Australian Tractors

Indigenous Tractors and Self-Propelled Machines in Rural Australia

By Graeme R. Quick

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.

176 pages

Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781877058394