The Rise of Orchard Tractors

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

Sweeping rear fenders dominate the profile of this McCormick O-12, the orchard version of the McCormick 12 Series. Built from 1934 to 1938, the series consisted of the F-12 Farmall, the standard-tread W-12 and the Orchard O-12. This one is owned by Ralph Johnson, Waterman, Ill.
Photo by Robert N. Pripps