
by C. H. Wendel

Krause Publns 10¾x8½ pb [8/2004] out of print/used
Motorbooks Intl. 11½x9 hardcover [8/88] out of print/used
Allis-Chalmers Tractors History book by C.H. Wendel & Andrew Morland  "Allis-Chalmers Tractors: History of Advance-Rumely Monarch Crawlers {and} Allis-Chalmers Tractors & Implements" [1993]
Text by C.H. Wendel, photography by Andrew Morland

Motorbooks Intl. 10½x9 pb [1993] out of print/used
Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment book by Norm Swinford  "Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment, 1914-1985" [1994]
by Norm Swinford

A.S.A.B.E. 11x8¾ hardcover [9/94] out of print/used
"A Guide To Allis-Chalmers Farm Tractors" [1996]
by Norm Swinford

A.S.A.B.E. 8½x11 hardcover [1996] out of print/used

"La Porte Indiana and Its Environs (Images of America)" [6/2002]
by La Porte County Historical Society /0738519693/

green logo for American Lawn Mower Company [est. 1895]
American Lawn Mower Co. [est. 1895]
official website

J.I. Case Corp.
Case purchased the American Tractor Corporation in 1957 primarily to obtain A.T.C.’s unique backhoe design.

"Full Steam Ahead: J. I. Case Tractors and Equipment... [] by David Erb
http://www.amazon.com/Full-Steam-Ahead-Equipment-1842-1955/dp/0929355423/

J.I. Case Heritage Foundation {site broken since 2009}

        
Caterpillar, Inc. [est. 1925]

Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club [est. 1990s] in Peoria, Illinois

The Cleveland Tractor Company [1930-56]
Cletrac Crawler Tractors fansite [est. 2000]

Cockshutt

Deere & Company [est. 1837]
Produced the D, GP and B models, the Waterloo Boy, Dain All-Wheel Drive, and the Tractivator,
and the New Generation Orchard and Hi-Crop models
browse DVDsofficial websiteIMDb listingentry on Wikipedia

farm equipment baron John Deere [1804-86]
official 'Story of John Deere'Wikipedia

John Deere History book by Randy  Leffingwell  "John Deere: A History of The Tractor" [2004]
by Randy Leffingwell

Voyageur Press 8¾x7¾ pb [8/2006] out of print/used
Voyageur/M.B.I. hardcover [11/2004] out of print/used

"The Big Book of John Deere Tractors: The Complet... by Don Macmillan
http://www.amazon.com/Book-Deere-Tractors-Model-Model/dp/0896587401/

"The John Deere Two-Cylinder Tractor Encyclopedia... by Don Macmillan
http://www.amazon.com/Two-Cylinder-Tractor-Encyclopedia-Model-Model/dp/076032963X/

"THE JOHN DEERE STORY: A BIOGRAPHY OF PLOWMAKERS... by NEIL DAHLSTROM
http://www.amazon.com/JOHN-DEERE-STORY-BIOGRAPHY-PLOWMAKERS/dp/0875803369/

"John Deere Tractors and Equipment, Vol. 1: 1837-... by Don MacMillan
http://www.amazon.com/John-Deere-Tractors-Equipment-Vol/dp/091615095X/

"Classic John Deere Two-Cylinder Tractors: History,... by John Di
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-John-Deere-Two-Cylinder-Tractors/dp/0760331979/

"The Bigger Book of John Deere Tractors: The Comp... by Don Macmillan
http://www.amazon.com/Bigger-Deere-Tractors-Model-Model/dp/0760336539/

"The Field Guide to John Deere Tractors by Don Macmillan
http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-John-Deere-Tractors/dp/089658514X/

"John Deere's Company: A History of Deer... by Wayne G. Broehl Jr
http://www.amazon.com/John-Deeres-Company-History-Deere/dp/0385196644/

"John Deere New Generation Tractors (Farm Trac... by Chester Peterson
http://www.amazon.com/Deere-Generation-Tractors-Tractor-History/dp/0760304270/

"Vintage John Deere by Dave Arnold
http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-John-Deere-Dave-Arnold/dp/0760704643/

