Victim of the Times and Rival Tractor Companies

The promising Grain Belt tractor was swamped by stiff competition from hundreds of other tractor companies and ultimately discontinued.

1917 Grain Belt 15-30 tractor
In 1917, this Grain Belt 15-30 tractor was used near Litchville, N.D. The bank there had invested a great deal of money in the company, and lost it all. This single tractor was its payment. It came to Litchville on a flatcar and was unloaded and bought by an area farmer, who eventually quit using it and put it in his shed. When he decided to put his new combine in his shed, he removed the Grain Belt and sold it for junk.
Photo courtesy Richard Birklid