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A walk through tractor history

It's winter, which means it's the heart of farm show season in the U.S., a time when manufacturers roll out the latest new machinery and technology to help farmers get the job done in the field. That makes it a great time to look back on some of the forebearers of today's tractors, if for anything, to see just how far the industry's come in the last century or so. Step back in time and check out these classics from generations past.

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Oldest tractors in existence

 

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Canadian horsepower

 

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Lesser-known classics

 

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Steel-wheeled beauties

 

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Department-store tractors

 

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Foreign horsepower

 

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Canada's Cockshutts

 

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Gibson's grand horses

 

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Wide world of crawlers

 

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Classics for lawn & garden

 

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When tractors went weird

 

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