"How to Restore Your John Deere Two-Cylinder Tract... by Spencer Yost
http://www.amazon.com/Restore-Two-Cylinder-Tractor-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0760309795/

"John Deere: Series A, B, G, H, Models D, M by Clymer Publications
http://www.amazon.com/John-Deere-Models-Clymer-Publications/dp/0872880672/

"John Deere New Generation and Generation II Tractor... by John Dietz
http://www.amazon.com/John-Deere-Generation-Tractors-Specifications/dp/0760336008/

"Inside John Deere: A Factory History (Color T... by Chester Peterson
http://www.amazon.com/Inside-John-Deere-Factory-History/dp/0760304416/

"Legendary John Deere Tractors: A Photographic History [] by Andrew Morland
http://www.amazon.com/Legendary-John-Deere-Tractors-Photographic/dp/0760332932/
http://www.amazon.com/John-Deere-Classic-American-Motorbooks/dp/0760313652/

Run Green - for all things John Deere™

[John Deere] Two-Cylinder Club® & Magazine [est. 1985] based in Iowa
Green Magazine [est. 1999] in Bee, Nebraska
Green Collectors [est. 2003] John Deere fans & collectors portal

John Deere™ Children & Adult Fashion Dept. at Amazon

Ford / Fordson
Ford / Fordson Collectors Association [est. 1992] based in Mahomet, IL

"Ford Farm Tractors" [Motorbooks Classics 3/2004] by Randy Leffingwell
http://www.amazon.com/Ford-Farm-Tractors-Motorbooks-Classics/dp/0760319197/

"Ford And Fordson Showcase" [2006] DVD
http://www.amazon.com/Fordson-Showcase-Second-Sight-Productions/dp/1897136994/

I.H.C. / International Harvester [merger 1902]

International Harvester story  "150 Years of International Harvester: Classic American Tractors"
[2004] by C. H. Wendel

Krause Publns 10¾x8½ pb [11/2011] for $17.77

"International Harvester Tractor (Motorbooks... by Randy Leffingwell
http://www.amazon.com/International-Harvester-Tractor-Motorbooks-Classic/dp/0760319243/

Red Power Magazine [est. 1986] in Ida Grove, Iowa
National I.H. Collectors Club [est. 1990] based in Missouri

Kubota Corp. [est. 1890] of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubota
http://www.kubota.com/ Kubota Tractor Corp. USA [est. 1972] is based in Grapevine, Texas

Massey Harris Ferguson
Massey Harris Ferguson Legacy Quarterly

McCormick-Deering Farmall

"The Big Book of Farmall Tractors: The Complet... by Robert N. Pripps
http://www.amazon.com/Farmall-Tractors-Model-Model-Encyclopedia-Plus/dp/0760336059/

"Legendary Farmall Tractors: A Photographic History by Lee Klancher
http://www.amazon.com/Legendary-Farmall-Tractors-Photographic-History/dp/0760335362/

inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. [1809–84]
Granted a patent on the reaper 21 June 1834; second patent for reaper improvements 31 January 1845; co-founded
Cyrus H. McCormick & Brothers [est. 1847] in Chicago; name changed in 1879 to McCormick Harvesting Machine
Company; merged with Deering and others in 1902 to form International Harvester Company.

Minneapolis Moline Power Implement Company [1929-72]
Minneapolis-Moline fansite of the Prairie Gold Rush Quarterly [est. 1982]

logo for New Holland Machine Company [est. 1895]
New Holland Machine Company [est. 1895]
New Holland Machine Co. was founded by a Mennonite family in Holland, Michigan in 1894; the Sperry conglomerate bought the company in 1947, sold it to Ford Motor Co. in 1986, which sold it to Fiat of Italy in 1991. New Holland has been part of Fiat's CNH Global since 1999, and operates as New Holland Agricultural {equipment) and New Holland Construction {equipment) divisions.

entry for historical New Holland Machine Co. at Wikipedia
New Holland {worldwide} official website
New Holland Agriculture - USA official website
New Holland Construction - North America official website

