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    7130MFD, 1660 Axial, 71 Loadstar, 59 B-110, R160 S160, Cockshutt 40 & 50 "The Merc"

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  1. Could be. I do not know the smaller MM tractors very well. We mostly saw the bigger model U and the occasional G like the one in this 1954 ad.
  2. I'm still looking for the GPS antenna on that Regular that allows him to make such nice straight lines in the field. :-) Auto steer on that one?
  3. Different story this morning. You could ride that sled in South Sask. this morning. Its pretty shallow and very unwelcome.
  4. I don't see many Pollard rakes anymore. It is not too hard on teeth. I don't know but guess they might still be available. We got a big box of spares in the late seventies when we got the rake and I still have some left. I converted it to hydraulic lift which helps keep it off the ground when it doesn't need to be. Originally it had a lever lift not reachable from the tractor.
  5. To me that tractor in the ad looks more like a Minneapolis. Possibly a model R like the one in this 1952 ad.
  6. A few flakes of snow here in South Sask. last night. Cold and still wet from the last rain.
  7. I have no idea how long Case built these breaking disks. I know they still made light duty tillage disks up into the 70s. That Swiss built threshing machine looks somewhat different from the threshers built in America. I don't know what brand this one is in the 1952 Goodyear Klingtite belt ad.
  8. That is an interesting blend of old and new technology. Although that engine is pretty old tech too. This is not quite a vintage ad but a vintage operator manual. I used to borrow one of these from a neighbour and that little six foot Case disk was great for breaking up small patches of new ground or bushland. Converted to hydraulic adjusted angle and a couple of Case wheel weights thrown into the carriers and it would really cut up the ground.
  9. The Amish would approve. :-)
  10. This Pollard wheel rake used to have the masonite centres on the wheels to hold the hay better but they gradually loosened up and the clips fell off. I don't see much loss unless it is very short hay.
  11. I've got both here, an old IH bar rake and a Pollard five wheel rake. I can tell you the IH stays parked in the fence line but the Pollard wheel rake windrows my hay every year. Maybe if your fields are smooth as a football field a bar rake is best but for the uneven terrain I have to rake I always prefer the wheel rake. It had less moving parts to wear out too. This is it at work a few summers ago.
  12. In 1947 you could still buy a ground drive , horse pulled mower from Massey Harris. 5 or 6 foot cut. Boy, that old iron "cheese grater" seat just looks painful. Maybe the cast iron seats were better but all I have seen are thin pressed steel.
  13. Interesting piece of machinery but I sure can't imagine it working well on the mower. I found that even the tractor powered mowers had a hard enough time keeping the cutter bar cleared, especially in short or leaning crops. Hope the hydraulic lift and reverse was working well on those horse powered mowers. :-)
  14. Just playing around with a new photo editing program. I took this shot of that old Nichols and Shepherd Red River Special out in the pasture yesterday. I like the look of the old prairie wool grass on the ground.