Henry Ford’s first gas-powered tractor was actually a car, which Ford called the Automobile Plow and built during 1906 and ’07. Why was Ford focused on a tractor more than a year before the first Model T rolled off the assembly line? It may have to do with Ford’s childhood on his family’s farm in Dearborn, Michigan. There, Ford learned just how backbreaking farming could be. In this light, Ford’s interest in tractors was an attempt to make...Continue Reading