Alternative Fuels in Early Farm Tractors

Alternative fuels have long tradition as ag cost-cutter

John Deere Spoker D
The two tank caps protruding through the hood of this 1923 John Deere “Spoker D” photographed at a Lynden, Wash., show, indicate it was intended to burn kerosene or other heavier fuels. The owner has painted the starting tank cap red to prevent confusion.
Photo By Chuck Lyons