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Thoughts for Food: Why are Farm Tractors so Huge?

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You’re driving down a two lane highway, flying along at 55 mph and then you see it—the flashing lights, the giant tires—what kind of a tractor is that?  You want to pass, but that thing is huge!  Whatever happened to the skinny, little tractor with the triangle on the back, the one that could almost ride on the shoulder?  Do farmers really need these machines?  And why have they gotten to be so big?  Is bigger really better? (more…)

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