The Rise of Orchard Tractors

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

The John Deere-Lindeman crawler was built for orchard work in the hilly western apple orchards. Deere & Co. sent basic tractors minus their wheels to the Lindemans’ Yakima, Wash., plant, where tracks were installed. This one is shown at The Two-Cylinder Days event at the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Ill.
Photo by Robert N. Pripps