Perhaps the saying should go, “Out with the NEW, in with the OLD.”
Husker Harvest Days in Nebraska is always an opportunity to see the newest technology in agriculture. But this year, attendees also reminisced on agriculture’s roots and with a walk down memory lane through an antique tractor display.
Howard Raymond represents the Nebraska Chapter of the National International Harvester Collectors Club. He detailed some of the displays.
On display included the very first Farmall tractor from 1923 that changed agriculture as we know it. Raymond said it got the farmer away from the horse and mule and got him into mechanized agriculture.
Attendees also saw a WD40, which is America’s first diesel wheel tractor. The engine starts on gasoline and switches to diesel.
Perhaps the most popular attraction was the Atlas hit and miss engine. It was used in oil fields and it could run generators for rural electricity in the 1910s and 20s.
Learn more about the display that was featured at Husker Harvest Days.