By: April Allen
Check out this sample of European tractors. (text by Dave Mowitz)
The tractor isn’t a uniquely American invention as versions of mobile farm power plants were appearing in England as early as the 1850s. And one of the oldest existing tractors in the world, the Mechwart’sche Pertroleumpflug, was built in Hungry in 1896. Indeed, some of the most significant advances in tractor design came from England as can be found in the Ivel or Ferguson Type A.