Over the last century, tractors have become a valuable and necessary piece of equipment on nearly all dairy farms. These tractors are used for many tasks, from mixing and delivering feed to planting and harvesting crops.

To learn how a tractor is made, Hoard’s Dairyman visited Case IH at its global headquarters in Racine, Wis. This year marks the company’s 175th anniversary. At the plant, we were able to follow a tractor through the production process.

Once assembly is completed, the tractor is taken outside to be driven and inspected one last time. After the final inspection, the tractor is moved to the dock where it will be hauled by truck around the United States or shipped overseas.

In just one day, a tractor is built from start to finish. By the next day, it is headed out the door to its new destination.

More details can be found in the Young Dairyman article on page 366 of the May 25, 2017, issue of Hoard's Dairyman.