Industrial Designers Transform Tractor Industry

Birth of the industrial designer signals the rise of tractor design.

The 1937 Allis-Chalmers Model B, designed by Brooks Stevens, was as practical as it was cute. Stevens pioneered the “tube-frame” concept that gave the lightweight B good balance and traction. The tractor shown here, with a mounted 1-row cultivator, was built in 1939.
Photo by Andrew Morland