These tractors show 150 years of farming history

Nice photo essay showing history of tractors in US.

The word tractor came from traction engine:

Charles W. Hart and Charles H. Parr set up a business in Charles City, Iowa, in 1900, originally selling a two-cylinder gasoline engine they developed. In 1903 the firm built 15 self-propelled traction engines. As part of their advertising campaign, their sales manager invented a new word to describe their product: tractor.
The Hart Parr tractor sits in a field. Like the Frick tractor model, it has a black body with a steam chimney on the front, a red awning over the works, and red wheels.
The word “tractor” was first coined by the Hart Parr company. The museum’s Hart Parr #3 is the oldest surviving internal combustion engine tractor.
Relatively few farmers could justify the purchase of this 14,000-pound monster, and despite its size the machine only produced 30 horsepower.

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