Grew up in the sand hills of Nebraska. Little place near the metropolis of Purdum. Dad and Grandpa always had the token red tractor around. Dad was pretty much an offbreed type. We had quite a number of Cockshutte tractors, the big tractors were always Allis.
The wife and I moved down here 2 years ago. She is the truck parts guru at the local Cat dealer. I spend most of my time in front of a grain trailer. Leave most weeks before daylight Monday and get home after dark on Friday. I have gravitated to older Case tractors but have a real soft spot for the old gas starting IH diesels. I have owned 2 super MTA diesels. Sold them for nothing. GRRRRR!!! Owned a 400 and 450 diesels and pretty much gave them away also.