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"Old tractors are like old friends....
You donīt give them up because they slow down, start belching smoke, and make odd noises"
 

Are you looking for a used, vintage or maybe an antique tractor?

Or maybe you need some cheap tractor parts?

Either way you will find some good deals here among the auctions.

You might also occationally find some good, old manuals on this web site.

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Antique Ford 9N Tractor 1940 Serial No. 9N29153 Working But Unrestored


Antique Ford 9N Tractor 1940 Serial No. 9N29153 Working But Unrestored

Price: $1,199.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 13h 38m
Minneapolis Moline BF Starter Repair Kit 1109609


Minneapolis Moline BF Starter Repair  Kit  1109609

Price: $12.95 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 14h 17m
steam engine


steam engine

Price: $6,000.00 (12 Bids)
Time Left: 20h 29m
50 LP John Deere TRACTOR 1956 w 3-Point Power Steering Propane ie 60 520 530 NR


50 LP John Deere TRACTOR 1956 w  3-Point Power Steering Propane ie 60 520 530 NR

Price: $2,200.00
Buy It Now: $2,860.00
Time Left: 20h 57m
FORD TRACTOR SCRIPT SEAT COVER - RED


FORD TRACTOR SCRIPT SEAT COVER - RED

Price: $30.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 10h 56m
Meadows 20 inch grist mill and rebuilt Witte hit and miss engine and parts motor


Meadows 20 inch grist mill and rebuilt Witte hit and miss engine and parts motor

Price: $3,000.00
Buy It Now: $4,000.00
Time Left: 1d 12h 28m
OLIVER SUPERIOR GROUND DRIVE MANURE SPREADER VERY NICE SHAPE


OLIVER SUPERIOR GROUND DRIVE MANURE SPREADER VERY NICE SHAPE

Price: $202.00 (10 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 15h 28m
 
The First Tractors
 
The word tractor is taken from Latin, being the agent noun of trahere wich means "to pull"
The first tractors where steam powered and looked more like locomotives.They where large, extremely heavy and difficult to maneuver and they had to be pulled to the working area with horses.
Steam engines were invented in the late 1700's and applied to moving vehicles by the early 1800's.
Kerosene was commonly used as a tractor fuel in the early part of the 20th century.
Henry Ford produced his first experimental gasoline powered tractor in 1907.
Cheaper gasoline after World War II, and the introduction of diesel engines, caused kerosene to disappear as a tractor fuel. In the 1960s, diesel engines where very popular for large farm tractors, and in the 1970s, most farm tractors used diesel as fuel.
In 1904 Benjamin Holt, an american inventor, developed the first caterpillar tracks for tractors. Since the first tractors where very heavey, the caterpillar type track was used to spread the weight of the vehicles over a larger area and prevent it from sinking in the mud. Sinking into the mud was a common problem on farmland in Stockton, California where Holt lived.
When tractors were first introduced, they were fitted with metallic tires. The selling of rubber tiers for tractors started in 1932.
At the beginning of the 1930s tractors were still relatively simple machines actually. As the years went by, tractors went from two cylinder models to four to six cylinders. In 1939, Cleveland Tractor Co. outfitted all of their models with electric starters and lights.