Oliver Farm Equipment Company [est. 1929]
inventor and industrialist James Oliver [1823-1908]
Formed by merger of the American Seeding Machine Company of Richmond, Indiana, the Oliver Chilled Plow
Works of South Bend, Indiana, the Hart-Parr Tractor Company of Charles City, Iowa, and the Nichols & Shepard
Company of Battle Creek, Michigan

"Classic Oliver Tractors: History, Models, Variations & Specifications 1855-1976 [7/2009] by Sherry Schaefer
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Oliver-Tractors-Variations-Specifications/dp/0760331995/

"Oliver Hart-Parr [] by C.H. Wendel
http://www.amazon.com/Oliver-Hart-Parr-Classic-American-Tractors/dp/B001QCXEIQ/

Oliver Heritage Magazine [est. 2004] for fans of Oliver, White & Cletrac


Books  &  Magazines

Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques  "Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques" [1997]
by C. H. Wendel

Krause Publns 11x8½ pb [4/2004] for $19.79
Krause Publns 11x8½ pb [9/97] out of print/used
Antique Tractor Bible book by Spencer Yost  "Antique Tractor Bible: The Complete Guide To Buying, Using and Restoring Old Farm Tractors" [1998] by Spencer Yost
Motorbooks Intl. 10½x8¼ pb [10/98] out of print/used
American Tractor Legendary Machines book by Patrick W. Ertel   "The American Tractor: A Century of Legendary Machines" [2001]
by Patrick W. Ertel

Voyageur Press 12x10½ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
Voyageur Press 12x10½ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
Circus & Carnival Tractors, 1930-2001 book by Bill Rhodes  "Circus & Carnival Tractors: 1930-2001 Photo Archive" [2002]
by Bill Rhodes

Iconografix 8½x10 pb [11/2002] for $17.29
How To Restore Classic Farm Tractors  "How To Restore Classic Farm Tractors: The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Guide To Rebuilding & Restoring Tractors" [2003] by Tharran E. Gaines
Voyageur Press 11x8½ pb [6/2003] for $19.77
"How To Restore Classic John Deere Tractors" [2003]
Voyageur Press 11x8½ pb [6/2003] for $19.77
"How To Restore Classic Farmall Tractors" [2005]
Voyageur Press 11x8½ pb [4/2005] for $19.77

Ultimate Guide To Tractors  "The Ultimate Guide To Tractors" [2003] by Jim Glastonbury
Chartwell Books 6½x8¼ pb [6/2006] for $12.99
Book Sales hardcover [6/2003] for $29.99
Tractors Illustrated History  "Tractors: An Illustrated History From Pioneering Steam Power To Today's Engineering Marvels" [2006] by Robert Moorhouse
Gramercy 12¼x9¼ hardcover [6/2006] for $14.99

The American Farm Tractor Randy Leffingwell
THE FERGUSON TRACTOR STORY Stuart Gibbard
*NEW!* COMPACT TRACTOR GUIDE 2011 - Volume IX Hotline
*NEW!* 2012 THE OFFICIAL TRACTOR BLUE BOOK

"Ultimate Guide to Tractors [] by Jim Glastonbury
http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Tractors-Jim-Glastonbury/dp/0785821503/r

"Legendary Farm Tractors: A Photographic History [] by Andrew Morland
http://www.amazon.com/Legendary-Farm-Tractors-Photographic-History/dp/0896585352/

"The Tractor in the Haystack: Great Stories of Tractor Archaeology [] by Scott Garvey, Foreword by Roger Welsch
http://www.amazon.com/Tractor-Haystack-Great-Stories-Archaeology/dp/0760332959/

"How To Paint Your Tractor [] by Tharran E Gaines
http://www.amazon.com/Paint-Your-Tractor-Tharran-Gaines/dp/0760328617/

"Classic Farm Tractors: History of the Farm T... by Randy Leffingwell
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Farm-Tractors-History-Tractor/dp/0785826866/

"How to Keep Your Classic Tractor Alive by Spencer Yost
http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Your-Classic-Tractor-Alive/dp/0760329516/

