Book Review: Red Combines

Joanna Schroeder

redcombinesIt’s Cyber Monday, and so here is another gift idea for agriculture lovers: Red Combines. Authored by Lee Klancher, the beautiful tome visually and artistically details the history of the entire line of International Harvester and Case IH red combines from 1915-2015.

Other elements of the book include how the red combine has impacted both agriculture and society throughout the years. Red Combines tells the story of the development of the Axial-Flow combine in 1977 that was created in a garage so secret very few people even knew of its existence. After its release, Klancher writes about how this combine gave agriculture a technological leap and assisted in transforming the agriculture industry and how farmers farmed. The Axial-Flow combine was not the only piece of equipment built in secret. Klancher also tells the story of the CBX, a mega-combine built in the 1990s behind closed doors.

Red Combines is a great book for all the fans of farm history and farm equipment. You don’t have to bleed red to enjoy this coffee table book.

Case IH is offering our readers a special contest. For your chance to win, make a comment to this post or to my post reviewing “Combines with Casey & Friends”. You can share your experience of harvesting, tell a funny story on the farm, or just give us your name, but have some fun, and you’ll be registered to win both of these children’s books along with “Red Combines”.

Can’t wait to win? Then click here to purchase Red Combines.

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