Home / Machinery / Tractors / A walk through tractor history

A walk through tractor history

Jeff Caldwell 01/25/2013 @ 10:36am Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

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

 


CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM JEFF CALDWELL more +

'HMO' labels in the future? By: 10/30/2014 @ 12:52pm Growing crops will not always take place in open fields. There's a growing number of companies…

The Farmer's Holiday Gift-Buying Guide… By: 10/30/2014 @ 9:54am The holiday season is on its way. Why wait until the last minute to get your gift shopping done? If…

Midweek Weather Hits: Mostly Dry Now, Cooler… By: 10/29/2014 @ 9:24am With the exception of a few showers in parts of the region -- some of which added up to an inch of…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Looking Out for Soybean Cyst Nematodes