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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.

So visit us often, since the content changes from day to day.

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GPO John Deere 1937 ORCHARD Tractor - ie AOS GP AO BO


GPO John Deere 1937 ORCHARD Tractor - ie AOS GP AO BO

Price: $8,900.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 7h 37m
FARMALL A TRACTOR - RESTORABLE BARNFIND


FARMALL A TRACTOR - RESTORABLE BARNFIND

Price: $750.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 8h 8m
L@@K OLD CASE TRACTOR AS YOU SEE IT WITH LOADER NJ


L@@K OLD CASE TRACTOR AS YOU SEE IT WITH LOADER NJ

Price: $1,000.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 7h 35m
CoOP #3 ANTIQUE TRACTOR, FENDERS, GAS, 37 PTO HP, Original Tractor


CoOP #3 ANTIQUE TRACTOR,  FENDERS,  GAS,  37 PTO HP,  Original Tractor

Price: $1,900.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 9h 8m
road grader


 road grader

Price: $4,500.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 11h 24m
Nickel D 1926 John Deere Tractor Unstyled ie- 1925 Spoker D Keyed D


Nickel D 1926 John Deere Tractor Unstyled  ie- 1925 Spoker D   Keyed D

Price: $10,200.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 8h 28m
FLYBALL GOVERNOR PATENTS, THE GLORY YEARS - 1839 - 1908


FLYBALL GOVERNOR PATENTS,  THE GLORY YEARS - 1839 - 1908

Price: $55.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 10h 37m
vintage walk behind garden tractor ONE WHEEL


 vintage walk behind garden tractor      ONE WHEEL

Price: $295.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 14h 24m
Antique Pelton 12c water motor, water wheel.


Antique Pelton 12c water motor,  water wheel.

Price: $9.99 (1 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 15h 29m
 
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.