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.

1936 F-20. Little ran made for hard, dry soil and plenty of bean stubble for the two-bottom Little Genius 12-plows and F-20 to work through. The F-20's four-speed transmission and extra power advantage over the first generation Regular Farmall gave farmers plenty of strength to get through tough conditions.
Photo by Randy Leffingwell