The History of Farmall Tractors: 1930-1935

In order to keep up with the progress of competition, Ed Johnston proposed improvements to make the Farmall a better tractor. Discover the changes that occurred to create more modern, small-scale F-20s, F-30s and F-40s.

P.Y. Timmons, IHC's power-farming equipment sales manager, alerted IHC's management that farmers had reintroduced sugar cane as a crop in Louisiana. By late 1933, Ed Johnston's engineers were at work to create a useful machine.
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