Tractors Through History

Timeline created by BBidds26
  • Jan 1st, 1000

    Plows pulled by oxen are used

    Plows pulled by oxen are used
    Plows have been used since the beginning of recorded history. They were used to break up the soil to make it easier to plant and to give the soil nutrients.
  • First Tractor ever recorded

    First Tractor ever recorded
    First Tractor.The first tractor ever built is used. The exact date was never recorded but it was early to middle 19th century. It was a steam powered farm tractor that was very popular in the lumber industry.
  • First Gasoline Powered Tractor

    First Gasoline Powered Tractor
    First Gasoline Powered Tractor. The first Gasoline powered tractor was invented on an unspecified date by John Freolich. His invention inspired John Deere to mass produce the successful line of tractors he is famous for.
  • Open Gear Tractors invented

    Open Gear Tractors invented
    The date for this invention has never been specified. Open gears on tractors allowed a much better turning radius and maneuverability. This was an improvement because before they were very difficult to steer with very limited steering.
  • First Mass Produced Tractor

    First Mass Produced Tractor
    First mass produced tractor.The first ever mass produced tractor was manufactured by Henry Ford and was called the Fordson. He used techniques similar to those that he used to mass produce the automobile or the producion line. The exact date was never specified.
  • Successful light tractor invented

    An exact date for this product's intial release is not known. Before this product, tractors were very heavy and were very expensive. With the invention of light-weight tractors it became very easy and inexpensive to transport and use a tractor.
  • Rubber wheeled Tractors used

    Rubber wheeled Tractors used
    Exact date not known. this meant that before this tractors either used metal or wooden wheels. Now, they could get much better traction on the ground and move more effectively and waste less energy.
  • Tractors outnumber horses.

    Tractors outnumber horses.
    Exact date not known. For the first time in history tractors outnumber horses and mules on farms in the United States. This is very important because it kind of marks the end of the new feeling that tractors could give people.