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November 2009 Archive for Your Favorite Tractor

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Tractor Garden Tools

Nov 24, 2009

In this episode of Tractor Tales, youll meet a collector who is showing of his tractor garden tools.



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Eye-Grabber at the County Fair: 1961 Cockshutt 540

Nov 19, 2009

This tractor was featured for the month of August in the 2009 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.

 

This bright-red-and-cream, Canadian-made tractor turns heads wherever it appears, including the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa, where it is pictured. This event bills itself as the “World’s Biggest County Fair,” and 220 outstanding antique tractors are on of the feature attractions. The Cockshutt 540 competed with Fords, Massey-Fergusons and other utility models 50 years ago. It had a 4-cyl., valve-in-head engine with 162 cu. in. This Continental motor was rated 31 hp on the PTO and 26 hp on the belt. Built in Brantford, Ontario, Cockshutt developed a continuous running PTO for its tractors early on.

 

















 

Owner: Jim Barglof

Spencer, Iowa

 

He has a small perfectly restored collection of vintage tractors on his farm south of Spencer. He does all the mechanical work himself, but sometimes he has a pro do the painting. He’s involved in the tractor display at the Clay County Fair

 

The world-famous Classic Farm Tractor Calendar from Classic Tractor Fever is in its 21st year of publication with the 2010 calendar available now. They have calendars, videos, books, and much, much, more. Click here to visit their online shop.







1956 Ferguson-35

Nov 18, 2009

This Tractor Tales comes to us from the Farm Science Review in Ohio, where we met a collector who showed off his 1956 Ferguson-35.



In 1953 Massey bought Ferguson and became the No. 2 tractor seller behind International Harvester.

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1936 Case CC

Nov 17, 2009

 

This tractor was featured for the month of July in the 2009 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.


 

Threshing and Case have gone together like bacon and eggs for years and year. And still do. That 1937 Case threshing machine with a 22” cylinder is behind this different-looking ’36 Case CC at a Threshing Day near Jackson, Minn. What’s unique about the tractor? It has 38” rear wheels, like a row crop and a fixed wide front like a standard-tread. It could be converted to a row-crop cultivator model without much huffing and puffing. More than 28,600 Case Model C tractors were built. The C and CC used the same 4-cylinder engine with 3.875x5.5” bore and stroke.



 


















Owner: Donald Klambrum

Jackson, Minnesota

 

He points out that this Case tractor, like the famous Model L, features a rugged chain drive that could withstand a lifetime of hard pulling with practically no problems. He has about 10 tractors and has totally restored about half of them.

 

The world-famous Classic Farm Tractor Calendar from Classic Tractor Fever is in its 21st year of publication with the 2010 calendar available now. They have calendars, videos, books, and much, much, more. Click here to visit their online shop.

The First IH Farmall 806D Ever Built

Nov 12, 2009

This tractor was featured for the month of June in the 2009 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.

 

You’re gazing at the first 806D built at the Farmall plant in Rock Island, Ill., 47 years ago as a pilot production model. Several million Farmalls were built in this facility, but the wrecking ball arrived soon after this photo was taken in late 2006. A proud woman employee-artist painted clone-like murals of various IH models on the factory walls, mirroring the real thing. In Nebraska test, its 361-cu. in. engine made 94 PTO hp. Some owners “turned up the pump” adding turbo-chargers to gain 30% more power. Hand-holds on the hood are unique to this small run.





 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners: Bill Borghoff and Larry Eipers

Naperville, Ill./ Morris, Ill.

 

Borghoff field-tested this tractor at the IH Engineering Center, Hindsdale, Ill., early in 1963 beofre it shipped to new product shows. Eipers did the restoration to “as manufactured” condition; sheds it, and truck it to tractor shows. This was s/n 502; 501 was a gas version. Owners got those two tractors together at a Red Power Roundup several summers ago…That’s what it’s all about.

 

The world-famous Classic Farm Tractor Calendar from Classic Tractor Fever is in its 21st year of publication with the 2010 calendar available now. They have calendars, videos, books, and much, much, more. Click here to visit their online shop.

 

The Typical 50th Anniversary Present, a 1935 Plymouth

Nov 11, 2009
This tractor was featured for the month of May in the 2009 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.

Only 217 Plymouth tractors were built. Silver King became the name after a dust-up with Chrysler who were building a car called Plymouth. (Remember them?) Only about 30 Plymouth tractors are still around. This one is pictured at the site of the famous Nebraska Tractor tests, at the Test Lab and Lester F. Larson Tractor Test and Power Museum. Ironically, a Plymouth tractor was never tested there, but a similar Silver King tested in 1936 with a Hercules L-head engine of 132.7 cu. in. produced 20 PTO/belt hp at 1,400 rpm. A Silver King was fast (25 mph in fourth), and extremely popular for mowing highway rights-of-way.










 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Owner: Robert W. (Bob) Kleis
Lincoln, Nebraska
 
He tried unsuccessfully to buy the Plymouth–the owner wouldn’t budge. However, his wife was able to buy it later on and gave it to Bob on their 50th wedding anniversary! Bob soon had the Plymouth in his shop because it was rough and needed lots of TLC. Bob had headed the Ag Engineering Department. What a story!
 
The world-famous Classic Farm Tractor Calendar from Classic Tractor Fever is in its 21st year of publication with the 2010 calendar available now. They have calendars, videos, books, and much, much, more. Click here to visit their online shop.

1976 Steiger Panther 320 Series III ST-320

Nov 10, 2009

This tractor was featured for the month of April in the 2009 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.


Looking like the cover of a new sales brochure, it’s 33, and a working model, as tough durable and experienced as Payton Manning. It was purchased from White Farm Equipment, Hamilton, Ill., in the fall of 1976, along with an 8-bottom plow, for $54,000. “We bought it to get work done in a hurry–and it still does,” the owner says. This Steiger is powered by a Cummins V8 903 cu. in. turbo, enough horses to pull a 45’ field cultivator at 6 mph without so much as a hiccup.




















 

 

Owners: Carolan Brothers

Greentop, Missouri

 

They used to drive it 90 miles between their land in Missouri and Illinois. The cab’s interior smacks of a ‘70s muscle car with a fancy steering wheel and wood veneer dash. Yet the cab’s sound proofing gives 80 to 86 decibels reading, which is considered good even today.

 

The world-famous Classic Farm Tractor Calendar from Classic Tractor Fever is in its 21st year of publication with the 2010 calendar available now. They have calendars, videos, books, and much, much, more. Click here to visit their online shop.

Farmall 460

Nov 05, 2009

In this episode of Tractor Tales, we're off to the Lone Star state for a look at a Farmall 460.  International Harvester sold these tractors for around $4,000.



For more Tractor Tales, visit www.USFarmReport.com.

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1935 John Deere B

Nov 02, 2009



Plowing alfalfa with my 1935 John Deere B and 2-bottom plow near Parkersburg, IA. 

Terry Johnston
Parkersburg, Iowa

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