"The Complete Guide to Stationary Gas Engines" [Aug 1996] by Mark & Mike Meincke
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Stationary-Gas-Engines/dp/0760301212/

"America's Classic Farm Tractors" [10/1999] by Randy Leffingwell
http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Classic-Tractors-Randy-Leffingwell/dp/0760308225/

"The American Tractor: A Century of Legendary Machines" [Mar 2001] by Patrick W. Ertel
http://www.amazon.com/American-Tractor-Century-Legendary-Machines/dp/0760308632/

"The Farm Tractor: 100 Years of North American Tractors" [Oct 2007] by Ralph W. Sanders & Bob Feller
http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Tractor-Years-American-Tractors/dp/0760330743/

"Farm Tractor Classics" [9/2008] by Lee Klancher
http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Tractor-Classics-Lee-Klancher/dp/0760332363/

"The First American Farm Tractors" [May 2010] by Jack Alexander
http://www.amazon.com/First-American-Farm-Tractors/dp/0557284228/

"Ageless Iron Book I (Tractors That Live On) by Successful Farming (2005)
http://www.amazon.com/Ageless-Iron-Book-Tractors-That/dp/B000YTHWXA/

"Ageless Iron Book II by Successful Farming (2007)
http://www.amazon.com/Ageless-Iron-Book-Successful-Farming/dp/B000YTJTUY/

"The Tractor Trilogy by Roger Welsch (Apr 2003)
http://www.amazon.com/Tractor-Trilogy-Roger-Welsch/dp/0760313059/

April 2013 edition of the "Ageless Iron Almanac" http://www.agriculture.com/promotion/ageless-iron_536-pr16554


Farm and Ranch Living Magazine
Farm & Ranch Living
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Farm Collector Magazine [] subscription
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Tractor and Farm Trader Magazine [] subscription
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Classic Tractor Magazine [] subscription
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Fiction,  Movies,  Other  Media
search of IMDb on keyword 'tractor' shows 189 films

June 2012 viral YouTube video [3:32] "I'm Farming and I Grow It"

Alexander Botts {just below} •• Little Red Tractor •• Little Grey Tractor

William Hazlett Upson [1891-1975] wrote 112 stories about Alexander Botts, the world's greatest
tractor salesman, that were published from 1920 to 1974 in The Saturday Evening Post Magazine

best available cover for Alexander Botts, Earthworm Tractors stories by William Hazlett Upson  
"Alexander Botts: Earthworm Tractors" [1929]
by William Hazlett Upson

Pocket mass pb [1/46] out of print/used
Keep'em Crawling / Earthworms At War stories by William Hazlett Upson  "Keep'em Crawling: Earthworms At War" [1943]
by William Hazlett Upson

Given the title and the WWII publication date, it is reasonable to conclude that Alexander Botts herein tangles with the U.S. Army.
Farrar & Rinehart hardcover [1943] out of print/used
The Best of Botts stories by William Hazlett Upson  "The Best of Botts" [13 stories; 1961] by William Hazlett Upson
"The finest and funniest of thirty years of the Saturday Evening Post stories
about the world's favorite tractor salesman – Alexander 'The Great' Botts"

Pocket mass pb [1962] out of print/used
Pocket mass pb [1962] out of print/used
McKay hardcover [1961] out of print/used
Fabulous Saga of Alexander Botts stories by William Hazlett Upson  "The Fabulous Saga of Alexander Botts and The Earthworm Tractor"
[14 stories; 1965] by William Hazlett Upson

Voyageur Press 8x5¼ pb [6/65] out of print/used
Alexander Botts Stories from the Saturday Evening Post book by William Hazlett Upson   "Alexander Botts: Great Stories From The Saturday Evening Post" [1977]
by William Hazlett Upson

Amereon Ltd. 8¾x5¾ library hardcover [1/78] for $28.76
Alexander Botts Rides Again / Mayhem on the Earthworm Tractor book by William Hazlett Upson  "Alexander Botts Rides Again: More Mayhem On The Earthworm Tractor!"
[12 stories; 2005] by William Hazlett Upson

