1965 Cockshutt 1550 Wheatland

Even if we don’t know the term, we’ve all seen badge engineering at work. Take a vehicle platform of one brand name, change it up a little, add new paint and a different badge and call it…

VINTAGE SMOKE

OLIVER POWER UNITS Like most Tractor manufacturers, the Oliver Corporation looked for other venues…

Jimmy Screamin’ at Ollie: 1963 Oliver 1900 GM 4×4

The start of the ‘60s was when the passenger car horsepower races got hot and heavy, but not many car guys know the same thing was happening with tractors. The difference was farmers…

The Hundred Series: 1958 Oliver 770 Diesel Tractor

By the late 1950s, Oliver was still a major player in the tractor market, but more and more, bigger players were overshadowing the manufacturer. Oliver unveiled an updated line of…

Sheppard SD3: The Best Tractor You’ve Never Heard Of

In the late ’40s and early ’50s, diesel-powered tractors were just starting to increase their market share against gasoline and distillate (kerosene) power tractors. It was…

The 1961 Canadian Cockshutt 570 Super

Canada isn’t generally known for her tractors, but one Canadian tractor manufacturer made a mark on the world: Cockshutt. The company started in 1882, when James Cockshutt formed the Cockshutt…

1959 Porsche-Diesel Standard Model: The Schlepper Project

Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951) had his hands into just about everything with an engine. By the time he started his own engineering firm in 1931, Dr. Porsche had acquired a great deal of…

The First WD-40: 1935 McCormick-Deering WD-40

You’re forgiven if “WD-40” brought something else to mind. Before that incredibly useful product was invented, there was an equally useful product…