Australia has some of the world's largest and most labor-efficient farms, and tractors are an essential part of their operations. The average Australian farm has three or more tractors. In this historical overview, the author documents the development of the indigenous tractor industry, from the McDonald Imperial of 1909 to more recent cane, olive, and grape harvesters. Australian Tractors puts the industry in an economic and social history context.
Publication Date: 2/1/2006