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A Most Glamorous Tractor

Updated: 03/25/2014 @ 3:23pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the proverb observes, which explains why your brand preference generally influences your view of tractor beauty. There are a great many examples of aesthetically pleasing tractors. The Farmall 1206, the Deere 30 Series, the Massey-Harris 101, the Minnie-Mo UDLX, and the Oliver 70 are just a few of the lovelies the industry has fashioned.

But for sheer striking good looks, the Graham-Bradley tractor owns eyeball honors as the most glamorous tractor of all time.

Starting with that spectacular grille sweeping back to its streamlined side curtains  – all touched off with a striking red-and-silver paint scheme – the Graham-Bradley is a spectator-stopper at any tractor show.

Those good looks disguise a bona fide plow-pulling pony. The Graham-Bradley was a workhorse in the field. It also tendered quite a few advances, many of which were otherwise unavailable in its day.

But for all its attributes, the Graham-Bradley was a failure. In production a mere three years, the tractor hardly made a dent in the market. The cause of its demise was not lack of performance. Rather, the tractor was a sideline business for a car manufacturer struggling to make ends meet at the end of the Great Depression.

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