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Top Tractors through the Years

Thanks to these finest brands for the best tractors

Several times over the course of the growing season, you would see a lot of farmers start and end their days on tractors. Of course, these machines have been our most indispensable equipments at the farm. Most of a farmer’s time in the farm is spent comfortably steering tractors. And for the “tractorphile” fellows who usually have a large fleet of their own, there is nothing more satisfactory than having the best machine as part of the squad.

John Deere 4020
John Deere 4020

Folks in the city might be overwhelmed when ask about their favourite cars, but among us farm people; there is nothing more interesting than talks and debates about the best tractors of all time. It is a decisive matter to put up a list of the best looking and most profound performing tractors in the world but I would try my best to put my personal take on the greatest brands of tractors among the hundreds that are made known in the market.

You can never go wrong with classic and of good reputation brands.

I have the highest respect to John Deere tractors. True to its leaping deer logo and famous slogan “nothing runs like Deere”, this American brand truthfully lives up to its words creating some of the best agricultural multi-utility vehicles. It started its production in 1918 featuring high horse power and better hydraulics that has been sought after by consumers. Their tractors prioritize in providing comfort adding up speakers and air conditioners to the units. One of the most notable models produced by John Deere was the 4020 model. It was an amped-up version of the previously launched 4010 model but featured more horsepower with an optional power shift transmission. The more compact version of John Deere’s Model A tractor which is the Model B is also outstanding because of its 4-speed transmission and front-wheel options.

Farmall H
Farmall H

Farmall tractors are also highly regarded. These farm utility vehicles are manufactured by International Harvester which is an American brand. They are considered as basic purpose tractors because they are ideal for small-scale farming with cost-effective features. One of their popular vehicles is the Farmall Model M tractors which are powered by diesel. One of the tractors from the M series came with high-clearance and was referred to as vegetable version. The H series of Farmall also dominates because of their availability in both gas and distillate configurations. It features a five-speed gearbox and 24HP overhead valve engine which is capable of high speed power to 27 mph that are recommended for farms around 160 acres. They have the ability to cultivate up to 35 acres per day.

There are a lot to admire in Ford Performance Vehicles. Ford tractors were the first to launch in mass scale with cost affordable to average farmers. The best selling Ford tractor is the Ford Model 8N. It has an average sale of more than 400 tractors a day for five straight years making it accountable for 25% of all tractors manufactured in the US at that time. It is equipped with a four-speed transmission and a position-control setting for the hydraulics. The NAA Golden Jubilee model of Ford was released during their 50th anniversary and is regarded as one of the best tractors of the company. It is four inches higher, four inches longer and a hundred pounds heavier than the previous N-series which it successfully replaced. Its notable 134 cubic-inch engine that is capable of 32HP and four-speed transmission is its best feature.

Ford NAA Golden Jubilee
Ford NAA Golden Jubilee

Agricultural machines from Massey Ferguson are also prominent. This Canadian company which started in 1847 produced the first ever four-wheel drive tractors. They launched 300 series but the most popular model was the 399 which is powered by a range of 97HP engine to 130HP at the outset of the manufacturing process.

One of the old Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers that brought a good name in producing excellent utility farming vehicles is Allis Chalmers. It is one of the big companies that are capable in producing the most powerful tractor for the size during 1953 to 1957. The WD45 is even regarded as the most important tractors ever built by the company. Apparently, Allis Chalmers made available a model that is considered affordable and became a workable option for most farmers. It is set with a 201 cubic-inch, inline-four-engine that is capable to run by gasoline, alcohol and kerosene. Its configuration settings are allowed for all steel wheels and rubber tires.

Allis Chalmers WD45
Allis Chalmers WD45

I have seen so many developments in the manufacturing of new and modern tractors in the recent years. And I believe that there are more coming up. This might mean that choosing the right tractor to invest might become somewhat audacious and confusing. However, I can confidently say, that because of the tractor’s indispensable characteristics and how they are able to make quite a few things in the agricultural sector possible, the reality will stay that tractors be regarded as the most useful tool a farmer can have.

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