Winterizing your tractor
Winterizing your tractor
The Vickers Endeavors
The Vickers Endeavors
Two men by the names of Edward Vickers and George Naylor joined forced in the year 1828 to create a steel foundry named Naylor Vickers and Company. Originally this company made steel castings and was most well-known for c ...
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Battery Care
Battery Care
It takes many components to keep a tractor running, but a healthy battery is necessary to get it started. Running a tractor provides power to the battery, which in turn is able to provide cold cranking power. In order for ...
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Rock Island and Heider Tractor History
Rock Island and Heider Tractor History
What began as Buford & Tate of Rock Island, Illinois, in 1855 eventually went on to call themselves Buford & Co. before a much more significant name change occurred in 1882. It was at that time that they b ...
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The Big and Little Bull Tractors
The Big and Little Bull Tractors
In the period of time surrounding WWI, large tractors were commonly seen on farms. These tractors were expensive to use, however, and modest farm owners were looking for something smaller that could still fill their needs ...
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Stabilizer Bars
Stabilizer Bars
Sometimes a desire to save time and money can be our enemy. Another thing that falls in that category is a simple lack of knowing better. One case in which both of these things collide is when it comes to stabilizer bars. ...
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Tractor History: Dent Parrett
Tractor History: Dent Parrett
Dent Parrett, born in 1886, hailed from the town of Wenona, Illinois. It was there that he entered the farm implement field of work under the wing of Harry Von Horn, the owner of a store that sold such implements. During ...
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A Pioneer by Many Names
A Pioneer by Many Names
What started as the Pioneer Tractor Co. in 1909 went on to become the Pioneer Tractor Mfg. Co. in 1910 after only about a year under their original name. With not only a change in name but also a change in location from M ...
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International Harvester
International Harvester's Farmall A
As of July 12th, 1939, International Harvestor Co. began producing the smallest tractor in their lineup. This tractor was dubbed an all-purpose machine with the capability of mechanizing even the smallest farms in the Uni ...
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Toy Tractors: The Allis Chalmers Model B
Toy Tractors: The Allis Chalmers Model B
In 1937, the tractor was destined to replace the horse, according to Allis Chalmers. With a new creation dubbed the Allis Chalmers Model B for sale, the pitch was one of putting the horses back in the barn. Claiming that ...
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Loaders & Lift Capacity
Loaders & Lift Capacity
When shopping for a frond end loader and comparing the lift capacity of loaders with tractors, it is imperative that you look not only at the specs listed but also the big picture being presented. In tractor literature, l ...
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