Rise of the Tractor

Automobile's evolution, war in Europe spur tractor development

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Above: The kerosene-burning Mogul 8-16 tractor was first manufactured by the International Harvester Co. in 1914. A similar tractor won first place in the small tractor category of the Winnipeg plowing competition in 1910, plowing one acre in one hour and 15 minutes with a plow with three 12-inch bottoms.