New Generation Green

John Deere transformed itself on August 30, 1960, when it unveiled a completely redesigned line of tractors and a new focus. They called it the “New Generation of Power” and gone were most of…

Whispering Giant -1968 Oliver 2150 Four-Wheel

As a tractor brand name, Oliver was just about lost to history when they started building their most powerful rear-drive tractor, The-2150, in April of 1968. Oliver had been purchased by White…

Early vs Late Farmall 706

The Farmall 706 and 806 tractors debuted in the summer of 1963. Both were badly needed touchdowns after several unexpected years of…

1955 International Harvester UD-18A

International Harvester is well known for tractors, crawlers, combines and construction equipment, almost all powered by engines…

The 1955 Mysterious Massey-Harris 33D

When you talk to Massey-Harris tractor collectors, one 1950s model stands out as a proverbial “hen’s tooth” tractor, the Model 33 diesel. Produced…

The Caterpillar 1935 Diesel Forty

By the mid-1930s, Caterpillar had only been a company for ten years but was dominating the crawler market. They had also become a leading innovator of diesel engine technology. Soon after…

The Dirty Porsche

Close your eyes and say the name “Porsche!” What pops into your mind is likely not the tractors you see here. Truth is, Professor Ferdinand Porsche, 1875-1951, designed a lot of thing from…

EVOLUTION OF A HEAVYWEIGHT

At the dawn of the 1960s, Minneapolis-Moline (M-M) had an aging but well-regarded line of heavyweight tractors that had evolved from a 1938 model. That original  model GT was a big wheatland…

A KING OF AG

Case was within sight of the top power tier of the tractor market when it debuted the 70 series tractors in 1969. Just in time for the ‘70s. The ‘70s…. 70 Series… get it? The top…

1964 INTERNATIONAL 2806

There is no doubt the 06 series tractors, particularly the 706 and 806, brought International Harvester out of a tailspin induced by several serious engineering and marketing errors of the…

The Orange & the Green

In 1970, the United States Air Force announced it’s first operationally ready Bare Base squadron, the 336th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Part of the 4th Fighter Wing, which dated back to the…

Little Six Gun

In July of 1958, the fortunes of International Harvester changed forever. Starting on July 18, the New World of Power show at the IH Testing Farm in Hinsdale, Illinois, a whole new line of…

JIMMY & JOHNNY

John Deere was just couple of years away from debuting a completely new line of tractors when they found a giant hole in their small agricultural tractor line. They didn’t have a small diesel…

Small, Tall Tractor

Consult the books on Massey Ferguson tractors and you will see no high clearance model of the MF165 listed. So what are you looking at here?  Well, it’s the real deal but it’s not the factory…