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  1. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Roger, I am so happy for you! I can tell by your uncontrollable grinning that this beautiful little threshing machine has found a great home in your shed! Like I said, I'm SOOOooooo happy for you. I can just see that 10-20 Titan belted up to it, threshing. That is sure an enviable piece of machinery. There's something about the natural, work clothes look and the wooden frame that makes it a spectacular pair for your IHC Titan. You didn't have to do this "eenie, meenie, moe..." bit. If you can't find a farm yard to set up in like this (and Bud's place).... You can set up like this picture of Ralph's with the 10-20 and thresher. Gary
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    Todd, That sounds like a fantastic Scout you have. Hang onto it and take care of it. I remembered IH used some other brand of diesel in their Scouts, but I couldn't remember which brand. Anson, That yard with those pesky "rust worms" must be something else, that you have? It sounds like you (or Johnny Cash) could build a Regular with F-20 steering gear, a Farmall M belly pump, with a Rambler engine, McCormick combine radiator, and Universal seat, pretty easily? Since I really don't know anything, I'm posting this ad from Facebook, showing the millionth IH Farmall. Since it is a 1947 ad, it shows the brand new IH Farmall Cub! That was the first thing I ever drove. When I was a first grader, Dad would let me go after the milk cows with his Cub. I had to leave it in low gear for many months. Then I geared up! Gary
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    That's a nice looking Scout, Todd. Do you still have it? I was working for IH when those things were the latest thing Harvester had to offer. My dad had two early Scouts. The one below had sliding windows. The second one he bought from an IH mechanic who'd ordered new doors for his old Scout, and they had roll up windows. Dad really liked it. It also had a V-8 that may have been a 266 the mechanic had gotten from a wrecked pickup? Maybe it came in the Scout? I'd taken his first Scout elk hunting in the Little Belt Mountains. My late father in-law brought his (heated) WWI field tent in "Ol' Yeller" his 1953 R-120 IH Pickup. Here's a new one for me. Carswell Tucker Model M Terracer. They must have built them for International Harvester? I've never heard of them, likely because I don't know of any terraced farming done in central Montana. This shows the gentleman's dad, who posted it on Facebook. And this went with it. I guess I can still learn something new every day if I just try? Probably Anson knows all about them. He knows about all of the unusual farm equipment. Gary PS: There were a couple of IH vehicles from Montana Farms, but no IH Tractors from Montana Farms.
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    Sledgehammer, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. The radiator looks Best to me, but I have photos of 75 holt crawlers with Best radiators. So I'm not sure. It's one or the other. Tom, you remember the day when the Nichols & Shepard got stuck. That's David Vanek Jr. and Dean Alling. Mike was in the 32 hp Case and I believe they got him a chain to pull the old Nichols out? PS: thanks for watching the calendar, the odometer and the clock. I don't do it anymore. I wouldn't remember which Case you had out there, but I know you brought Case tractors to those plow days. Was this the day Gary Larsen poked the hole in his TD-35 radiator? Memories at Mehmke's. Gary
  5. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I guess just about anyone can get stuck? Steam engines are vulnerable as between the rear wheels, it the bottom of the firebox. They don't have to go down very far until they are high centered on the bottom. I posted the last photo only to show you how vulnerable the firebox bottom is to high centering. Gary
  6. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Yes, Urs... Sometimes things get muddy. This is one of my least muddy situations, but it's the only one I have a picture of. And the only other muddy picture I have is when Dad got stuck filling in a slough where the creek used to run. Gary By the way, these were all IH Tractors on a Montana Farm too!
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    I went searching for this thread. There it was on page 3. I sure haven't known anything new lately. I found this on Facebook this morning and thought it belonged here. I spent enough time stuck in mud over the years. A TD-18 or a 403 combine are harder to get out than this 10-20 McCormick Deering. But this guy probably only had horses to go harness to pull this out? Maybe he's wishing he'd stuck with horses, then he wouldn't be in this fix? This is the caption that was with it: “ If i would’ve known that 81 years later y’all would be staring at me on Facebook on your phone stuck in a field i would’ve never took this picture. “
  8. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Anson, you find me a Kromer Polkadot Hard Hat, and I'll send you this "Stetson" hard hat of mine. It sounds like a great trade to me? Oh............. , you meant organize YOUR shop? I might not live through it? I have to admit, organizing Mike's new shop has been fun for me, in retirement. Gary PS: I'd love to "organize" or look through your junk piles, and retired tractor yard!
