Top Ten Favorite Tractors List

Cindy ZimmermanMachinery, Tractor

farm-and-ranch-magFarm & Ranch Living magazine has come up with a Top 10 list of All-Time Favorite Tractors.

The full list is in the magazine’s December/January issue, but we have the top three here – two of which are Farmalls.

#3: FARMALL MODEL M – 270,140 produced from 1939-1952. The retail price for the 4 cylinder machine in it’s last year of production was $2,400. At the time, the M was the largest row crop tractor that International Harvester made.

#2: FORD MODEL 8N – 524,000 produced between 1947 and 1952 with the last listed price at $1,404 in 1952. New Holland remade that popular tractor in 2010 for a limited release as the Boomer 8N, one of which was given to Jay Leno.

#1: FARMALL MODEL H – with 391,227 manufactured between 1939 and 1953, the final price was $2,000 and many H’s are still being used on farms today. It was one of the first projects of industrial designer Raymond Lowey, who was hired to restyle the entire International Harvester line.

To find out which others made the Top 10, check out the December/January issue of Farm & Ranch Living. The special section also includes a timeline of tractor history (1920-1960) and a trivia section to test your old iron IQ.