During WW2 when production swung away from farm machinery to build military goods, many farmers converted their Ford Model A’s to tractors. They were called, ‘Doodlebugs.’
This is from the Snow Motor sales film, it was a conversion kit that you could put on your tractor (or car!) during the winter. They show it pulling huge loads, and, on dirt it plows as it goes! Works on any surface but pavement. You can still see a few examples around, as well as a few massive military versions… try here:
(Source: catastrofe, via pricklylegs)
Listen up all you perfectionists and naysayers: If it looks stupid, but it works, it ain’t stupid.
EJ Potter, The Michigan Madman, found a rare Allison dual-V12 24-cyl bomber engine and made a tractor pull tractor called “Double Ugly”