Red Tractors Down Under: International Harvester Company of Australia
Red Tractors first made an appearance down under in 1852 and became one of the island-nation's premier brands.
The Farmall AM was a row-crop version of the AW-6 sold with standard front and rear axles, radiator shutters, heat control, swinging drawbar, exhaust muffler, 6.0x16 front tires, two front- and rear-wheel weights, and rear tires sized 13.5x32 or 11x38. The tractor sold for $2,556.
Photo courtesy Sarah Galloway collection
Photo courtesy R. Devlin collection
"Red Tractors 1958-2013" (Octane Press, 2013) is author Lee Klancher's meticulously researched look at the history of International Harvester Company, a landmark American company that defined agricultural business for a century.