Voyageur Press 8x5¼ pb [2/2005] out of print/used

"Earthworm Tractors" [Warner Bros. July 1936]
Earthworm Tractors 1936 comedy film starring Joe E. Brown  Alexander Botts gets a job as salesman for the Earthworm Tractor Company; he isn't really good at sales and he's not as good a mechanic as he believes, but he perseveres in selling to grouchy lumberman Johnson, who refuses to mechanize, and eventually wins the contract – and Johnson's pretty daughter • Directed by Ray Enright; based on stories by William Hazlett Upson; starring Joe E. Brown, June Travis, Guy Kibbee, Dick Foran, Carol Hughes & Gene Lockhart
Alpha Video b&w DVD [6/2004] for $7.98
V.C.I. Home Video b&w VHS [11/2000] out of prodn/used
Movies Unlimited b&w VHS [undated] for $54.99 {sic}
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch full movie [1:08:30] free online at Internet Archive

"Wild Harvest" [Paramount Sept 1947]
Wild Harvest 1947 movie starring Alan Ladd & Dorothy Lamour  A combine crew follows the harvest across the plains; the niece of one farmer sets her sights on Jim, but he is too busy with work; she marries Joe and convinces him to 'high-grade' the wheat (skim some off of the farmer's cut), but he gets caught, so the crew flees across the state line; the girl tells Joe that she only married him to be close to Jim, the two men fight over the matter, but then decide that the girl is not worth it, and leave her standing alone in the middle of Nebraska.
Directed by Tay Garnett; starring Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Erdman, Allen Jenkins, Will Wright & Vernon Dent
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"McCabe & Mrs. Miller" [Warner Bros. 1971]
McCabe & Mrs. Miller video  Scenic background includes steam tractor engines chugging thru the town's streets, and a scene with a steam pumper fire engine arriving at a building fire. • Co-written & directed by Robert Altman; based on the Edmund Naughton novel; starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane, John Schuck, Bert Remsen & Shelley Duvall; nominated for Best Actress Oscar (JC); added to National Film Registry (2010)
Warner widescreen color DVD [6/2002] for $4.99
Warner color VHS [5/99] for $3.50
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
based on the 1964 novel by Edmund Naughton
Leisure Books pb [2/91] out of print/used
Berkeley Medallion mass movie tie-in pb [1971] out of print/used

"Days of Heaven"  [Paramount Sept 1978]
Days of Heaven  Written & directed by Terrence Malick; Néstor Almendros won an Oscar for his superb
cinematography; starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz &
Robert J. Wilke
Criterion widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2010] for $24.32
Criterion widescreen color DVD [10/2007] for $33.99
Paramount widescreen DVD [3/99] for $33.00
Paramount color VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/98] for $4.95
FSM Silver Age soundtrack CD [8/2011] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Little Red Tractor"  [est. 1991]
'The Little Red Tractor' began as a series of children's books by Colin Reeder in 1991 and then as very popular animated video releases (sold 300,000 tapes) in 1993; video
distributor Contender wanted to expand to television distribution, but producer-director Peter Tye had already made arrangements with Keith Littler's Little Entertainment Group
for a series of stop-motion animation shorts for the CBeebies Channel, which were broadcast from 2003-2008.

"Little Red Tractor: The Day Sidney Ran Off" [Apr 1991] by Elizabeth Laird, Illustrated by Colin Reeder
http://www.amazon.com/Day-Sidney-Little-Tractor-Book/dp/0688102417/

"Little Red Tractor: The Day Patch Stood Guard" [Apr 1991] by Elizabeth Laird, Illustrated by Colin Reeder
http://www.amazon.com/Patch-Stood-Guard-Little-Tractor/dp/0688102409/

"Little Red Tractor: The Day The Ducks Went Skating" [Aug 1991] by Elizabeth Laird, Illustrated by Colin Reeder
http://www.amazon.com/Ducks-Went-Skating-Little-Tractor/dp/0688102468/

