A selection of ten great old vintage tractor photographs and artwork from the portfolio of Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
Tractor artwork for fans of old farm equipment and great country decor. The tractor artwork is available as canvas prints, metal, framed and matted artwork and more!
This old red tractor can be found on display at the Quechee Village in just outside of Woodstock, Vermont.
Early morning fog over a great older John Deere, green and yellow tractor in Etna, New Hampshire. Many of these classic old tractors are still in use after so many years of service.
A collection of old retired tractors line up outside a farm in the Keene, New Hampshire area.
This old tractor comes to visit a meadow near my home twice a summer to cut the hay. Who knows how long this old work horse has been in service. These machines sit outside in the weather half the time but they seem to live forever.
So, out back lie iron hunks of metal
That once was the heart of the farm.
Tractors and old trucks in their former glory
Just waiting to be restored and remind us of their story.
Part of a poem by Cindy Ladage –
Amazing detail on this old tractor and the rustic barn its housed in when not in use haying fields in the Lyme, New Hampshire area.
A cute old vintage Ford tractor still in use on a hay field in Etna, New Hampshire. Love the blue and white color scheme and the rounded art deco styling.
A collection of old vintage tractors on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Acrylic painting effect from an original photography by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
Antique tractors can indeed still perform on a modern day farm, but different tractors may be needed for different farming purposes. Before buyers run out and purchase an antique tractor, there are a few things that they should consider and a few questions that they may need to ask themselves first.
There are four basic tractor front-end types that are built for various farming needs.The tricycle front end tractor is mainly dubbed as a row-crop tractor because it is narrow and works well between rows of crop. It is generally used for cultivating. The name of the tractor describes its physical characteristics as it is designed with two spaced back wheels and one front wheel. Some tricycle tractors actually have two front wheels, but they are situated so close together that the tractor still has a tricycle-like appearance.
Farmall was a model name and later a brand name for tractors manufactured by the American company International Harvester (IH). The Farmall name was usually presented as McCormick-Deering Farmall and later McCormick Farmall in the evolving brand architecture of IH.
Farmalls were general-purpose tractors. Their origins were as row-crop tractors, a category that they helped establish and in which they long held a large market share. During the decades of Farmall production (1920s to 1970s), most Farmalls were built for row-crop work, but many orchard, fairway, and other variants were also built. Most Farmalls were all-purpose tractors that were affordable for small to medium-sized family farms and could do enough of the tasks needed on the farm that the need for hired hands was reduced and the need for horses or mules was eliminated. Thus Farmall was a prominent brand in the 20th-century trend toward the mechanization of agriculture in the US.
An old John Deere tractor outside a historic old barn in downtown, metropolis, Etna, New Hampshire, part of Hanover, home to Dartmouth College.
Close up of an great old tractor showing years of service and work.