Short Timer

The 1970s would bring about one of John Deere’s biggest model line updates, the Generation II tractors. The previous New Generation tractors…

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…

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…

Tractor Talk: Allis-Chalmers 8070, End of The Line

By the time 1985 rolled around, the agricultural side of Allis-Chalmers was 71 years old and the company was drowning in debt in the face of a faltering economy. Executives were…

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…

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…

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…

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…