"Little Red Tractor: The Day Sidney Was Lost" [Sept 1992] by Elizabeth Laird, Illustrated by Colin Reeder
http://www.amazon.com/Sidney-Lost-Little-Tractor-Books/dp/000664130X/

"Little Red Tractor: The Day Veronica Was Nosy" [Nov 1992] by Elizabeth Laird, Illustrated by Colin Reeder
http://www.amazon.com/Veronica-Nosy-Little-Tractor-Books/dp/0006641881/

"Little Red Tractor To The Rescue" [March 1994] by Colin Reeder
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Rescue-Books/dp/1858810280/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 1: The Day Stan's World Turned Upside Down" [Feb 2015] by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Original-Stories/dp/1508403651/
http://www.amazon.com/Stans-Turned-Upside-Little-Tractor/dp/0590544659/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 2: The Day Auntie Ellie Went For A Swim" () ()Apr 10, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Original-Stories/dp/1511628669/
http://www.amazon.com/Aunt-Ellie-Went-Little-Tractor/dp/0590544667/ LRTractorauntellie.jpg

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 3: The Day of Molehills and Windmills" () (Feb 17, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Molehills-Windmills/dp/1508491291/
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Molehills-2015-02-17/dp/B019TMBKWQ/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 4: The Day of The Big Surprise" (May 11, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Surprise-Original/dp/1512136808/
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Surprise-2015-05-11/dp/B019TLKFKA/
http://www.amazon.com/Day-Big-Surprise-Little-Tractor/dp/0590544640/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 5: The Day Puppy Found His Name" ( ()May 13, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Original-Stories/dp/1512166154/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 6: The Ghost of Whistling Bridge" () ()Feb 14, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Whistling-Original/dp/150844868X/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 7: The Day Hetty Went To Wrigglesworth" (Feb 8, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Wrigglesworth-Original/dp/1507524900/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 8: The Day Dudley Was Late" (May 20, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Original-Stories/dp/1512226645/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 9: The Day of the Shipwreck" () (May 4, 2015 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Shipwreck-Original/dp/1512002763/

"Little Red Tractor, Volume 10: A White Christmas On Gosling Farm" ()Sep 18, 2014 by Peter Tye
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Tractor-Christmas-Original/dp/1502377497/

"Little Red Tractor: Toliman The Barn Owl" [March 2015] by Peter Tye and Norma Howe
http://www.amazon.com/Toliman-Barn-Owl-Little-Tractor/dp/151140857X/

Little Red Tractor video series  Kleiner Roter Traktor video from Norway  "The Little Red Tractor Stories" TV/video series [indep 1993–1994]
twelve 10-minute color episodes produced & directed by Peter Tye; written by Colin Reeder; narrated by Richard Briers & Brian Glover • Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • series credits at IMDb

"The Little Red Tractor" animated TV series [CBeebies Channel 2003-2008]
49 stop-motion animation shorts co-written & directed by Russell Haigh; co-written by Jimmy Hibbert, Keith Littler, James Mason, Colin Reeder, Peter Tye
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Little  Grey  Fergie:  The  Greatest  Tractor  In  The  World"
Little Grey Fergie is a classic TE20 Massey Ferguson tractor, circa 1946-56 who starred in a series of children's books that became enormously popular in Norway for over 10 years under
the title 'De Kleine Grijze Tractor'. At least four feature-length family films have been made in Norway since 2011. In 2013, the folks at Hungary-based Giving Tales set up a website and YouTube Channel and released 'A Week With Fergie", seven short near-silent live action films for children from 2-3 years and up. Of course, there are also toys & games & iTunes songs, but the surprise treat is that Fergie and a few actors tour British local fairs in the Summer and put on a show and allow kids to interact with Fergie in person! • official website

'Little Grey Fergie' books in English  "Little Grey Fergie" books in English [2010+] by Morten Myklebust,
Illustrated by Linda Marie Vikaune, Translated by Judy Kitson

For over 15 years these stories have made this little grey tractor a favorite character
to the children of Norway; the first of 9 books in English about Fergie and his friends
was published in 2010, but none are found on Amazon USA or Amazon UK (2017).

