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The McCormick-Deering WD-40 Is Recognized As One OF The First Diesel Wheel Tractor In North America.

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The McCormick-Deering WD-40 was an industry leader and holds the title for the first wheeled tractor with a diesel engine in North America. This tractor belongs to Bernie Wicka who is the same age of the tractor. This is the same tractor Bernie threshed with in the late 1940s and 1950s.

The McCormick-Deering WD-40 is powered by an International Harvester 460 cubic-inch, 4-cylinder diesel engine that can do 37 horsepower on the drawbar and 48 horsepower on the belt. It has a transmission with 3 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed.


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