Sep 26, 2012
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and one of the beautiful things in the tractor restoration world is an original condition machine. While the definition of original condition can be (and is) debated, the broad sense of the term refers to a machine which has not been repainted or restored. This W400 is wearing its field clothes and has been kept in as-found condition. The paint is, to the best of the owner’s knowledge, the original coat from the factory.
The owners are Henry an Marion Van Ruler, and the boys keep most of their machines original. Marion is fond of saying “I haven’t met a tractor I want to paint.” He also said he’s painted only one of the tractor in he and his brother’s very large collection of machines, and swears he’ll never do it again.
The officially licensed Farmall Calendar 2013
By Lee Klancher and Mark Jenson
The beauty of the farm and its machinery take center stage in this sumptuous calendar featuring Farmall's finest collectible tractors in beautiful settings. With tractors from some of the premier collectors in America photographed under the stars, on the farm and in the shop, this calendar blends the latest in photography techniques including HDRs, light painting, and night shots with some of the most collectible farm tractors on the planet. This year's calendar features a large selection of machines from the muscle era as well as the classic favorites from the first part of the 20th century.
Order copies at anywhere books and calendars are sold.Order direct from the publisher at octanepress.com/calendars or call 512-334-9441