Barn Find Gold!

Cletrac created a new market segment in 1916 when it introduced the diminutive model R crawler. When Rollin H. White founded Cleveland Motor Plow Company in…

A New Breed

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

10 Vintage Diesel Tractors

Nothing is more pleasing than finding an old tractor that can still run, and looks great while doing so. Most vintage tractors are eventually tossed aside and left to rust alone in unkempt…

Triple-Nickel

The ’55 Diesel debuted in 1949 as the big diesel tractor in the Massey-Harris lineup. Despite some teething problems, it established a reputation as a gutsy tractor, and by the mid…

Medium Green

When John Deere introduced four new tractors at its big New Generation of Power extravaganza in Dallas, August 30, 1960, it was became clear the company had a couple of big hits on its hands…

British Beefcake

The British County tractor isn’t one you see often here in the States, but you may wonder why not after seeing one. The story begins after World War I at Fleet, Hampshire, England. Ernest and…

Last of the Old Timers

Out with the old and in with the new. You’ve heard that expression a million times. In the late 1950s, International Harvester was bringing in the new at a very rapid pace. The new…

Crawling Ollie

Cletrac began in 1916 as the Cleveland Motor Plow Company with a three-wheeled tractor design. Before the patent was even issued for it, the company switched to tracklayers after seeing the…

THE FIRST TURBO TRACTOR ALLIS-CHALMERS D-19

The turbo diesel is so commonplace today that naturally aspirated diesels stand out. Go back nearly 60 years and the opposite was true.

A WITTE PAIR

Witte, pronounced “Witty,” is a storied name, in both the diesel and gas engine realms. The origins of the Missouri based company start in 1870, when August Witte emigrated from Germany and…

BLACK HAWK!

By the middle part of the 1950s, Cockshutt Farm Equipment, of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, was feeling the pain of being a small-but-prestigious family owned company. It was all they could do…

Tractor Talk: 1999 Massey Ferguson 271

In every walk of life there are people who work in the background and just get stuff done. Nothing about them or what they do is spectacular or grabs headlines, yet what they accomplish is…

Tractor Talk: WD-40, Part Deux

Back in the November 2015 Tractor Talk we showed you a 1935 McCormick-Deering WD-40. The WD-40 has the distinction of being America’s first diesel-powered wheeled tractor. We barely…

Tractor Talk: 1987 Steiger Panther 1000

The 1980s are not pleasantly remembered by most in agricultural manufacturing. Things took a downturn in the late ‘70s, got serious in the early ‘80s, and had agriculture reeling on…