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Gas Tractor - The Bull With The Pull
The impact of World War I on the development of farm machinery was tremendous. Farmers who served in the War quickly saw the usefulness of gasoline-powered cars, trucks, trailers, etc. Also, the shortage of men and draft animals on the farms stressed the need to mechanize. The Bull Gas Tractor was an early gasoline-powered tractor. Manufactured by the Minnesota Steel & Machinery Company in Minneapolis between 1914 and 1917, the Bull Gas Tractor featured a huge bull wheel that ran in the furrow and, with its long "spade" lugs, subsoiled the land. The steering wheel ran in the furrow in line with the pull wheel, making the tractor self steering and giving it a very short turning radius. The cost was $645 FOB.
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