This is the story of a farm boy's dream. A dream of making farming easier for his family and farmers everywhere. A dream that would propel him into the farm machinery industry and eventually secure for him a special place in history...
NEW: Click here to read the life story of Peter Pakosh from the National Post, February 23,1999
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Introduction to the Author of 'Versatile Tractors: A Farm Boy's Dream'
Thanks to McNally Robinson for a great book launch and to everyone for helping make it so memorable!
The following are some reviews of "Versatile Tractors: A Farm Boy's Dream":
The Western Producer 11/27/03: "Versatile Tale Makes Good Reading."
E-STREAMS Vol. 7, No. 5 - May 2004: "Versatile Tractors is an interesting and informative read... highly recommended."
The Globe and Mail 11/22/03: "Charming combination of family scrapbook and corporate history."
Diamond Enterprises & Book Publishers May 2004: "This book is a must-have for any tractor machinery and farm history buff."
Winnipeg Free Press 01/08/04: "Versatile book coincides with tractor maker's rebirth
The Pitstop Bookshop: "It is a great story and well told, with many anecdotes about the trials of running a farm machinery company."
I have been trying to encourage The Royal Canadian Mint to honour Versatile Manufacturing for its role in making the greatest tractors in the world for some 40 years. What a great Canadian success story!
You can e-mail them here: Royal Canadian Mint.
It's here! A series of web articles on early Versatile equipment and tractors D100 G100 G125 D118 D145 900 300 BIG ROY
Introduction to our Web Articles The Modern Pakosh Grain Auger
Versatile - First To Mass-Produce Four-Wheel Drive Agricultural Tractors
D100: Versatile's First 4WD Models # 118, 125 and 145
300 Hydro-Mech Versatile Big Roy
The Bi-directional tractor Buhler Versatile Models
Peter Pakosh Honoured as an Agricultural Pioneer
The Return of Versatile Tractors
Peter Pakosh and Roy Robinson Honoured by CME in Winnipeg
More articles coming soon!
'Versatile' has been on the side of the best farm machinery for over a half century. Click above to follow Versatile's corporate history.
The Versatile name has appeared on the best tractors in the world for over 40 years!
From the Ford 'Versatile' to the New Holland 'Versatile' to the TV140 (Tractor Versatile) bi-directional tractor. John Deere even tried to acquire Versatile in the mid-eighties!
The biggest tractor companies in the world have always recognized the value of the name - Versatile.
the fall of 1965, we thought we'd handle another product.
It was the model 100 four-wheel-drive tractor.
I’d been fascinated by the possibility of producing an inexpensive,
four-wheel-drive tractor for several years and we’d kicked around its
potential. The trick would be to
design one that wouldn’t be a luxury. To
mass-produce such a machine was a radical move. The majors were saying
that four-wheel-drives were unwarranted but what they were really saying was
that they were timid. Their
decision makers were unwilling to take risks.
Innovation was restricted by their ponderous system of
If You Know Anything About Tractors And Farm Equipment... Then you know about Versatile!
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Click the above images to see how Peter built a worldwide name in farm equipment from a modest backyard!
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