The tractor transformed farming. John Deere, Henry Ford, and International Harvester offer three unique historical case studies from the fascinating era that introduced power farming.Read More
Did William Butterworth Oppose John Deere’s First Tractor?
For decades, William Butterworth, John Deere’s third president, has been the scapegoat, the person to blame for Deere’s “late” entrance into the tractor business. I think it’s time to let him off the hook. Deere’s tractor development program began in 1912. The industry at that …Read More
Remember the Titans: International Harvester’s Titan dominated the early tractor industry
I studied History and Classics as an undergraduate. Much of it felt so familiar, and it took some time for me to realize how much classical history surrounds us every day. From the Gemini space program and the Titan rocket, to the naming of elements …Read More
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