The Super M-TA was International Harvester’s first tractor to have live power. Live power made it so you could push in the clutch on the tractor the Power Take Off or PTO would not stop spinning. (New McCormick... ... middle of paper ... ...26,924 of the tractor it’s considered a collectors tractor. Another factor is that it was the last of the letter series along with the other “Supers”. The Super M-TA also, as shown by my research, made life a lot easier for farmers who owned one of these amazing tractors.
During the 50s and 60s John Deere was aggressively trying new things. Come 1964 Deere produced farm equipment and light industrial equipment and where the number one producers. It was 34% of the market (Gustafson 5). .In 1962 a farmer could purchase a new John Deere 4020, making 83 Horsepower, for $8000 or less. One of the icons of American agriculture later became the 4020 (Gustafson 1).Pre 1967 Case built an industrial tractor like backhoes and dozers.
In 1879 at the very young age of only sixteen Henry left home for Detroit the present day motor city. (Ford Motor C.) In Detroit Henry worked as an apprentice to a machinist. (Wik 190.) Returning home to help with farming from time to time he remained in his apprenticeship for 3 years. (Ford Motor C.) In the years to follow Henry more or less drifted in his work such as operating or repairing steam engines, finding occasional work in a Detroit factory, and over-hauling his father's farm implements, as well as lending a reluctant hand with other farm work.
When driving around the country, one sees hundreds and thousands of acres either planted or tilled. Sometimes one might wonder… “Who would be smart enough to think of something that can plant and till this land?” Also, who is the person that thought of pulling it behind an implement of that complexity? John Deere, the man, and the business, started out in Rutland, Vermont in 1804, He left a legacy that would change agriculture forever. When John Deere crafted his famous steel plow in his blacksmith shop in 1837, he also forged the beginning of Deere & Company “John”. Today John Deere is recognized as the world’s leading manufacture of agriculture implements (Dalhstrom 3).
His father left for England in 1808 to get the family inheritance but never came back. John had three brothers and one sister. John wanted to be a blacksmith, so every day after school he stopped to watch the blacksmith work. At age seventeen, he took a 3 year apprenticeship with a very well know blacksmith in town. In 1829 he opened his own shop but not even ten years after he opened his first shop he picked it up and moved to Grand Detour, Illinois in 1837.
“Deere was born on February 7, 1804, in Rutland, Vermont. His parents, both English, had stayed in the new colonies after America's Revolutionary War” (Leffingwell 8). In 1836, at age 32 the well established blacksmith, John Deere, moved to Grand Detour, Illinois to be the towns repairman. He located to the village to be a repairman and small tool builder. At the time the problem with plowing the prairie land was the mud/soil would stick to the plow and would not fall off.
He came through Ellis Island and settled in Minnesota. Upon arrival in the United States, my great grandfather traveled to northern Minnesota. He lived with approximately 50 men in a crude barracks in northern Minnesota. Although he knew no English, he was able to get a job working at a lumber mill in Northern Minnesota. Around 1900, my great grandfather and his father bought 80 acres in Minnesota where they logged lumber on their own land.
In 1831, Lincoln decided to leave his family and go off on his own. In July he moved to New Salem, Illinois, where he boarded at Rutledge's tavern and became acquainted with the owner's daughter, Ann. New Salem was a frontier village consisting of one long street on a bluff over the Sangamon River. On August 6th, 1832 Lincoln was defeated while running for the Illinois State Legislature. Lincoln began to operate a general store in New Salem along with William F. Berry.
He remained an apprentice for three years and then returned to Dearborn. During the next few years, Henry divided his time between operating and repairing steam engines, finding occasional work in Detroit factories, and working on his fathers broken down farm equipment, as well as lending an unwilling hand with other farm work. Henry got married to Clara Bryant in 1888 Henry supported himself and his wife by running a sawmill (Collier, 145 - 152). In 1891, Henry became an engineer with the Edison Illumination Company. This was an important event in his life because it signified that he had made a conscious career move into industrial pursuits.
Henry was born on July 30,1863 in Wayne County near Dearborn Michigan. Ford was a farmer at his dad’s farm he left farming at 16 to work as an apprentice in Detroit Machine shop. Henry Ford developed his plans for the first horseless carriage it was going good so far. Ford took a step forward and started to design the Model T. In 1888, Henry Ford married Clara Ala Bryant he briefly went back to farming to support his wife and son Edsel he was holding on with the right about of money to support his family . But three years later Ford was hired as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company (“Henry Ford Biography”).