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Tractor collections, antique farm toys, antique farm tractors, history of tractor manufacturers and more.

Restoring a One of a Kind Homemade Tractor

Story by Bill Vossler

Restoring a one of a kind engine. Follow along as a Minnesota man tackles challenge of restoring a homemade tractor.

The Hamilton Walking Tractor

Column by Sam Moore

Advertised as ideal for orchardists and being "as flexible as a single horse,", the Hamilton Walking Tractor seemed like a viable option for farmers, but why did it die out?

Farm Jeeps at Work

Story by Barry Thomas

Changes to the military vehicle were made so that the new model CJ2A “Universal Jeep” would be the ideal farm machine.

A Taste of the Amber Nectar

Column by Josephine Roberts

Discover a taste of amber and learn about a pair of iconic orange tractors, the reliable Fordson N and the dependable Nuffield 4/60.


Strong Survivors: Trio of Rare Tractors Endure

Story by Bill Vossler

Learn about a tri of survivors, after an unfortunate fire, a lucky trio of tractors survive. Discover more about them by reading on.

Our 1938 John Deere B

Story by Gary Griesse

Learn about one family’s struggles and success during the harshest years of the dust bowl with their reliable 1938 John Deere B.

Tractors of the New Deal

Story by Robert N. Pripps

Learn about the great depression and the tractors that made a world of difference throughout the era and into the new deal.

Scale Models of Perfection

Story by Bill Vossler with Photos Courtesy of Mike Riebel

Learn how an aspiration for building a scale model steam engine from scratch gave rise to a mechanical downsizing hobby, modelling engine of every sort.


Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

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