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…

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…

Tractor Talk: Cub Cadet 782D – Little Tractor, Big Smoke

The Cub Cadet line of garden tractors debuted in 1960 as “little brothers” to…

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…

The Last Cockshutt: 1961 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…

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…

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…

Tractor Talk: 1941 Farmall MD Diesel: First Of The Breed

When International Harvester debuted its new Raymond Loewy-designed Letter Series tractors in 1939, it was one of their bigger…