The Best Diesel Engines: Top 10 Of All-Time

From the farm to the highway, construction equipment to gen-sets, and emergency vehicles to the trucks we drive every day, diesels have built—and continue to build—America. Even beyond our…

The 60 Year Demonstration

International was one of the first truck manufacturers to start pushing diesel engines in light and medium duty trucks. Back in the March 2018 issue, we told you about the 1963-68…

1949 Sheppard SD-2

With this, we will have covered three of the four Sheppard tractor models built from 1949 to 1956. We covered the SD-3 in the March 2016 issue. The super low production SD-1 was presented in…

Truck and Tractor Pull Lewistown FFA

Perhaps no other form of motorsport events had been hit as hard as…

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…

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…

Sheppard Tractors: One of Three

Sheppard Tractors are among the rarest of the orphan tractors. We covered a ‘51 Sheppard SD-3 for you back in 2015 and you can see the story online at…

A New Breed

What International Harvester called the “New World of Power” launched them into their first line of six-cylinder tractors in 1958.…

Tractor Talk: Gold Standard

Upgrade or die was the watchphrase of tractor manufacturing in the 1960s. Farming was evolving rapidly and tractors were coming along for the ride. The International Harvester 06…

First of the Breed: 941 Farmall MD Diesel

When International Harvester debuted its new Raymond Loewy-designed Letter Series tractors in 1939, it was one of their bigger advancements. The improvements came on just about every…

The Scout Series: International Harvester

For much of its history in agriculture and commercial truck manufacturing, International Harvester had diesel options. The first was a gas-start diesel developed for tractors in 1932,…

Ford’s First Diesel Pickup Engine

It was the 1970s and people were reeling from the shock of gas prices that had tripled in just a few short years. The effect was profound: a national 55 mph speed limit,…

Hi-Crop Tractor: 1957 Oliver Super 77D

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…

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…