Wetmore farm tractors
H.A Wetmore initially operated as a dealer of automobiles and tractors and used to sell Waterloo Boy tractors to customers. However, when John Deere acquired the Waterloo factory, it forced Wetmore to cease its business and this is when H.A Wetmore decided to come up with a tractor manufacturing setup of his own using which he competed with the models offered by John Deere. Wetmore was founded with the intent of supporting locals with a low-cost tractor that would help them perform their day-to-day tasks more easily but the company was unable to meet sales targets right from the beginning and was forced to close its doors after only a decade in business. Wetmore's demise can also be linked to the fierce competition that this segment faced in the 1920s and 1930s, as a result of which major manufacturers reduced product prices significantly. Wetmore was a small brand with limited units produced each year, therefore it simply couldn't compete with the might of the segment's giants and thus closed its factory in 1930. 12-25 was the only model offered by the company. This machine featured a 27 hp engine which was considered quite low even by the standards of those times. This also kept customers from buying these machines.