Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Start a tractor by firing a shotgun shell? You’ve got to be kidding! However, the post-World War II Field Marshall tractor used just such...
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.

On Jan. 2, 2011, at the ripe old age of 96, Harold Brock from Waterloo, Iowa, died peacefully at his home. So what, you...

Seventy years ago, the first of many millions of Jeeps saw the light of day. The origin of the sturdy little vehicles, which were...

In his comprehensive book about building Hart-Parr and Oliver tractors at Charles City, Iowa, John D. Culbertson wrote the following under the heading "1906":...
Oliver Hart-Parr 28-44

There are tons of interesting stories from the old days of farm equipment manufacturing.

Someone recently asked me why some horse drawn plows throw the furrow to the left, while others (most in fact) throw them to the...

Crawler tractors have quite the history.

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.

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.
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