Rise of the Tractor

Automobile's evolution, war in Europe spur tractor development

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Right: This “will-fit” manufacturer offered a kit to convert a car to a tractor. It was claimed that a car of 20 to 25 hp could do the work of four horses; a 50- to 60-hp car could replace six to eight horses. This ad appeared in a 1918 issue of Farm Implement News.