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.

The incline four developed a peak of 15.4 drawbar horsepower and 23.1 horsepower using distillate fuel during Nebraska's tractor lab tests. The best performance a Regular recorded at Nebraska a decade earlier was 12.7 drawbar and 20.1 belt-pulley horsepower.
Photo by Randy Leffingwell