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Beautiful Tractors

Cor, look at the hydraulic lift hitch on that...

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When we heard there was a new book of “Portraits of Iconic Models”, we were kind of excited, but when we found out it was a celebration of the finest tractors ever made, we damn near blew a gasket. Beautiful Tractors features 40 different machines produced between 1917 and 1976 all shot against tasteful white drapery. There’s the sleek curves of the Ford Model 9N, the International Harvester Model T-20 Crawler — a sturdy ride if ever we saw one — and don’t even get us started on The Ferguson Model TE-20, with its positively kinky “game flusher” attachment… In fact, you may have to excuse us a minute.

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Beautiful Tractors: Portraits of Iconic Models by Rick Mannen, photographed by Clive Streeter (Frances Lincoln) is out now

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