Ford and Allis-Chalmers tractors

Ford and Allis-Chalmers tractors
Mechanical tractors and other large-scale farm equipment became more and more popular on Eastern North Carolina farms as technology progressed in the 1900s. Tractors that were cranked by hand using a small handle on the front of the machine and that used gasoline for fuel began to replace wooden hand-drawn and mule-drawn plows. The gray tractor is a hand-cranked Fordson built by the Ford Motor Company in 1918. The orange tractor, an Allis-Chalmers Model B, also utilized a crank but was built to be more comfortable for the rider. This tractor was produced between approximately 1937-1957. Both of these tractors were used during the transition period between the use of mule-drawn plows and the use of more modern day equipment. Dates approximated. The accompanying video describes the tractors.
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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