This book tells the story of the men, machines and equipment developed for Australian agriculture. It traces developments ranging from broadacre cultivation to garden rotaries, to prickly pear destruction, to auto headers, to banana harvesting for paper making. Contemporary advertising sprinkled through the book provides a backdrop for the people, companies and products that have been important to our farming history. Did you know that tractor hands-free steering was first commercialised by Beeline in Moree, NSW? That the worlds biggest paddock cleaning machines are made in Banana? That single-pass grain and straw harvesting began in Western Australia? Dr Graeme Quick, is an internationally-recognised expert on farm equipment. He has worked on farm machinery engineering in over thirty countries and holds fourteen patents, two of which are incorporated into grain harvesters world-wide. This is the companion volume to qAustralian Tractors, Indigenous Tractors and Self-propelled Machines in Rural Australiaq, the definitive reference on the 40-plus Australian manufacturers of tractors and self-propelled machines. He has published half a dozen other books. This one fits a unique place in documenting remarkable machines in the Australian economic and historical context.The earliest self-moving machines brought into Australia were steam powered. And they were heavy! Think about Before anyone made a crawler track, some steam engine builders tried what were known initially as dreadnought wheels. ... The owner of a big pastoral spread, Clerkness, at Bundarra, northwest of Armidale in New South Wales, Clerk had been looking for a way ... This treadmill, shown in the 1822 Gentlemana#39;s Magazine in England, was similar to the colonial treadmills.
|Title||:||Remarkable Australian Farm Machines|
|Author||:||Graeme R. Quick|
|Publisher||:||Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited - 2007|