THIS PAPER presents an appraisal and evaluation of progress in the development of farm equipment in the USSR. Included in the discussion are present production wheel and diesel tractors, ranging from 18 to 54 hp; new models intended for 1959 production; and current wheel-type farm tractors and tracklaying farm tractors.
The Appendix lists specifications of tractor engines, starting engines, and the current tractors.
Material in this paper was gathered by the author during a 9000-mile trip through the Soviet Union. He was a member of the six-man Scientific and Engineering Team sponsored by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1958.*