Several feature-length 'De Kleine Grijze Tractor' {aka 'Gråtass'} family movies were made in Norway circa 2011 & 2016, evidenced by poster and DVD cover images;
since none are available via Amazon USA, we include here some of those images with basic details only.

Gråtass: Kleine Grijze Tractor Far En Ny Venn  Gråtass: Kleine Grijze Tractor Redder Gården  
Gråtass: Kleine Grijze Tractor Goy Pa Landet  Gråtass: Kleine Grijze Tractor Fergie  
characters created by Morten Myklebust; actors include Joachim Berg, Kyrre Hellum, Dagny Backer Johnsen, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Ole-Kristian Lima, Samuel Sadovnik, Elias Søvold-Simonsen, Tiril Heide Steen, Dan Robert Thoresen, Dag Vågsås, Stein Winge, and Fergie as himself • Norwegian official Fergie/Gråtass page

"Gråtass: Får en Ny Venn" [Norway Feb 2011]
Directed by Trond Jacobsen • credits at IMDb

"Gråtass: Gøy På Landet!" aka "Fergie" [Norway Feb 2016]
empty credits at IMDb

"Gråtass: Gir Gass" [Norway Sept 2016]
Directed by Peder Hamdahl Næss • full credits at IMDb

"Gråtass: Redder Gården" [Norway April 2017]
Directed by Peder Hamdahl Næss • credits at IMDb



'Little Grey Fergie' YouTube Channel [est. 2013]
watch 8/2017 official channel trailer [1:44] online at YouTube

"A Week With Fergie | Little Grey Fergie | Gråtass" [Oct 2013]
directed by Morten Myklebust & Hannah Simonsen • credits at IMDb

watch free online at YouTube: "Sunday" [6:30]     "Monday" [5:49]     "Tuesday" [5:47]  
"Wednesday" [5:45]     "Thursday" [5:42]     "Friday" [5:54]     "Saturday" [5:40]

Pixar Cars Tractor Trouble Little Golden Book by Frank Berrios  "Pixar Cars: Tractor Trouble" [2011] by Frank Berrios
Mater and Lightning McQueen team-up to track down some runaway tractors
Kindle Edition from Golden/Disney/Random House [12/2013] for $4.99
Little Golden Book 8x6½ hardcover [8/2011] for $4.85

Photo  &  Poster  Gallery

Caterpillar inventory (sales yard aerial view)


Toys,  Games,  Collectibles
(AllPosters.com shut down their affiliates program in June 2015)

John Deere 1956 logo tin sign              Allis-Chalmers Model U tractor tin sign              standard highway sign alerting drivers to look out for slow-moving farm equipment              white 'Farmalls Sold Here' tin sign              rusty blue Farmall tractors tin sign


The Ertl Company [founded 1945] produces farm toy replicas & other scale models in Dyersville, Iowa.
official company websitecompany entry at Wikipedia

Ertl Collectibles Farmall Super MD Tractor  Ertl Collectibles Farmall Super MD Tractor
1/16-scale diecast metal 10¼ long x 7 x 7¼ inches replica [12/2014] for $44.99
Ertl Collectibles John Deere 430 Utility Tractor  Ertl Collectibles John Deere 430 Utility Tractor
1/16-scale diecast metal 9½ long x 5 x 5¼ inches replica [1/2014] for $45.99
Ertl Collectibles Farmall 656 Tractor  Ertl Collectibles Farmall 656 Tractor
1/16-scale diecast metal replica [undated] for $80.43
Ertl Collectibles International 1206 Wheatland Tractor  Ertl Collectibles International 1206 Wheatland Tractor
1/16-scale diecast metal 12¼ long x 7½ x 8¾ inches replica [2015] for $95.00
Ertl Collectibles John Deere 4520 Tractor  Ertl Collectibles John Deere 4520 Tractor
1/16-scale diecast metal 12½ long x 7 x 8½ inches replica [2015] for $56.94
Ertl Collectibles John Deere 5010 Tractor  Ertl Collectibles John Deere 5010 Tractor
1/16-scale diecast metal 13½ long x 7 x 7¾ inches replica [2015] for $62.00

