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.

"Progress," Ed Johnston explained to IHC's Executive Committee, had allowed their competitors to catch up with the Farmall. This was his secret weapon to move back into the lead. Johnston developed this Increased Power Farmall, photographed on May 3, 1930.
Photo courtesy State Historical Society of Wisconsin, WHi (X3) 52020