  9. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I went to Silver Creek this morning after I had a CT scan at the hospital (to do with the concussion I had, falling off of the steam engine last month.) I was able to put together a torn apart Coleman gas lantern I'd recently found at a junk shop. It is an early nickel tank, cobalt top, mica screen, mounted pump type, from a lot of years ago. It worked out pretty well. I don't plan to ever use it. It's just for decoration. I've had these other nickel tank Coleman lanterns for quite a while. Mike had the day off. His company gives military veterans a day off of work for this holiday, tomorrow. Mike has been working feverishly this fall and until today, on an older camper he bought to place on property he owns up in the mountains, near Wolf Creek, Montana. He removed all water system parts, built two beds where lesser chintzy beds had been, removed the bathroom and added a small wood cook stove. He will pull the wheels off of it and build a roof over it, once it is moved there in the spring. Mike was wanting to get the trailer out of the shop, so he could put the IH 300 Utility inside, where it belongs in winter, for plowing roads. And this 300 Utility is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary
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    I swept these photos up on a site on Facebook today. I'm thinking with that left side hood panel, this has to be a McCormick-Deering 22-36? And this is an F-12 McCormick-Deering Farmall with a mounted cultivator. And the lady's last photo was of this Farmall H with steel rear wheels and rubber fronts. They're likely not IH Tractors on a Montana Farm? Gary
  11. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I didn't think of propane, twostepn2001. It sure could be? Maybe they were thinking of burning propane in this undermounted Avery steam engine? It has an extra tank too. ;-) Gary
  12. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I don't have any IH Tractors on a Montana Farm photos for today. (well I could find plenty in files) These IHC tractors are from Facebook. This one is for Anson. It's a couple of IHC Farmall F-20's and pretty late in production. Here's a Farmall F-14 IHC tractor running an ensilage cutter, filling a silo. Here are an IHC Farmall Regular and a 10-20 McCormick-Deering cultivating and seeding potatoes in North Dakota. And some cotton country IHC photos from Anson's part of the country. This first one is a Farmall Regular doing something regarding cotton. And this is a mechanized cotton plantation with a Farmall Regular near the house. I wonder what that tank is atop the fuel tank? And this is an itinerant cotton worker and his daughter on the running board of his 1926 Model T Coupe. Roger could tell you, "that is one mighty fine automobile!" This is the one I bought in 1953 for $15. I'll attest to it being a mighty fine automobile as well. This was not long after I acquired it and gave it a fantastic brush paint job of black enamel. Gary
  13. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Ron, I sure know where the Deerfield Colony is! I used to know quite a few of the Hutterites around central Montana and their several colonies. I wouldn't know any of them anymore, except at the King Colony. A couple of the kids I used to hire are old men there now. Probably our steam and smoke wouldn't show up 160 miles away? We had a good day of steaming and put things to bed for the winter. Gary PS: Anson, thanks for taking over on the corncob pipe issue. That corncob pipe is a real classic, if looks mean anything! You know more about them than I do. And the corn squeezin's too, it sounds?
  14. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    mader656, I stated: "Some raise corn in eastern Montana now, I believe?" Eastern Montana was Billings in my head. I remember when we lived there for four years in the early 1970's, they were raising corn silage. I think my friend's farm out on the west end is no longer corn, but houses? I'm sure there is more corn being raised in eastern Montana than there used to be? I still don't think of tropical Montana as "corn country." Gary
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    These aren't IH Tractors on a Montana Farm.... I got them off of an IH site on Facebook. I do know they are from "corn country." Some raise corn in eastern Montana now, I believe? But when I was a kid, I never saw anything like it. Our short growing season doesn't help corn growers. When I was a kid, I'd drive atop Beaver Creek hill and walk to our neighbor's out of sight junk pile. Vinje Long had tried raising corn. He had planters, harvesters and other stuff related to corn growing. It was all fence cornered. Gary