agricultural tractors


Drone exploration of wheat farming in Kansas

A John Deere combine between rows of late season corn under a classic Colorado sunset.  This is from my first ever batch of home developed e-6 film, I’m now happy to be completely free of labs for film developing!

Near Greeley, Colorado - November 2015

Shot notes:

Velvia 50 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens
10 seconds at f22, 2 stop soft GND filter


Even before being called to Federal service in August of 1917, the California National Guard was training with tracked armored vehicles.

The C.L.Best Tractor Company of San Leandro, a agricultural tractor manufacturer and rival of Stockton’s Holt Caterpillar Company, built two prototype tanks based on their Model 75 tractor.

Undated photographs, show one of the tanks training with an infantry unit of the California National Guard, probably the 5th Infantry Regiment (after August 1917, the 159th Infantry Regiment, 40th Division).

One tank was used for recruiting purposes in San Francisco on 4 July 1917.

FRANCE, Paris : Farmers steering tractors take part in a national demonstration on the Cours de Vincennes avenue near Place de la Nation in Paris, on September 3, 2015, to protest against the falling prices that they say are endangering their livelihoods. The protest comes after months of unrest as farmers in the dairy and meat industries become increasingly desperate in the face of plummeting food prices which they blame on foreign competition, as well as supermarkets and distributors. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

“Monterey County, California. Rural youth. Mechanization; the agricultural employee. At the wheel of a farm-all tractor*, 5/2/1940″

Rondal Partridge, photographer.  From the series:  Study of Youth Photographs, 1940 - 1940

(*The tractor is clearly a John Deere and not a Farm-All.  It’s possible the photographer, Rondal Partidge, was referring to the tractor in general terms and not to a specific make.)