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.

Grain Belt tractor ad
In this 1917 ad, Grain Belt Tractor Co. took advantage of farmers' fears about dirt eating up open gears on tractors. It possessed extra-wide wheels 5 feet in diameter with an 18-inch face, and all the gears and bearings were in an oil-tight case.
Image courtesy Bill Vossler