Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Sauve, E. C.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 70: the tractor as an investment PDF (914.5 KB)
a TRMTOR SBVES IN MANY WAYS The tractor will become more popular when in addition to operating the plow, it is made to operate, to a greater extent, other farm machin- ery, such as the cultivator, mower, and binder. ANOTHER JOB THE TRACTOR DOES EASILY AND WELL The harvester is another machine which the tractor often pulls in a satisfactory manner. The tractor's day is as long as the driver wants It. The belt work which a tractor motor can do is a factor which in- fluences the farmer in the purchase of his machine. When it is a question of deciding between the purchase of a stationary engine and a tractor it is very natural to select the latter, because of its ability to do more than one kind of work. There is no question but that a great number of farmers of tomorrow will plan work for their tractor according to a definite schedule, similarly to the manner in which work is carried out in the industries. This plan when successfully carried out would add greatly to the profits of the tractor. The conclusions to be drawn from the replies from the 106 tractor owners are undoubtedly favorable to the tractor. However, there are a few conditions where tractors can not be used profitably. Three limiting factors are: stony lands, exeessively hilly lands and small fields. The owners of such lands who do little or no belt work with their tractors are dissatisfied. Such sales are harmful not only to fur- ther justifiable sales in these communities but to power farming in general. Far sighted tractor manufacturers are realizing that it is not good policy to encourage sales under such adverse conditions.
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