Tractors

Tractor collections, antique farm toys, antique farm tractors, history of tractor manufacturers and more.

Stubborn as a Mule

By Bill Vossler

Despite the odds, the Bates Steel Mule saw years of success


A Little Bit of Everything

By Bill Vossler

A Collector and his gas engines from the land of 10,000 lakes.


No Longer a Leader

By Bill Vossler

The story of Leader tractors begins in 1912 and, like the history of many U.S. tractor companies, meanders through several different tractor names and companies, until its final builder, Dayton-Dowd Co., vanished in the mid-1920s.


Pioneer Tractor Co.

By Bill Vossler

One mystery is why the Pioneer Tractor Co., which incorporated in Minneapolis in 1909, moved to Winona in early 1910, and reincorporated as Pioneer Tractor Mfg. Co. “Since the principals of the company were the same in both cases,” writes C.H. Wendel in Encyclopedia of American Farm Tractors. Normally if tractor companies moved, it was to a new investor’s town.


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1927 Advance-Rumely OilPull

By Richard Ayre

It took 33 years, but the results were worth the wait


Self-help engine repair and maintenance tapes and DVDs

By Richard Backus

Self-help resources for tractor and lawnmower repair and restoration.


1919 Allis-Chalmers 6-12

By Greg Ray

Rare tractor back on track after decades entwined in a tree


It's 'Mosely' made of John Deere Parts

E.G. Fritz

Nevada Collector makes Unique Tractor from Spare Parts