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Mark (EC,IN)

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  1. Ron, I'd have to dig out the book to say for sure but it seems to me that Cockshutts were sold in the U.S. through the National Machinery Co-op as "Co-op" tractors. A 30 would have been an "E3" I was lucky to find this 1948 newsprint fold out ad for the whole line of Co-op equipment sold here in Canada. A few years later they also sold the E4 and E5 tractors. Cockshutt combines were also marketed as Co-op models . You are correct. We had a "go git it" type CO-OP around here and there were several tractors, but no combines I know of. The tractors were E2...E3...and E5 that I remember. I think there was a 40 or4 model also but I don't remember any. The picture is me on an E2. They were also sold as Black Hawk and Gambel (sp).
  2. I have to admit that this ad was the first mention I had seen of a 2800. Heard more of the 2805, 2705. Seen a few of these little Massey Harris Pony tractors years ago . A fine little antique tractor shown here in an ad from 1948. Got me on that one also....I didn't know there was a 2800.
  3. They had a tractor, but I don't know if I'd say they were right up there. I had a neighbor that bough a 2805 and it never finished a season with out a trip to the shop....usually something in the rearend
  4. I've never run a combine without a cab, but I've spent several hours on a mounted corn picker, and I'll bet the "dust factor" is about the same. That said, I'd debate them on the "nice spot to be in" line! :D
  5. Old Abe made a comeback in 1985....he's in the center of my combine steering wheel
  6. About the same a MF 750 after the repairs were done (LoL)
  7. I was thinking of making a commment on the IH tractor but figured someone else would identify it for me. That photo dates from the 1970s I believe. Now here is one that I don't think many will have seen before. Custom colors available as options from John Deere on their line of garden tractors in 1970. I don't know how long they offered this and I have never seen one but I'd guess they'd be a collectors item nowadays. Didn't they call them the "Patio Collection" or something like that?
  8. Is that the original colors for the tractors, or did you just paint them that way?
  9. If you borrowed that picture from The Bash Board, the other picture included in that thread is just as interesting, as it shows an elevator manufacturer who offered the option of a swiveling hopper. That's where I first saw it......guess I missed the second picture, I'll have to go back and look again.
  10. I never saw a New Idea elevator like this before.
  11. I'd never seen one of those either. Looks like it was only made one year http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/9/7/975-minneapolis-moline-g704.html
  12. We had a NH 77 around here when I was a kid too. I agree with you it would pack away a lot of hay when it was running.I did learn several "colorful" words though watching my dad and a neighbor trying to get that Wisconsin started, especially if it was hot.
  13. Yes, it was a Chevy truck ad from 1975 and they used a 4 furrow JD plow. Notice the yellow JD weights in the box of the truck loading it to it's maximum gvw. The truck had the extra coolers and the low geared 4.10 axles with posi track. The engine was the 400 cube v8 and they plowed 6 acres with it in 3 hours and 15 minutes. I'd bet they built a fair bit of heat under the hood on that job. And it was a tv commercial too, I searched but could not find it on youtube. I remember that TV ad. I think Tom T. Hall hosted it.
  14. Just looking at the grille on that Chamberlain and it could almost pass for a W9 International. Loadstar, the early Chamberlains and the IH tractors of the same time, W4, 6 and 9, did have similar grilles. I presume they were stamped and formed from a sheet of steel and they looked good. Here are couple of images from a brochure for the 40K model from the 1950s. These tractors were some of the first produced by Chamberlain and were powered by 2 cylinder horizontally opposed engines build by Chamberlain. They were powered by kerosene, hence the K in the model name, and they produced 40hp. The Chamberlain looks like a MM rear mated to a W-9 front (LoL)
  15. I don't think that could be a 4 or 560 on the baler in that ad. I slipped up not recording the date on the ad but would guess it was 1955 or 56 at the latest. If you read down below in the "fine print" IH was still offering the big Super WD9 for sale in the same time. That was later replaced with the W650 I think? And then the new 5 and 660 series replaced that. So that ad I posted likely has a Farmall 300 or 400 pulling the baler. This ad from 1956 shows the same series of tractors. Sorry for the poor quality of some of these ads but my photo editing program is on the old desktop and all I have to work with here is windows paint. No way to pull up the contrast or lighting I looked at it again, and closer this time. I think you are correct. I was going on the angle of the steering wheel.....maybe the tractor is a "C" .
  16. Looks the same as we had here in Canada but I don't recognize the number "B47" Al, those old combines did like their grease didn't they? I have one of those old pump and lid attachments here that was used to attach to the top of a grease pail for filling the grease guns. This ad from the mid fifties shows a model 45 baler and the big power W400 tractor. I noticed that a 460 or 560 was pulling the 45 baler in that AD. Did the W400 stay in production longer than the Farmall 400's? I thought they ended when the 4-560's came out. Those ad's seem to cross a time gap.
  17. We had a neighbor that we traded work with that had a roto-baler. They (the baler) were a pain and very temperamental. The bales were hard to work with....we found that two hay hooks helped, just spear the bale ion both ends.
  18. Keep them coming. I love old ads.
  19. China Red.........(as a restaurant in NY......Red should be easy to run with (LoL))
  20. You should try and get your hands on a copy of the book "A Corporate Tragedy, by Barbara Marsh"...it has a good inside look. .....................................Mark
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