Sep 24, 2012
The V8-powered IHC tractors are not the most powerful nor the most efficient models for their times, but the double stacks and the throaty V8 rumble make the 1468s and 1568s extremely popular with collectors. This 1974 1568 came back to life after a phone call and a long hunt. The call came from a neighbor, who told the owner he found the tractor buried in a shed. The owner went to look at it and discovered the machine had no fenders, a tattered cab, and the world’s worst paint job. They bought the tractor on the spot. The tractor was completely restored, and took many years to complete as the family spent a lot of time hunting for the correct parts. The hunt was worthwhile—the end result is a show piece.
Photograph by Mark Jenson
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.