Sep 13, 2012
The McCormick-Deering 10-20 and 15-30 were supposed to be the Next Big Thing for the International Harvester Company in the early 1920s. Much to the McCormick family’s dismay, Henry Ford was cranking out a huge volume of his loud, dangerous and compact Fordson tractors, and farmers were buying the little machines in greater volume than the large clunky offerings by the rest of the industry. The IHC response was to throw every bit of might they had into creating the McCormick-Deering 10-20 and 15-30, and both offered the latest technology coupled with class-leading durability and engineering. They were vast improvements over the Fordson, but they couldn’t cultivate. The Farmall Regular could, and it turned out to be the tractor that changed the world. This example is owned by Mel and Shirley Melcher.
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.