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A walk through tractor history

Jeff Caldwell Updated: 01/28/2013 @ 4:03pm Agricultural content creator and marketer.

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.

Oldest tractors in existence


Canadian horsepower


Lesser-known classics



Steel-wheeled beauties


Department-store tractors


Foreign horsepower


Canada's Cockshutts


Gibson's grand horses


Wide world of crawlers


Classics for lawn & garden


When tractors went weird


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