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  1. On 10/4/2019 at 2:37 AM, A554 said:

    Chamberlain tractors were manufactured in West Australia starting after WW2.

    They were part owned by John Deere when the tractor in the photo was built in the 1980s. These Chamberlains were powered by JD engines.

    Here is one from 1969 


  2. On 10/5/2019 at 10:23 PM, Loadstar said:

    Getting ready to start up the threshing machine for harvest. Might need to look for a new drive belt from Goodyear. 


    flat belt Goodyear.jpg

    flat belt ad.jpg

    How does one go about repairing a belt?

  3. 14 hours ago, Loadstar said:

    I think this might be a re-run already posted but its one I never get tired of. One of the more popular tractors up this way was the McCormick W9.


    I dont think i had ever seen a W series until getting onto this forum.  Definitely non existent in my part of IL

  4. 23 hours ago, TroyDairy said:

    ...and now the flue thing kids have had.....10pm last night guess whos been at the throne head first 5x tonight.  Ughhh....i haven't been sick sick for many moons and many snows

    I was sick Tuesday morning as soon as my alarm went off at 2am.  Did my usual route all day....nothing worse than being on the road and being sick.  Plenty of stops alongside the road and convenient store bathrooms.

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  5. 57 minutes ago, Wes W said:

    In all the times I visited I never had the chance to see a game; and I have friends there who are big "tailgaters" but it just never worked out. I have toured the grounds, bought souvenirs at the book store, visited the church but that is about all relating to the Irish.

    BTW, best restaurant is Tippecanoe, in the old Studebaker Mansion.

    I need to check out that museum next time I am in town.  Weren't Olivers made in South Bend also?

  6. On 12/18/2018 at 11:29 AM, Wes W said:

    If you ever have the chance to visit the area of South Bend, Indiana, I highly recommend a visit to the Studebaker museum there. I had the opportunity to travel there many times over the years on business and taking customers to the museum was always a hit! Here are just a few of my favourites:





    I go to South Bend to watch the Irish!

  7. 1 hour ago, mader656 said:

    Built a Christmas gift today just have to deliver it.



    Looks like a neat little shack for the kids to wait for the bus also....ya know, the ones you see at the end of a long driveway.

  8. 4 hours ago, Loadstar said:

    I've been reading some of the posts about the snow on the corn still in the fields. I guess on the bright side at least a guy does not have to sit out on an open tractor and  corn picker trying to harvest in the cold miserable weather. Like this cover photo from 1949 of a DC Case pulling a 2 row machine. Interesting to see how the wagon is pulled along by the tractor as well. 


    49 CFI cover.jpg

    i've been thinking that the past couple weeks here in NW IL...thinking how I wouldn't want to be driving a mounted picker in this kind of weather BUT our grandfathers and fathers did it.  My grandpa would always say..."I didn't pick corn till the beginning of November"

  9. 13 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

    JD offered them right up to the end of the 2 cylinders.  Beyond that I’m not sure.  

    BBG, what year would that be, I'm not well versed in yellow wheels.

  10. 2 hours ago, Loadstar said:

    I'd guess that ad at the late 1940s and there was still a place for steel wheels here anyway. Thousands of acres of bush land being cleared and it took a tractor on steel wheels to work it down with a bush disk or plow. 

    In 1949 you could still buy a manure spreader on steel wheels from Minneapolis Moline. 


    49 MM combines.jpg

    do you have any idea what year steel was still offered as a FACTORY option for tractors?

  11. 13 hours ago, Loadstar said:

    Haying season here now. I guess in the mid 1950s this Snowco bale loader was a real labour saving device. From 1953. 


    have you ever seen one of these up in your parts of Canada?

    Related image

  12. 5 hours ago, billonthefarm said:

      I did thay many years ago.  Turned the 826 into a nice 130 hp tractor.  I found a M&W set up and put on it.  It wasnt all that expensive.  BUT, in a tractor pull you will be outclassed.  The 400 series engines are so easy to build HP.  They have a much better torque curve and cubic inches matter.  If you want to pull find a 1066 and start with that.  With all stock parts you can get to 200hp.  Pletny of room to improve from there.  The little 358 is just limited.

      This is my 466


    a wise man once told me...


    Image result for no replacement for displacement

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  13. 1 hour ago, Loadstar said:

    This ad from 1963 shows MM was selling pretty much the same tractor, a G706, as the model G708 a couple of years later. . 


    63 MM Big G.jpg

    No mention of a Gasser on this model ether.   I wonder if the gas remark it wasn't very popular at this time in farming.

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