1949 Haas Model B and Haas Model D
Oct 13, 2010
These tractors are featured for the month of October in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
Bob Haas spotted a tractor with his name on it in 1997, at the Ageless Iron Expo. It was among the “lesser known classics” exhibit headed up by the late, great Ed Spiess. Bob Haas was soon pursuing Haas tractors, and following Ed’s advice formed a club and newsletter for Haas enthusiasts (the Has founder was of no relation). One of the post World War II tractors, they were built for a short time. A ’49 Model D listed for $1,747. It sported Continental 4-cyl. engine, 140-cu. in., with nearly 30 hp, a 3-point hitch and live hydraulics. The smaller B had parts from a Ford Model A car, a Jeep and other war surplus parts. Grandson Jacob Wilkerson is on the B with Bob Haas standing alongside.
Owner: Robert “Bob” Haas
The entire family gets involved with the Haas tractors, including grandsons, Caleb and Seth Wilkerson, Jacob’s older brothers. Contact Bob Haas for club information: 309-394-2692. He’ll send you the “Ten Most Common Questions Asked about Haas Tractors.”
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