Pioneer Tractor Co.

Pioneer Tractor Co. Lives and Dies Full of Mysteries

The Setran brothers from rural Douglas, N.D., hauling five wagons full of wheat using their Pioneer 30-60, circa 1915. This stylish tractor had a glassed-in cab, 8-foot-tall drive wheels and could cut a 32-foot swath of grain at one time. Its cooling system had a 27-gallon capacity! (Photo courtesy of Richard Birklid collection.)