The Rise of Orchard Tractors

Streamlined orchard tractors were designed to slip in and out of tight places.

A 1946 McCormick Model OS-4, a derivative of the W-4, the standard-tread version of the Farmall H. There was also a Model O-4 equipped with “citrus fenders.” Both orchard versions featured air intakes and exhausts below the hood, a low seat and steering wheel, and a much reduced tread width.
Photo by Robert N. Pripps