Moving from Horse to Case Tractor (ca. 1925)

Pete Peterson harrowing with horse team in Ohop Valley
Pete Peterson harrowing with horse team in Ohop Valley

It was a big transition to move from horse to tractor. Here are pictures of Pete Peterson plowing in Ohop Valley first with his horses, and later with a 1920’s Case tractor.

My grandfather (Louie Mettler Sr. ) used to talk about having to hook the team of horses up to the tractor at times.

Tractor Wars
During 1923 a so-called Tractor war ensued, a four-way struggle between Ford, John Deere, Case, and IHC. Ford, with a massive advantage in manufacturing capacity and distribution, had the upper hand, producing an estimated 73% of all American tractors, with Case-IHC in a far away second place at 9%, and several other companies sharing the rest of the percentages. (per Wikipedia)

Pete and Ted Peterson with their Case tractor (ca. 1925)
Pete and Ted Peterson with their Case tractor (ca. 1925)

Photos courtesy of Linda Lewis.

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(LtoR) R. Norquist, Ted Peterson, and Pete Peterson posing next to tractor on Torger Peterson home in Ohop Valley
(LtoR) R. Norquist, Ted Peterson, and Pete Peterson posing next to tractor on Torger Peterson home in Ohop Valley

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