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1965 Cockshutt 1550 Wheatland Even if we don’t know the term, we’ve all seen badge engineering at work. Take a vehicle…

Scheid Diesel Extravaganza 2020

When industry giants like Dan Scheid and Jeremy Wagler team up on something, you’re going to get your money’s worth. Such was the case for the 24th running of the August blockbuster known as…

One Year Wonder: The 1957 Case 600D

The 1953-56 Case 500 Diesel had been a success and put J.I. Case’s firmly into the diesel tractor market. That engine had started development in 1948 under Case engineer Hans Fischer.…

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…

1978 IH 584 Utility

No matter how hot the horsepower race got with the big tractors, a good deal of any tractor company’s business were the smaller utility tractors. Good products in this category always…

Tractor Talk: Case 431, Carrying On the Tradition

The 1960s were a rough time for J.I. Case, but that didn’t stop the company from introducing what would become one of its best-loved tractor lines, the 30-series. Following on…

1957 Oliver Super 77 Hi-Crop: Ollie with A Lift

Hi-Crop, High Clearance, High-Clear, HC… whatever name the manufacturer chose for them, tractors with extra clearance for taller crops have been part of the farming landscape almost…

1951 Sheppard Diesel SD-3—The Best Tractor You 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…

Porsche Schelpper: 1959 Porsche-Diesel Standard Model

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…

Tractor Talk: Call Dave! 1967 David Brown 780 Selectamatic

David Brown is not a well known name in the United States tractor scene, but our neighbors north of the border are very familiar with it. This English built tractor line had a long…