The first cars, resembling the design of the tractor, appeared in the XIX century. Subsequently, this faithful car became an indispensable assistant to farmers. Let us recall the tractor-legend of the foreign automotive industry. Rating of the American resource Farms.com.


1. John Deere 4020
Power – 96 liters. with.
Years of release – 1963-1972.
Manufactured machines – 184,879.
The factory price is $ 10,345 (as of 1972).
Modifications: 4020 – for row crops, 4020S – standard, 4020NS – for tall crops (including vegetable).
Engines: diesel 6.6 liters, petrol 5.6 and 5.9 liters, on liquefied gas 5.9 liters.
The wheelbase is 247 cm (4020), 254 cm (4020S).
The length is 383.5 cm.
Height – 198-225 cm (depending on the version).
Weight – 3916-4330 kg (depending on the version).
During the release period – the most popular tractor model in North America. Designed to replace the model 4010. 6-cylinder engine. Transmission Syncro Range (8 forward speeds and 2 reverse). Replaced with a series of 4230.

2. Ford 8N
Power – 22 liters. with.
Years of release – 1947-1953.
Manufactured machines – 524,076.
Factory price – $ 1404 (as of 1952).
Engine: 4-cylinder 2 liters.
Wheelbase – 177 cm.
Length – 292 cm.
Height – 138 cm.
Weight – 1093 kg.
The most popular tractor of all time in North America. The release began in July 1947. Increased power and improved 4-speed transmission, improved hydraulics, which improved the response of the machine to different types of soil. Replaced by Ford NAA model.

3. John Deere B
Capacity – 11.8-16 / 18.3-20.5 / 25-28 l. with.
Years of release – 1935-1938 / 1939-1946 / 1947-1952.
Manufactured vehicles – 55 670/136 863/109 253 (total 301 786).
Factory price – $ 1900 (as of 1952 minutes).
Engine: 2-cylinder 2.4 l / 2.9 l / 3.1 l.
Wheelbase – 215 cm.
Weight – 1485 / 1314-2038 / 1948-2265 kg.
Modifications: B – movable front axle, –íR – fixed front axle, software – garden, BN – narrow row row crop, BW – wide row row crop, VI – industrial, Lindeman software – tracked.
Created as a less powerful (by a third) version of the John Deere A model especially for small farmers who grew tilled crops. Over the years of production, 3 generations of the model changed: the original ones (produced before 1938), the early ones (1939-1946, the engine was replaced with a more powerful and improved sheet steel) and later (from 1947, the engine was strengthened once again) had different characteristics.

4. Farmall M
Manufacturer – International Harvester (IH) (USA)
Power – 25-37 l. with.
Years of release – 1939-1954.
Manufactured cars – 270 140.
Factory price – $ 2,400 (as of 1952 minutes).
Engine: 4-cylinder petrol or diesel 4.1 liters.
Weight: 2200-3067 kg.
Modifications: MD – diesel, MV – for tall crops, MDV – diesel for tall crops, AM – for the Australian market, VM – for the British market, and-6 – industrial.
Began to be produced with a gasoline engine, in the end began to produce diesel, finding them more economical

5. John Deere A
Power – 18-24 (1 generation) / 34-38 (2 generations) l. with.
Years of release – 1934-1952.
Manufactured cars – 300 thousand.
Factory price – $ 2,400 (as of 1952 minutes).
Engine: 2-cylinder 5.1 and 5.3 liters.
Mass: 1715 (1934-1938), 2086 (1939-1946) and 2371 kg (from 1947).
Modifications: AR – standard front axle, AO – garden, AOS – high garden, AW – with adjustable front axle width, AN – with single front wheel, AWH – with adjustable front axle width for tall crops, ANH – with single front wheel for tall cultures, AI – industrial.
The first real tractor is John Deere and the first tractor of the company with rubber wheels. In 1940, the engine capacity was increased, and in 1941, the 4-speed transmission was replaced by 6-speed. At the beginning of production were the most popular model due to its low price.

