Farm Tractor Trivia Questions With Answers
From what Latin word was the word "tractor" derived?
A: Trahere "to pull".
A tractor is a vehicle designed primarily to deliver high
torque at low speeds, to pull machinery used in what industry?
Some tractor manufacturers produced attachments that could
be directly mounted on the tractor like front-end loaders, mowers, and
cultivators and in most cases, these fixed mounts implements were what?
A: Proprietary and unique to each make of tractor.
In the early 19th century, portable steam engines on wheels
were used to drive mechanical farm machinery by way of a what?
A: Flexible belt.
In addition to towing an implement like a mower etc. most
tractors incorporate a way to transfer power to the what?
The first semi-portable steam engine called, the "barn
engine", in 1812, was used to power a what?
A: Corn threshing machine.
One of the first traction engines was
invented in 1859 by British engineer Thomas Aveling, who modified a Clayton & Shuttleworth portable
engine by fitting a long drive chain between the engine and the what?
A: Rear axle.
The first tractors were plowing engines that were powered by what?
What do modern tractors use to provide
power to machinery
that can be either stationary or pulled by the tractor?
A: A power take-off (PTO) shaft.
Where is the PTO shaft typically located?
A: At the rear of the tractor.
Most modern tractors also provide what type of power via hoses?
Plowing engines were used in pairs, with one placed on
either side of a field to haul a plow back and forth with a what?
A: Wire cable.
In 1892, who invented the first gasoline powered tractor in Clayton County,
A: John Froelich.
The first commercially successful tractor was developed by
what British inventor in 1901?
A: Dan Albone .
Who built the first successful American tractor which had a
two-cylinder gasoline engine and was built in Charles City, Iowa?
A: Charles W. Hart and Charles H. Parr.
In 1908, what Tractor company introduced a four-wheeled
tractor, became the largest tractor manufacturer in Britain at the time?
A: The Saunderson Tractor and Implement Co.
In 1917, who first mass-produced a tractor called the
A: Henry Ford.
What new unique feature did the Fordson tractor have?
A: Used the engine block for the frame.
In 1926 who applied for a
patent for a three-point hitch
for hooking implements to tractors?
A: Harry Ferguson.
In 1938 Harry Ferguson collaborated with Henry
produce the what?
A: Ford-Ferguson 9N tractor.
What was the favorite hitch attachment for tractors with
farmers from all over the world?
A: The three-point hitch.
Tractors are classified as two-wheel drive, two-wheel drive
with front wheel assist, four-wheel drive, or what?
A: Track tractors with rubber tracks.
What type of tractors began to appear in the 1960s?
A: Four-wheel drive.
What did traction engines, the predecessors of modern
tractors, use for power?
A: Steam engines.
What has been the power source of choice for farming since the turn of the 20th century?
A: Internal combustion engines.
From 1900 to 1960 what was the predominant fuel used for tractors?
When did diesel fuel become popular as a tractor fuel?
A: Beginning in the 1960s.
What type of engines do modern farm tractors usually have?
A: Diesel engines.
Prior to the 1950s, farm tillage equipment was usually attached to the tractor via a what?
A drawbar required that the implement usually have its own what?
The Fordson tractors was very prone to roll over backwards due to what?
A: A short wheelbase.