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The Tractor: a quick history and why we need them to be more efficient farmers
Farmers and ranchers are some of the hardest workers out there. However, as hard as these farmers and their teams work, their equipment works even harder.
Tractors and farm equipment are subject to much abuse from rugged and demanding conditions. These tractors run so much of our lives adding so much more than the average American may realize, and their history is unique.
Tractors first emerged in the early 19th century when steam engines on wheels were used to help drive mechanical farm machinery using a flexible belt. The first portable steam engine used for agricultural purposes was invented in 1812 and it was known as the Barn Engine used mainly used to drive a corn threshing machine.
Improvements advanced and engines began to develop as the history of tractors continued. Between 1916-1922, more than 100 companies were producing farm tractors for farm uses and by 1928, the first General Purpose Tractor was introduced, allowing the planting and cultivation of three rows at a time, hereby increasing productivity.
By 1939, the Model B tractor was introduced with an electric starter and lights, rubber tires, and higher horse-power.
By 1966 tractors would offer roll bars to help protect the operator and by the early 1970s, farm tractors started to feature more comfortable seating for the operator and a sound guard protecting the tractor cab, helping to shield them from heat, cold, and dust.
As technology advances, farming has become more and more mechanized, from feeding animals to tilling the land, there is a farm tractor for every need. This technology helps farmers to be more efficient, effective, and accurate in how they plant and produce.
Since Kubota first launched their farm tractors in 1960, these made-in-Japan tractors have always led the market. Today, Kubota offers a full selection of products from small to large-sized tractors for diverse applications and scales. Kubota offers a full lineup of tractors.
Our compact utility tractors, used in domestic, agricultural, and industrial settings, excel in power, performance and compactness.
Our agricultural tractors maintain the performance and maneuverability of compact tractors, while being capable of handling heavy traction work required in farm. And with any problems you may experience, with your tractor or hay equipment our team of experts will troubleshoot and find the source of the problem to determine the most effective repair solutions.
Kubota understands that when you’re running a farm, you need to be able to rely on your farm equipment, and that equipment is our priority.