During the 20th century, the general purpose tractor became the single most important piece of farming equipment. Motorized with the ability to pull any tool, the tractors significantly increased productivity on the farm. Experimentation with motorized tractors was taking place already in the late 19th century. During the early 1900s, tractor production increased, and, in 1905, the first factory was erected that was devoted entirely to tractor production.
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|Early 1900s to WWI||Post WWI|