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Every day there is work to do on a farm. All kinds of work. Lifting and hauling, cutting and chopping, plowing and planting, watering and mowing. And for each of these jobs there is a special machine. Years ago, a lot of the work was done by hand, or with the help of horses and simple equipment. Then the first tractor appeared. A tractor is still one of the most important machines used on a farm. But there are lots of other amazing pieces of machinery. There are skid steers, haybines, combines, irrigation pivots, soil finishers, and more. Dairy farmer and acclaimed author Cris Peterson introduces readers to twelve big pieces of farm machinery that help get the job done. There are tractors with eight wheels and tires big enough to stand in. There are skid steers with buckets for lifting every imaginable thing. There are sprayers that look like huge prehistoric birds. And there are computers on board to bring many machines into the modern age. Internationally renowned photographer David Lundquist shows each piece of machinery as well as fabulous aerial views and close-up details. The day-to-day business of growing and harvesting crops for food is brought to dramatic life as readers see farmers and their machinery hard at work.

Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

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