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I'm a city boy and recently bought my first CUT. I wanted to learn the basics and did a search on "Tractors for Dummies". I came across an old thread here that basically said that there is no such book.
Then I recalled a book of my dad's that I use to look at when I was a very young kid. (Loved the pictures.) It's a 1942 edition of the 1937 "****'s Automotive and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia" and I still have the book. Wow !! It has cut-away diagrams of a Farmall model "A", Ford w/Fergeson System, Oliver Models "70" & "80", Case Model "DC", Allison Chalmers model "M" and Cletrac models "F" & "HG-68". It also has spec' fo 56 wheeled tractors and 39 track types (crawlers). (All built before 1942)
The book is crazy. It even has engine spec's for a Ford Tri-motor airplane. I've got a little reading to do. I may not learn a lot about my deisel powered CUT, but I'm sure to learn a little history and the REAL basics.
 

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Thanks for the pointer. That book is freely available for download from Google Books, as it is no longer under copyright. I just downloaded it and will be spending some of my spare time reading through it over the next few months.
 

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The 1937-42 edition is about 500 pages longer and has a 100 page addendum specifically on tractors. It also has addendums for outboards and aircraft. I don't think that edition is available on-line.
 
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