Homemade Tractor Craze

Farmers economized by building homemade tractors, resulting in the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

"Tractor and Gas Engine Review" ran this ad showing how “a practical tractor could be made out of a Ford or most any other car. Easily attached to or removed from the car in thirty minutes,” making a machine that could work in the fields pulling plows, drills, harrows and binders.
Illustration Courtesy Bill Vossler