"Yeah, they were selling the horses. There was nothing to feed them. And so, the tractors was coming in and they was making - in '34 and '5 they was starting to make pretty good farm tractors that you could put a cultivator on. And John Deere put on a good cultivator on their tractors. You know how tractors go. One fellow will buy a tractor, then it just kind of builds up from there and it just keeps going. But in '34 - '34, '5 and '6 - I think there was probably more tractors sold probably than any one time."

LeRoy Hankel on the Move from Horses to Tractors


Other Excerpts from LeRoy Hankel's Interview:

Starting the Tractor
Rubber Tractor Tires
Buying Equipment
Stock Market Crash
Falling Prices
Selling Hogs
Living on a Dollar a Day
Affording the Light Bill
Dust and Rain
The Power of the Wind
Drought in the 30s
Participating in the AAA
Decline in Farms