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About IH RD

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    Engines, Payline division, ag equipment, Steiger tractors, Big equipment in general

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  1. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Hi OBG! I'm trying to find Art Anderson's "Sale Of The Century" auction book. I can't find it yet, but I did stumble onto some other "goodies" . I know I have it around here someplace. It was a real neat book with lots of pics. I plan on posting some on here whenever I do find it. He had literaly hundreds of tractors and thousands of antiques. I believe it was a 5 day sale. Are you saying this 40-140 was actually a 36-120? I know it was badged 40-140. I remember them saying at the auction that it was 2 left of 7 built.(I think,-that was a long time ago ) Me thinks he had 10 steamers at the auction. You have 2 of his? See ya, IH RD PS. Congrats on 100K!!!!!!
  2. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Hello OBG & Everyone, I haven't been on this thread in a while and wow you can spend a couple hours easy playin' catch-up Waiting for the kid to go to sleep so I can play "santy clause" . Anyhoo...This was in our local farm paper a few weeks back. They have a 20, 30, 50 year and so on history page & this was in it and it brought back memories, so I cut it out & took a pic of it. Since I know there's steamer experts here , what do you know of this one? This Art Anderson had a complete auction sale in the early 80's & this tractor brought, if memory serves me, $100,000.00, it was VERY clean & run like a new one. They claim it was always inside & up on blocking and I believed it. I'm curious if anyone else has seen it, or one like it. I'm guessing it's got to be one of the biggest steam traction engines of it's day. Note: He paid $20G's for it & a few years later it brought $100! Pretty good profit for back in them days! I wonder what that engine would bring today? PS. I know I have his old sales brochure around here. It was an actual book! You couldn't believe all the stuff this guy had! Merry CHRISTmas! IH RD
  3. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Wow, this thread is amazing! You guys are a wealth of info. Very nice pics- this is better than going to a museum, such history. Keep 'em comin'! IH RD