L i n k s
Antique Tractors Online Directory
  T.S.C. / Tractor Supply Company chain headquartered in Tennessee
Intermountain Farmers Assn. [est. 1923] owns 24 stores in Utah, CO, NV, Idaho & NM
'Farmall Promenade' square-dancing tractors team [est. 1998] based in Nemaha, Iowa
A.S.A.B.E. / American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers [est. 1907]
Antique Tractor Internet Services [est. 1993]
Adept Resources/Fastrac - antique tractor support site [est. 1995]
ChuckB's TractorStuf fansite {last update 2001}

Tractor Joe [est. 2009] tractor parts and more - based in St. Louis, Missouri

TractorData.com online classified tractor & parts sales site
Davenport Tractor™ - reproduction tractor parts & manuals
M.E. Miller Tire [est. 1970] in Wauseon, Ohio - tires, tubes & rims for antique tractors
Miller Tire's resource links index
Wally's Tractor Hats [est. 2004] based in Colorado
The Tractor Seat Man [] in Mora, Minnesota
Antique Farming website [est. 2006?] in Wisconsin
All-States Ag Parts A.S.A.P. [] in Salem, South Dakota
Online Farmer catalog based in Madison, Wisconsin
Jensales, Inc. tractor manuals & parts [est. 1989] in Manchester, MN
Jorde Decals [est. 1976] in Rochester, MN - high quality decals for antique John Deere tractors
Steiner Tractor Parts [] in Lennon, Michigan
Tired Iron Restoration [] in Oakville, WA
Yesterday's Tractor Company [est. 1997]
Antique Tractor Resource Pages [est. 1997] - for all antique tractors made before 1970
The Old Tractor Company [est. 2007] of Colorado
Restoration Supply Tractor Parts [] in Hopedale, MA
Harry's Old Engine website
CityRestore tractor cleaning equipment & supplies [est. 1991] in Corona, CA

                                          

Group  &  Event  Links
http://www.farmcollectorshowdirectory.com/
http://www.millertire.com/links_list.asp?code=2
Pickett Steam & Gas Engine Club [] in Pickett WI
National Threshers Assn. [est. 1944] in Wauseon, Ohio
Harry's Old Engine website - List of Shows Attended, 1993-2006

Pioneer Steam & Gas Engine Society of Western PA [est. 1968]
Spring Gas-up & Antique Tractor Pull [June] near Saegertown, PA
Summer Show featuring I.H. [July 2017 = #50] near Saegertown, PA
Drake Well Gas-up [Sept] near Titusville, PA
Fall Harvest Show [October] near Saegertown, PA

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club event [Feb 2009 = #17] in Fort Meade, Florida

Kalamazoo Valley Antique Tractor, Engine & Machinery Show [June 2009 = #30]
in Hickory Corners, Michigan at the Gilmore Museum

Two-Cylinder Expo [June 2011 = #21] in Waterloo, Iowa

National Threshers Reunion [June 2012 = #68] in Wauseon, Ohio

Southeast Old Threshers Reunion [June-July 2011] in Denton, NC

Oliver Summer Show [2004] in Madison, South Dakota

New York Two-Cylinder Expo [July 2009 = #9] in Canandaigua, New York

Red Power Round-Up [July 2009] in Madison, Wisconsin

Prairie Days Antique Tractor Show [July] in Bible Grove, Illinois

New York Pageant of Steam [Aug 2011] in Canandaigua, NY

Buckley Old Engine Show [Aug 2011] in Buckley, Michigan

Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Show [Aug 2011] in Portland, Indiana

Nittany Antique Machinery Show [Sept 2011] in Penns Cave, PA

Rock River Thresheree [Labor Day Weekend] in Edgerton, Wisconsin

Four Corners Antique Power Assn. Tractor Show & Pull [Sept 2013 = annual] in Farmington, NM

Wheatland Poppin' Johnnies {farm equipment} Show & Swap Meet [Oct 2014 = #23] in Wichita, Kansas


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