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Howard tractors / Shane Djuric
Bib ID 7334158
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Djuric, Shane, author
 
Description Dural Delivery Centre, NSW : Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd, 2017 
©2017 
96 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles (some colour) ; 29 cm 
ISBN 9780994562739 (paperback)
Summary

Arthur Clifford Howard was a great Australian inventor and manufacturer of farming equipment. In 1912 he built a prototype rotavator powered by a motorcycle engine. Owners of large wheat farms expressed interest, but only if he could create a machine that could match or better the work of horse teams. By 1922, his first tractor was demonstrated. Working initially from Moss Vale, the Austral Auto Cultivators was registered. He also produced rotary hoe attachments for Fordson tractors. 1926 saw the production of the A16 tractor and, in 1927, the revolutionary walk-behind rotary hoe joined the production line. The company grew, DH16 tractor, DH22, and in 1937 the FWDH22 models were produced. 1953 saw the Kelpie tractor, with a variety of implements including the dozer blade, tipping trailer, disc harrows, tool bar, mouldboard plough and spray pack. Later models introduced the underbelly slasher, spring tyne cultivator, rear grader blade and field roller. When the factory was closed in 1985 anything that was left was written off and dumped, including valuable literature and information on the machines. Photographs illustrate the various tractors and details are given to help identify each model. Throughout there are contemporary advertisements for the various tractors. Howard Tractors are a part of Australia's manufacturing and agricultural history. Enthusiasts such as Shane Djuric are ensuring their name lives on.

Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Farm tractors.  |  Farm tractors -- Australia -- History.  |  Farm tractors -- Australia -- Design and construction.  |  Australian
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