A walk through tractor history

A walk through tractor history

By: Jeff Caldwell 01/25/2013 @ 10:36am

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 beasts

 

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