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#1 1randyb

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:04 PM

Saw the pics from Louisville 1971 on YT today, sure brought back some memories. Anyone remember those red pullers of that era? Marshall Meyer, Myron Riddle, John Thompson, John Klug, Dick Overmeyer, Dale Kohl (Cole). Sad to realize most of these inovators have probably past on now. What a great era that was!

#2 Redpower1456

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:26 PM

Yeah, chances are some of them have passed on.

Dale Kohl, for instance, passd away at age 74 on November 9, 2002.

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#3 Jason-WesternOH

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:02 AM

I think John Klugs mechanic lurks on these boards now and then, but I cant remember his name.

Wish i woulda been alive to see it back then.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:45 AM

Saw the pics from Louisville 1971 on YT today, sure brought back some memories. Anyone remember those red pullers of that era? Marshall Meyer, Myron Riddle, John Thompson, John Klug, Dick Overmeyer, Dale Kohl (Cole). Sad to realize most of these inovators have probably past on now. What a great era that was!


Randy,I had those pictures on here too.Sadly,most of those pullers you mentioned are dead.The 1970's were some great times in pulling.

I would kill for a picture of Myron Riddles old 1206 puller that won the 1969 M&W Pull at LaPlata,MO.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:30 PM

Wish I could remember Marshall Meyer's mechanics name. That guy could really turn a wrench. Marshall has been gone for some time now, always wondered what happened to his tractor.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:24 PM

I worked for/with John Klug though most of the 70's. Met most of the gentlemen you mentioned. That was GREAT time. I have lot of fond memories of these times. There was a lot of very late nights. I can
remember getting the "Baron" back together just in time to load on the trailer and get to the Pull, praying I had not forgotten anything. John seemed to have a sixed sense when it come to pulling. There's another fellow lurking around that had a hand in John's success and several others, know him personally but don't know his user name. He's probably forgotten more than most mechanics know. We all worked together and had a GOOD TIME. :D :D :P
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:27 PM

I worked for/with John Klug though most of the 70's. Met most of the gentlemen you mentioned. That was GREAT time. I have lot of fond memories of these times. There was a lot of very late nights. I can
remember getting the "Baron" back together just in time to load on the trailer and get to the Pull, praying I had not forgotten anything. John seemed to have a sixed sense when it come to pulling. There's another fellow lurking around that had a hand in John's success and several others, know him personally but don't know his user name. He's probably forgotten more than mechanics know. We all worked together and had a GOOD TIME. :D :D :P



Was the "Baron" an 806, by any chance?

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:58 AM


I worked for/with John Klug though most of the 70's. Met most of the gentlemen you mentioned. That was GREAT time. I have lot of fond memories of these times. There was a lot of very late nights. I can
remember getting the "Baron" back together just in time to load on the trailer and get to the Pull, praying I had not forgotten anything. John seemed to have a sixed sense when it come to pulling. There's another fellow lurking around that had a hand in John's success and several others, know him personally but don't know his user name. He's probably forgotten more than mechanics know. We all worked together and had a GOOD TIME. :D :D :P



Was the "Baron" an 806, by any chance?

I believe the early tractor was an 806, But the Red Baron of the70's was a 1066. When we first got together I worked for a dealership and John brought the 1066 he farmed with so we could change engines then pull during the summer. We would change back for the next farming season. In about 73 we built a 1066 from the ground up. Thats when we got invoved with Jerry @ Hypermax.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 12:35 AM

He is not talking about the same "Baron" you are thinking of I am guessing.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 08:13 PM

I know alot of you guys have posted the old pulling photos on here before but I would love to see some more. Starting to get the pulling season itch allready and its along time till spring yet.



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