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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Harvested wheat field First tractor is invented The first engine-powered farm tractors used steam and were introduced. Click to here to see the history of tractors
Timeline Gasoline fueled tractor Charter Gasoline Engine Company creates a gasoline fueled engine.
Froelichbw The Froelich Tractor The actual first successful gasoline tractor, the Froelich tractor, is invented by John Froelich.
Timeline The Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company Froelich and eight investors formed the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company. They built four prototype tractors and sold two (though both were soon returned).
Fordsonmodelf The Fordson Henry Ford introduces a small, inexpensive model which he calls the Fordson during the World War I. Click here to visit website
Timeline Lightweight Tractors Introduced An entirely new line of lightweight tractors was engineered, supplemented by a new line of threshing machines and farm trucks. Click here to learn more
Timeline The Three-Point Hitch Harry Ferguson invented the three-point hitch. The three-point hitch was put together using a combination of linkages (three different linkage points, two on bottom and one on top) and hydraulics. (Made things much easier for farmers)
Timeline Row Crop Invented The Oliver company refined its "Row Crop" tractor with two small drive wheels in front spaced closely together.