FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Forget John Deere Get Your Earthmaster Tractor Right Here!


I am sure as you look around town you would not think of Burbank as a large farming community, but it was indeed once a place to get great produce from!

To have a good running farm you need a good tractor!

Enter the Earthmaster Farm Equipment company.

Yes Burbank once had a tractor of its own. While most of the parts and such were manufactured elsewhere, it was here that the company made its headquarters.

The company was short lived but produced a number of models and attachments for use with the tractors. Mostly sold on the west coast in California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona. The company was sold in the late 1940 to an eastern company.

These tractors have become collectable if you can find one you could own a piece of Burbank History!


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lost-in-burbank-book-coverSlowly fading with the city’s ever-changing landscape, the places and people of Burbank’s past tell a vibrant story. Before the arrival of Warner Bros. and Walt Disney, First National Pictures built  its original studio lot on Olive Ave in 1926. For over sixty years, Lockheed Aircraft Company produced some of the nation’s best airplanes where the massive Empire Shopping Center now stands. Heavyweight champion James Jeffries turned his Burbank ranch home and barn into a beloved landmark and boxing venue. Inventor Joseph Wesley Fawkes’s scheme to build a monorail to Los Angeles became a local laughingstock.  Diehard Burbankers Wes Clark and Michael Mc Daniel collect these and many more forgotten local stories where they can finally be found.

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