With the onset of “Fall Fair Season” under-way, it is almost expected to see the odd farm implement hanging out at the fair. This was not the case. This old beauty is far from being retired. It, along with scores of other “newer” tractors, was only resting for the night on the edge of a field near Fergus, Ontario Canada. I couldn’t believe it. Brings new life to the saying “They don’t make ’em like they used to”.
The first engine-powered farm tractors used steam and were introduced in 1868. These engines were built as small road locomotives and were operated by one man if the engine weighed less than 5 tons. They were used for general road haulage and in particular by the timber trade. The most popular steam tractor was the Garrett 4CD.