1931's Remote-Controlled Farm of the Future

The March 1931 issue of The Country Gentleman magazine included this advertisement for Timken bearings. With the bold headline "100 YEARS AHEAD" the ad promises that the farmer of the future may be unrecognizable — thanks to Timken bearings, of course. Our farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk… » 8/14/14 1:11pm 8/14/14 1:11pm

This Manure-Tossing Monstrosity Can Shred and Spread a Whole Car

Fertilizing your garden is no easy feat when you've got acres upon acres of farmland to cover. That's why industrial farming complexes rely on massive mechanical manure spreaders to evenly distribute cow crap. And atop this poopy pile sits the king of shit slingers, the Artex CB1200. » 6/19/14 4:54pm 6/19/14 4:54pm

You'll Squeal Like a Pig For an '85 Toyota Pickup!

The funny thing about Toyota's 1985 claim that 95% of all Toyota trucks ever built were still on the road is that it's probably still true today (although perhaps the attrition rate is higher among Warlord Edition™ Hiluxes, what with all the high-explosive ordnance they tend to encounter in their daily routine). Here… » 3/14/08 1:00pm 3/14/08 1:00pm