Farmall tractor turns 100
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Farmall tractor, introduced a century ago as the all-purpose tractor designed to revolutionize the agriculture industry. It was known as “The One For All.”
The first Farmall was the vision of International Harvester engineer Bert R. Benjamin who wanted to design a tractor that wasn’t made for one single purpose but all of them.
In 1923, the patents were filed and first prototypes were hand-built for testing by farmers. By 1930, some 200 Farmall tractors were rolling off International Harvester’s Rock Island, Ill., production line every day. In 1937, Farmalls went all red, the iconic color that still distinguishes the brand and its parent company Case IH today.
Do you or someone you know have an interesting Farmall story to tell? During the yearlong 100th anniversary celebration, Case IH will be giving away a brand-new Farmall 75C tractor to one lucky winner who shares his or her passion and story about how Farmall has helped to shape the family farm over the years. The winner will be announced at the National FFA Convention on Nov. 1, 2023.
For more information on the contest and celebration of the 100th anniversary of Farmall, visit Farmall100.com.
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