Found A Really Good Gt Book At Barns& Noble Yesterday
Posted February 24, 2012 - 12:07 PM
- tractorgarden said thank you
Posted February 26, 2012 - 08:26 AM
- Bolens 1000, tractorchick, josh deaven and 1 other said thanks
Posted February 26, 2012 - 09:01 AM
Posted February 26, 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted February 27, 2012 - 07:50 PM
I have the book and I have to say that I personally liked it. I was not aware of all the inaccuracies in the book but I think the book was meant to be more of a book to just touch on each brand and not to be an in depth history. As been said above to each their own on opinions on it. Personally I learned things from it that I didn't know and even brands I am not sure I knew existed.
As Josh said Hank is the editor of Grit magazine. I gotta disagree with you a little bit on one statement Josh. Hank is not a "Cub" guy, he's an "IH" guy. He has wrote several books, most of them being on IH tractors or equipment. The two books on cub cadets, a book on the IH construction equipment division, a book on the IH F-series tractors, the book in question and I believe there are a few more and he used to write columns in Red Power magazine. I have met Hank several times and he even signed my copy of "Cub Cadets, the first 45 years". At one time he was going to do a write up of our farm and the IH equipment we use on it for Red Power magazine. It's a shame so many don't like his book as he is one heck of a nice guy.
I agree with Tractorholic. Hank is a heck of a nice guy. This book is really a nice book to have, and I have it in my collection as well. Yes, it was printed in china, but most trade book are. Hank was really on a tight time frame with this book and really, at the time of print there was not a huge following of garden tractor collectors as there are now. Knowing Hank and the kind of guy he is, I am just proud of the fact that he give the garden tractors the recognition that most high-profile editors would not do. I totally recommend the book. When LAGT sold them we couldn't keep it in stock. From what I hear, Green Magazine is selling the latest Cub Cadet book like hotcakes.
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