The Dawn of Diesel Time

If you want to see the first compression ignition engine built by Rudolph Diesel, you have to go to Munich, Germany. If you want to see one of the earliest surviving examples of a production…

Made in Muncie

The oil engine was the lower cost variant of the compression ignition engine. With compression ignition, Dr. Rudolf Diesel had a great idea but at around the turn of the century, the…

COCKSHUTT IN NAME ONLY

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

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…