Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Pontiac tractor

Plans were to turn out 1,000 Pontiac Tractors for 1919. Apparently the demand for the Pontiac tractor didn’t live up to expectations and columnist Sam Moore doubts if any survived.

When the farm implement giant, International Harvester Company, was formed in 1902 by the merger of the McCormick, Deering, Milwaukee, Plano and Champion harvester lines, it immediately gave the new firm about 90 percent of the binder and 80 percent of the mower production in the U.S.

Crawler tractors have quite the history.

A book titled Fordson, Farmall, and Poppin’ Johnny, written in 1987 by Robert C. Williams, tells the history of the tractor beginning with John Froelich’s 1892 contraption, generally credited with being the first gasoline engine powered traction engine, up through the 1980s.

(Thankfully) my wife and I never had the pleasure of a shivaree as newlyweds

The state of agriculture in this country was still quite primitive in 1840, but many farmers were beginning to realize the farming practices of...

People sometimes ask about flat belts. A belt can be defined as being a continuous strip of some flexible material placed around two pulleys...

When I was a kid I’d hear some of the older farmers in the neighborhood talk of planting something by the dark of the...

The Happy Farmer tractor did not exactly live up to its name.

Until the 19th century all clothes, hats, shoes, harness and ships sails were sewed by hand.
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