Monday, June 03, 2013

far from the utilitarian work tractor, this 1948 orchard model from IH McCormick Deering is very streamlined!

for info:

 IH commissioned an industrial designerRaymond Loewy, to give the new Farmall general-purpose tractors a sleek new streamlined look. Designed for small-to-medium size American farms, IH's new machines offered a wider variety of capabilities, engines, and equipment options. 
IH took care to produce a model for almost every farm and every need.  Sales took off, and letter-series production did not end until 1954. Overall, the Farmall 'letter' series, well built and affordable, became not only a defining product line in IH history, but an iconic symbol of the prototypical American small-farm tractor. Many machines (especially the two largest models, the H and M) are still in operation on farms today.

1 comment:

  1. I believe the orchard tractors are designed like that to keep the tree branches from catching on the tractor. John Deere made similar orchard tractors too.