Tractor Traditions

Legends of the Land: 
Classic Tractors of the Farming Life

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  • Farmall Cub Tractor
    Cultivating Family Traditions

    More than a machine, tractors often hold a special place in families, being passed down from one generation to the next. Here's a story about how one tractor has become a multi-generational legacy,

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  • Pink Tractor
    A Tractor that's Perfect in Pink!

    Sometimes life throws you a curveball. That's the story behind this tractor that's painted pink. It's a symbol of resilence and determination in fighting back against breast cancer. Today, it serves as a source of inspiration.

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  • Tractor named Sarge
    Say Hello to a Tractor Named Sarge

    Sarge may seem like an unusual name for a tractor, but in this story Sarge is more than a name. It's a memory of a friend who also shared a love of tractors. Today that memory stays alive in this beautifully restored tractor.

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  • Homemade combine
    Next Generation of Tractor Enthusiasts

    The future of farming is in good hands if the young man in this story is any indication. Find out how a crop of sunflowers and a dad's determination to fulfill his son's special dream led to the building of this homemade combine.

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  • Grape Harvester
    Raise a Toast to a Specialty Tractor

    The next time you take a sip of grape juice or enjoy a glass of wine, you might wonder about how the grapes were harvested. A classic style of specialty tractor has been making the harvest of grapes easier for many decades.

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  • Ford 8N Tractor
    Timeout for a Tractor Restoration

    The hectic pace of life left little time for Dustin Hendrix to restore the 1952 Ford 8N tractor that had been in his family for generations. The Covid-19 pandemic gave him a pause in the fast pace of life to give it a complete restoration.

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  • Farmall tractor
    Family Fun with Farmall Tractors

    Robert Burgess has always had a fondness for Farmall tractors. It started as a child riding with his dad. His fascination has lasted right into retirement. His family of tractors are a popular hit at festivals and shows.

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  • Ford 8N tractor
    A Family that's All in for Allis Chalmers Tractors

    Many families develop a liking for a certain make of tractor. For the Ramsey family, it's all about Allis Chalmers tractors. It all started when the grandfather traded his horse for an Allis Chalmers, starting a family tradition.

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  • Ford 8N tractor
    Fond Memories Made on Two Ford 8N Tractors

    Great memories can be made sitting in the seat of a tractor, especially classics like the Ford 8N. Enjoy the story of two tractors that have shaped the memories of a man who fondly recalls the good old days.

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  • Ford 8N tractor
    The Love of a Tractor Lasts Forever

    Bob Nelson says that if it's possible to "love" an inanimate object, that's the feeling he has for his Grandpa's 1948 Ford 8N tractor. Step back in time and listen to Bob share his story of how that tractor shaped his childhood.

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  • Farmall tractor
    A Tractor Comes Full Circle Back Home

    A tractor that left a family for three decades makes it back home after a cross-country trip to retrieve it. Discover how a son reclaimed a tractor purchased by his father approximately 60 years ago.

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  • Trio of Tractors
    A Trio of Tractors Tells a Family's Story

    Each of these three tractors holds a story about a family's history, including the pink tractor in the middle that serves as a tribute to a woman's couragous and successful battle against breast cancer.

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  • Ford 8N
    Second Chance for an Old Ford 8N Tractor

    An old Ford 8N tractor finds new life after leaving a family that had owned it for 70 years. The new owner had never restored a tractor before. But then he started tinkering with it. Find out what happened next.

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  • Row of Tractors
    An Old Tractor Reaches Today's Youth

    An old Rumely tractor just 9 years shy of 100 years old helped teach kids about farming long ago. The kids were intrigued and went home with stories about this amazing machine to tell their parents. 

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  • Allis-Chalmers
    A Tractor with a Past, Present and Future

    Sometimes tractors are the bridge that connects generations in a family. Discover how an Allis-Chalmers tractor did just that for one family. It's a heartfelt story about the role tractors play in lives.

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