Hip to be Square

Square Turn tractor has mottled history

This early ad for the Square Turn tractor, circa 1915, boasts it could turn a square corner in a field with three plows in 5 seconds. The illustration has what appears to be a front wheel brace (the white bar emerging from the central axle), and does not have a gear cover, as later illustrations do. (See the difference above the word “Square” on the image at the top of page 18, and above the word “Tractor” on this image.) It also differs saying the drive wheels are 70 inches in diameter while others say 60 or 61.