6. Massey Ferguson 399
Capacity – 85 (1987-1988) / 97 (1988-1991) / 104 (1991-1994) / 125-130 (1994-1997) l. with.
Years of release – 1987-1997.
The factory price is $ 28.9 thousand (rear wheel drive) / $ 34.3 thousand (all-wheel drive) (as of 1988), $ 37.8 thousand (as of 1997).
Engine: 6-cylinder 5.8 l.
Wheelbase – 257 cm (rear wheel drive) / 263 cm (front wheel drive).
Weight: 3276-3637 kg.
The most powerful tractor of the 300th series. Main advantages: reliability, comfortable cabin, high performance, powerful engine (at the end, turbocharging was added, which increased the power to 125-130 hp.). Light, but powerful enough tractor had the maximum power for its size. Replaced with a series of 4200. +

7. Farmall H
Manufacturer – International Harvester (IH) (USA)
Power – 19-24 liters. with.
Years of release – 1939-1953.
Manufactured machines – 391,227.
The factory price is $ 2000 (as of 1953).
Engine: 4-cylinder 2.5 l.
Wheelbase – 224 cm.
Length – 319 cm.
Weight – 1757 kg.
Modifications: HV – for tall crops, I-4 – industrial, B-4 – garden.
One of the most popular models of the company. Due to the fact that it developed a speed of up to 43 km / h, it was interesting for farms up to 65 hectares, since it could process up to 14 hectares per day. It was equipped with a 6-volt electrical system and a 6-speed (including reverse) gearbox.

8. Allis-Chalmers WD 45 /
Manufacturer – Allis-Chalmers (USA) (now – part of AGCO).
Power – 23-40 liters. with.
Years of release – 1953-1957.
Manufactured cars – 90382 (of which 6509 are diesel, the rest are petrol).
The factory price is $ 2,400 (as of 1956).
Engine: 4-cylinder gasoline or liquefied gas 3.7 liters, 6-cylinder diesel 3.8 liters.
Wheelbase – 223 cm.
Weight – 1810-1940 kg.
The most powerful tractor in this class. One of the most popular tractors Allis-Chalmers and the first tractor of this company with power steering. The successor to the WD series, exceeded its capacity by almost 2 times. Out of production in connection with the launch of the series D.

9. Ford NAA Golden Jubilee
Power – 20-31 liters. with.
Years of release – 1952-1954.
Manufactured cars – 128 965.
The factory price is $ 1,560 (as of 1954) the most.
Engine: 4-cylinder 2.2 liter petrol.
Wheelbase – 187 cm.
Length – 302 cm.
Weight – 1286 kg.
The release began in September 1952. Created to replace the N series in honor of the 50th anniversary of Ford. Compared with the previous series, the length and height increased by 10 cm, and weight – by 45 kg. Had a 4-speed gearbox. The NAB model was produced on kerosene, but quite a few such tractors were sold. At the end of 1954, a decision was made to label the series with 3-digit numbers and the release of the NAA series was terminated.

10. Allis-Chalmers WC
Manufacturer – Allis-Chalmers (USA) (now – part of AGCO).
Power – 12-30 liters. with.
Years of release – 1933-1950.
Manufactured machines – 178,202.
Factory price is $ 675 (iron wheels) / 825 (rubber) as of 1934, $ 1341 in 1947.
Engine: 4-cylinder petrol 3 or 3.3 liters.
Weight – 1223-2059 kg.
Modifications: WF – 4-wheeled, WC Speed  Maintainer, WC Speed Patrol.
The most popular model of Allis-Chalmers tractors. An improved version of the model W. Due to its low price, it became affordable and profitable during the Great Depression.
The first model of the tractor with rubber wheels as standard. Options were also available with metal wheels or front rubber and metal rear. Like most tractors of its time, could work on various types of fuel (gasoline, kerosene, alcohol). It was equipped with an additional fuel tank so that it was possible to start the tractor on gasoline, and after warming up, transfer to kerosene or alcohol. It was produced in 3- and 4-wheel versions, and the 3-wheel was much more popular. Since 1939, electric starter and headlamps have been included in the basic configuration, more than 90% of buyers were ordered at that time. Very well suited for use with trailed combine harvester of the same company, which also added to the popularity of both machines.