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#1 MNrivergardener OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Dont know if this topic or book has come up in the past but I Thought I'd share anyways. It's Titled "Garden Tractors" By Oscar H. Will III It covers the begining, many differnt brands, how companys started and merged with other companys and there's lots of picts :thumbs: Below I scanned the cover. It's about $25 bucks. Well worth it.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:30 PM

I disagree on it being well worth it... It barely hits on the history of even the best brands (I have the book). It had a blurp about MotoMowers, and 2 sentences about Springfield. The Elec Trak history article was wrong too, even if it was short. Sorry guys, waste of your money, take the $20 of that $25 and Support GTtalk, you'll get more out of the crummiest posts here than that book. And you will know the sources very well. lol

It seemed to me any information it had was hit and miss on correctness. The pics were ok, nothing to write home about in my opinion.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Yes , Very good book. There is a more then a few mistakes in there, but all in all ,a nice read with lots of GREAT photos! I have worked on the one large Speedex in there! I still think it is decent, ah check where its printed? China? Shawn

Edited by tractorgarden, February 20, 2012 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:35 PM

It's funny you put this on here today. I was checking it out yesterday! the person on Ebay is charging to much he wants $ 29 with shipping.It's $20.36 on Barnes and Nobles site.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:38 PM

It's funny you put this on here today. I was checking it out yesterday! the person on Ebay is charging to much he wants $ 29 with shipping.It's $20.36 on Barnes and Nobles site.

LOL I just saw the heading about Barnes and Noble LOL

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:41 PM

How about we have a GTtalk book review on this subject. On a scale of 1-10 I will give it a heavy 8! Shawn

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:41 PM

You can get it for $16 at amazon. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.co...29792061&sr=1-1

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:42 PM

I disagree on it being well worth it... It barely hits on the history of even the best brands (I have the book). It had a blurp about MotoMowers, and 2 sentences about Springfield. The Elec Trak history article was wrong too, even if it was short. Sorry guys, waste of your money, take the $20 of that $25 and Support GTtalk, you'll get more out of the crummiest posts here than that book. And you will know the sources very well. lol

It seemed to me any information it had was hit and miss on correctness. The pics were ok, nothing to write home about in my opinion.


Come on Casey, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel. LOL

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Come on Casey, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel. LOL


I got it as a birthday gift a couple years back and I went for the index and looked up all the brands I had or liked. The history less than a sentence on some of them. And the ones that actually had information in them I couldn't get thru the first paragraph of them without saying "That NEVER happened" or "Who is this guy?" or even "Does this guy even check his facts?"

I am sorry but there just isn't anything of value to us in it. I put it on the shelf and never took it off again. All the pics in it are of bad angles too. I Know he thought they were great, but the representation of some of the brands is just crap. You can find better tractor pics in a newspaper article that covered a local show, and most of those are black and white pics. Sure, this book used color, but it was wasted ink in my opinion.

Not enough information to make the dollar about worth it. I breezed through it disgusted, and having learned NOTHING new.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, February 20, 2012 - 10:11 PM.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Come on Casey, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel. LOL

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 06:25 AM

I will add that i do have the book, one of our members "mastifflawyer" sent one to me. I honestly haven't had a chance to read any of it. I might someday but things have to slow down a little before I can.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:31 AM

I have that book.It's a good book,but there are some inaccuracies in it.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:28 AM

I have not seen it. I will be curious to see it now.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:38 AM

I have read a couple of the pages in "google Books" about Bolens and there are ALOT of mistakes in the few pages that I read.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:40 AM

MNrivergardner, welcome to GGtalk! Glad you joined the fray!

I found that book at my local public library a couple of years ago. It's a good read, they mention a lot of different old tractors in it. If a person was to go to their local public library they would find a bunch of old garden tractor information that is free to read right at your fingertips in your local public library

Happy tractoring! :welcometogttalk:

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