SEGMENT: CHANGES IN FARM EQUIPMENT

Roy Harrington>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 13

SEGMENT: CHANGES IN FARM EQUIPMENT,

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CHANGES IN FARM EQUIPMENT
Steam engines were dependable but clumsy. Explains how to fuel them up and get started. First tractors were ugly and awkward. By 1918, there were 100 manufacturers. Half bought up by Ford. Deere debate about going with tractors, too. Bought the Waterloo Boy, not a good choice. The factory, though, in 1924, designed a good one. Farm-All made a row-crop tractor that could cultivate corn rows. Deere version of 3 row not so good, except for having a power lift. The A and B models were dependable and easy to fix. Had remote cylinders. The 1960 New Generation came out. Strong hydraulics; power steering; brakes; ergonomics; 8 speeds forward, shift on the go. Update 1964 two sizes - 91 horsepower. The 4020 most respected.