Almost as soon as the Industrial Revolution had produced an engine, in the form of a steam engine, it was applied to use in agricultural, firstly as a stationery engine that pulled implements across the land, and later as a self-powered vehicle which could travel from farm to farm, and could even be used for other purposes such as a steam roller. The internal combustion engine had clear advantages over the steam engine in that it was lighter, simpler and didn't need to be brought up to steam before it could be used. Some car and vehicle manufacturers adapted their products to become tractors, whilst a few compabies such as David Brown and Lamborghini went into car production having made money with tractors.
David Brown (Aston Martin)
International Harvester Tractor
Lanz Bulldog 1952 Tractor. Produced in Mannheim, Germany from 1935 to 1952 with a 4.7-litre single cylinder glow plug diesel engine, which was very simple to maintain. (Some Lanz models were licensede to SFV)
Oliver Model 60 1944 Row Crop Tractor. The Model 60 was a smaller Oliver Tractor launched in 1940 as a scaled down Model 70 with the same Waukesha/Oliver gasoline engine. There were three versions, this Row Crop, standard and industrial.
SFV 302. Produced by Société Française de Matériel Agricole et Industriel de Vierzon. from 1950 to 1958. Powered by a single cylinder 5,350cc semi-diesel engine
Turner Mk2B 1951 Diesel Tractor. The Turner Manufacturing Company of Wolverhampton developed a number of diesel engines in 1944 for various uses and then in 1949 the 'Yeoman of England' Tractor was exhibited at the Royal Show powered by the 2V95 V4 3,271cc 40hp diesel. The Tractor was expensive compared to Fordson rivals and had many teething troubles and reliability problems. Production ended in 1957.