The Rise of Orchard Tractors

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

A 1954 Allgaier Porsche P312 Kaffeelug (coffee train), possibly the rarest of Porsche tractors: Only 300 were made. Most were shipped to Brazil. Based on the standard Porsche tractor with a 2-cylinder diesel engine of 100 cubic inches, the tractor was found to be underpowered and its use was discontinued. The French company Allgaier had taken over the Porsche tractor line, while Porsche concentrated on sports cars.
Photo by Andrew Morland