Homemade Tractor Built From Scratch

Homemade tractor, nicknamed “Katydid,” restored after 40 years in the scrap pile.

Homemade Tractor
The restored Katydid is not exactly the same tractor that my dad, Francis Whitesell, built, but it’s close. Toward the end I enlisted my brother Jerry to help wire the ignition and alternator, and we fired her up and backed her out of the shop. Dad drove her for the first time 67 years ago, and 50 years ago he drove her for the last time.