How to Restore Your Farm Tractor includes all the details readers need to do a first-class job: hundreds of full-colour photos, expert tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works-and what doesn't.
The only all-marque antique tractor restoration guide is back in print, packed with the kind of detail you need to complete a first-class restoration. How to Restore Your Farm Tractor features hundreds of helpful full-colour photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works…and what doesn't. Tractor expert Tharran Gaines walks you step by step through the restoration techniques applicable to all of the most popular and collectible makes, covering:
• Shopping for a tractor and setting up shop
• Engine disassembly and rebuild
• Clutches and transmissions
• Final drives and brakes
• Hydraulic, electrical, and fuel systems
• Tires and wheels
• Body repair, painting, and decals
There's even information on antique tractor shows and demos, as well as a handy updated section on parts sources. John Deere, Ford, Farmall, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, and more…no matter your passion, with Gaines' guidance you will be well on your way to transforming that old tractor into a shiny "new" classic!
Tharran E. Gaines is the author of How to Restore Classic John Deere Tractors (2003), How to Restore Classic Farmall Tractors (2005), How to Restore Ford Tractors (2008), and How to Restore Your Farm Tractor (2013), all published by Voyageur Press. In addition, he has written numerous repair manuals, owner's manuals, and assembly instructions for farming-related companies, as well as newsletters and feature articles, radio and TV commercials, video scripts, and advertising copy. In 1991, he started his own business as a writer, and today continues to operate Gaines Communications with his wife, Barb, out of their office in Savannah, Missouri.
Agricultural engineering & machinery