Is that a Fordson earth mover? This undated silent film might be from around 1918. It shows a modified Fordson tractor with a scoop bucket. This might be a prototype built by the Ford Motor Company for demonstration purposes. Have you ever seen one of these? Tell us in the comments below. Click HERE to
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This Fowler Gyrotiller works ground at a sugar plantation in Puerto Rico. The Gyrotiller was invented by Norman Storey who was a sugar cane plantation manager in Puerto Rico. Charles Henry Fowler licensed the exclusive rights from Storey to built the tractor in 1925. The first machines rolled of the line in October of 1927
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Do you recognize these Ford Tractors? Before Henry Ford released his iconic Fordson tractor, he built a variety of different prototypes. One of the first was a tractor built out of his equally iconic Model T. This video shot around 1917 shows a couple different prototypes designed around readily available Model T parts.
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This film gives us a glimpse into the varied ways Caterpillar Tractors were used in the 1920s. There are wonderful shots of Caterpillar 60 and Caterpillar 30 Tractors at work from pulling out a steam locomotive to hauling equipment of steep grades. A fascinating time capsule and a must watch for any classic crawler collector!
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This circa 1916 silent film was produced by The Ford Tractor Company to promote and drum up pre-orders for their tractor. This Ford Tractor was not built by the Ford Motor Company, known for building the Fordson Tractor. This tractor was the brainchild of William Baer Ewing who seeked to profit off the Ford Name.
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t’s the 1950s. How Do You Move Hay In The Winter? Take a look back at what life was like on a cattle ranch in 1950’s Nevada! Earlier we shared the “Haying Season” by Les Stewart. This film is also by Les Stewart, titled “Feeding Cattle in Winter”, showing how they moved the haystack to
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Take a look back at what life was like on a cattle ranch in 1950’s Nevada! The “Haying Season” is a film produced by Les Stewart around 1950 on the Ninety-Six Ranch and shows the process of cutting and stacking hay for the winter. Les narrates the film along with comments from his grandson Brad
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How did they pick peas in the late 1930’s? According to this video, they used Minneapolis Moline tractors. Take a step back in time and see who they harvested peas about 80 years ago! This video is part of the circa 1939 film “Pick of the Pod” produced by the Del Monte Company showing the
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What is the world’s fastest tractor? In 1934 it was the Allis-Chalmers Model U. The record setting speed of 65.45 miles per hour was set by Ab Jenkins, a speed record that went unchallenged for 81 years. There were 34 of these tractors built with a special transmission for speed. Allis-Chalmers is known as the
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