Tractor & Farm Innovations
Tractor & Farm Innovations
General History History of American Agriculture 1776 - 1990 Farm Machinery and Technology 1776-1990. A simple timeline. Transportation 1776-1990 - A simple timeline. Life on the Farm 1776-1990 - A simple timeline. Farmers and the Land 1776-1990 - A simple timeline. Crops and Livestock 1776-1990 - A simple timeline.
Agricultural Machinery From Rochester University, very technical description of historical farm innovations.
The first engine powered farm tractors used steam engine and were introduced in 1868. These engines were built as small road locomotives and were operated by one man, provided the engine was less than 5 tons in weight. They were used for general road haulage and in particular by the timber trade. The most popular steam tractor was the Garrett 4CD. The first experimental gas powered tractor produced by Henry Ford was completed in 1907 under the direction of chief engineer Joseph Galamb. Its interesting to note that the name "tractor" was never applied to this machine, it was instead referred to as an "automobile plow." After 1910, the gas powered tractors were extensively used in farming
Farm Machinery An important aspect of farm machinery that is not often recognized is that it has made modern social and economic organization possible by freeing large numbers of people from food and fiber production for other work, such as manufacturing.
Tractors History of Tractors The advent of tractors revolutionized the agricultural industry.
Ford Tractors The first experimental tractor produced by Henry Ford was completed in 1907 under the direction of chief engineer Joseph Galamb. Its interesting to note that the name "tractor" was never applied to this machine, it was instead referred to as an "automobile plow."
The "bulldozer" was originally called a "caterpillar" or a crawler tractor, and was invented in 1904, by American Benjamin Holt.
Finding Old Iron Harrolds' antique tractor and engine links, aimed more for the collector, a huge resource to search.
Cotton Gin Cotton Gin Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin on March 14, 1794. The cotton gin is a machine that separates seeds, hulls and other unwanted materials from cotton after it has been picked.
Grain Elevator The Grain Elevator In 1842, the first grain elevator was built in Buffalo, NY. It was built by Joseph Dart, a Main Street retail merchant, at the foot of Commercial Street on the Buffalo Creek, in Buffalo.
Horseshoes Horseshoe Nails History varies on the origin of iron horseshoes and horseshoe nails. Horse-shoeing: their origin and history and the early history of veterinary literature. The meaning of the term "farrier" has changed dramatically over the centuries from a horse doctor to a person who shoes horses.
Reaper Reaper Cyrus H. McCormick (1809-1884) was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat.
Plow Plow John Deere invented the self-polishing cast steel plow.
Inventors George Washington Carver Invented peanut butter, adhesives, bleach, chili sauce, ink, instant coffee, linoleum, mayonnaise, paper, plastic, pavement, shaving cream, talcum powder.
Related Information Automobile The history of the automobile for over one hundred years -- inventors, famous models, timelines, the first gasoline powered car.
Steam Engines Thomas Newcomen invented the atmospheric steam engine in 1712 - timelines, steam engine history and growth, online books and other inventors.
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