Century-old tractor steals the show


Local News

June 10, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Neil Hartwig poses with his 1919 Indiana tractor at a Humboldt tractor show Saturday. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON

HUMBOLDT —  Today, tractors as large as small buildings, can work fields that 100 years ago would have been considered a complete farm, in a day’s time.

Many a family farm in the early 1900s consisted of about 80 acres.

Tractors of manageable size were just finding their ways into fields, replacing steam-power behemoths that were more novelties than everyday working machines, as well as teams of horses. 

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