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  1. Here in Shepherd, Michigan we have had the best season ever, And they started in 1958, I didn't check today but the first of last week their was 1200 plus gallons of syrup made. some trees at that time had quit dripping but others were still producing. I'm almost seventy and its the longest season I've ever experience. And that goes back to when I was at least eight to ten years old. Also if anyone is interested, we have a farm tractor pull. Along with a Maple Syrup Festival the last Saturday in April
  2. One of the IH calendars that was out at the time showed a dealership that was in the center of a town with a three sided windowed show room with a new 560 in the in the center of it. And I think it was a Christmas scene. With Christmas lights and it was a night scene I believe. I think it was in 64 or 65 because my brother started selling for the dealer in the summer of 63. I've always looked for that picture for a long time and have never seen it since. It also had a scene of a man on an M or SM with a IH spreader, spreading manure on a field behind a hip roofed barn next to a woods. I believe it was a fall scene. Does anyone else remember that calendar?
  3. I take the opposite approach, If they are close to a preventive cure, then why spend money on treatment cures when you may never get your research money back or make anything off the treatment drug?
  4. Yes, when I was a kid we always put a tire chain on the land wheel when we plowed grass hay fields or rye in the spring or when the clay was slippery. But would take them off when plowing corn stalks because the stalks would get stuck in the chains and would cause the wheel to slip. Some guys would even put them on their manure spreaders when it was muddy in the fields.
  5. Yes, and Allis first made the little "40" straight thur in the late thirties early forties, that started IH into building the 42 pull type, The 40 could be pulled and driven with the B Allis-Chalmers. And IH advertised the 42 with the A.
  6. Up here in Michigan the Massy-Harris company build and sold a lot of Clipper-50s combines in the early to mid 1950s, They were as popular as any of the other company pull types were. Although John Deere starting in 1940 sold a lot of 12A combines, I think that's why massy came out so strong with the clipper 50s and I think they sold for a little less in cost. Although Allis-Chalmers sold quit a few 60s and 66s too. Farmers back then likes them for clover seed. All that seemed to chance after 1959 when the wheat price dropped and government allotments started, their just wasn't as much wheat grown after that. So the small family farmer didn't need a small pull type combine any longer.
  7. I still have an IH 80 combine, I don't think they were as good as the 76 was, they were building two small selfpropells at the time, an at least one of them had the same threshing and separating unit on it so it was cheaper to produce with two or three machines using the same unit. also had a neighbor that farmed with a W9 right up till about 1963 and bought a new farmall 560D to replace it.
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