Farming isn’t easy. It means long hours, taxing physical labor and harsh conditions. Some farmers don’t even have employees to help get everything done. Autonomous tractors could be a solution to many problems.
An article in Modern Farmer yesterday (I like to keep up on farming, since I have a small plot of sorghum growing in my shower) reminded me of the plight of farmers to keep the right to fix their own machinery. Gearheads managed to get this right protected last year, but, right now, farmers are still under John…
See that tractor right there? See the one spittin’ hot fire? With all the smoke and the steam and the iron making great big heaps of noise? See the guy sitting atop it all, just living life? That’s me. In my dreams.
Putting a 400 horsepower V8 in a fifty-year-old Ferguson tractor is awesome. Letting some batshit stuntman “farmer” behind the wheel is even better and dropping in a badass soundtrack makes this the best grocery store ad ever.
Need to push back a blockade of riot police and armored vehicles? Tired of getting pepper sprayed and beat with a club? Grab the John Deere and PUNCH IT.
A report says Pennsylvania State Troopers (literally) lassoed a guy who was cruising down the street on his Cub Cadet lawn tractor with a suspended driver’s license and “three times” the legal limit of booze in his blood. So in case anybody was wondering, looks like “it’s just a mower!” is not a viable defense.
Above, you'll seen an old man drifting a tractor in the forest, and pretty much everything you need to know about Finland. Below is the story of how this same old man – four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen – set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest speed ever recorded for tractors.
Not sure what's more impressive; that this John Deere 1110D Forwarder logging rig can blast through a sticky icemud hellscape like nothing, or that somebody calls this trail "a road." Make way for mudplow,y'all.
The Caterpillar Tractor Company was incorporated in 1925, but they were essentially selling rebaged equipment made by companies Holt and Best until 1927 when they created the "Model Twenty." A total of 8,201 were built to this spec through 1931.
I thought John Deere tractors pretty much sold themselves on brand-reputation alone, but obviously their marketing game is on point. This video does a great job making the tractor-assembly process entertaining and suddenly I'm pricing out a new lawn mowing machine.
Honda UK and racing partner Team Dynamics have been chasing that coveted "fastest lawn mower" Guinness World Record for years. Today they officially claimed the title, and I gotta admit the thing's pretty wild to watch.
We were all pretty shocked about the Renault Espace minivan hauling a tractor across Spain at 120 MPH. I'm disappointed to say that report was half false, police clarified that a different vehicle was clocked at that speed earlier. But the van was indeed carrying a tractor.
The Claas Xerion isn't exactly a truck, but if any farm implement promo/demonstration video has ever warranted a "truck yeah" it's this tilting, pivoting, foxtrotting bad boy.
Burnouts in a muscle car or a hot rod is cool and all, but burning rubber in a mother fucking tractor? HELL YES.
A Vermont resident just took to a farm tractor and ran over seven police cruisers. We spoke to police and they currently have "no idea why" this happened.
Let's start with the end result here, just to get that out of the way: a very deserving charity received a lot of money. So far so good. It's the way it all went down that makes you want to retch.
We don't know if competitive moose wrangling is a thing, but if it were, we figure that offroad tractor racing would be its motorsports equivalent.
We at Jalopnik are always happy to provide consumer advice that we're sure is applicable in your day-to-day schedules. Here's how you start a tractor Australian-style. First step? Break out the short shorts.
Lenin may have equated Communism with the union of Soviet power and the electrification of the entire country, but surely he didn’t literally mean hooking everything up to the grid. His overeager disciples thought otherwise. Going through 60-year-old trade journals, nuclear physicist Miklós Tallián unearthed a bizarre…
We have no explanation as to how or why this unmanned tractor ended up doing laps and destroying cars in a Walmart parking, but that certainly doesn't make watching it happen any less amusing.