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.

At the low end of the Farmall range, Johnston and Gas Power Engineering created the F-12, intended for the small operation farmer converting from horses or mules. This was one of the first 25 assembled, showing its integral 16-ince plow. The date was November 15, 1932.
Photo courtesy State Historical Society of Wisconsin, WHi (X3) 51997