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  1. The Fu-Go bombs were they first intercontinental weapon https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fu-Go_balloon_bomb
  2. That display info is partially right. JD did use that Case LA to research how much power could be put to the ground and that led to the development of the 5010. Also, according to the above article taken out of one of my Green Magazines, it also led to the development of the 8010. That test took place about 60 miles from me. However, JD had already built 4 and 6 cylinder NG prototypes before and during the time they were missing around with that Case LA Detroit. J
  3. No doubt. I wonder how many guys on here realize they were a chain drive rear end with the bevel gear in front of a crossways transmission. Neighbor of mine has a LA with a 4-53 in it. Estimating about 110 hp.
  4. Tractor pulling proves nothing and means nothing if that is all you are going off of. Get your tractor out in the field with a plow like it was designed for and I will start listening again.
  5. You need to take them red glasses off and examine the competition more closely. The WD40 was 37 drawbar horsepower which was the same as a styled JD D. The later Case Ls were 42 drawbar horsepower. And apparently you missed my earlier post on the Oliver 99 because they hit the market in 1937 with 54 drawbar hp and they advertised the 99 as the biggest tractor on the market. The W series weren’t the all conquering tractor. Pick any year in the topic of this thread and you will find that most of the time IH wasn’t near the top of the horsepower race.
  6. I wouldn't assume that. You would be surprised on the number of rowcrop tractors out here in Wheatland country. I only speak for my area but I would wager 2/3s of the farms around here had some sort of a row crop tractor in 40s and later. We had M. Neighbor had a Farmall H. Another neighbor had a JD A and a Farmall A. Another neighbor had a Case DC. I have two other neighbors that had JD As and another one that had a Farmall A again. My GM and unstyled BN are local tractors. I could go on and on.
  7. MM might have been popular down there but they weren't up here so that is kind of a broad statement to make. You have production numbers on the G series? Reason I ask is JD made almost 47,000 Styled Ds alone. I'd be surprised if the G series sold half that many in that time frame. MM tractors never sold in high volume compared to IH and JD.
  8. 1955 or 54 Case 500. The JD 820 was my uncle’s. It’s newer then the mid 50s but since it was sitting next to the Case put it in the pic. The other is a LA of my neighbors. It was running not too long ago.
  9. 1954 or so MH 55 with a hand clutch. I had it running at one time. The Oliver is a 99 around 1953. Same horsepower as the MH 55.
  10. Some pics of wheatland tractors from the 40s to mid 50s. First D is my most complete one. Still has the water valve with electric start and lights. It has the governor mounted generator. The other is just a plain D.
  11. Far as what was popular around here, JD Ds and the 2 cylinder diesels of course. The IH W9 series were popular too but for some reason they dropped off pretty fast when you get to the Supers. Some guys will not like hearing this but unless I'm proven wrong with year by year production numbers, I think the JD diesel 2 cylinders put a hurting on IH. Its just that the 2 cylinders are everywhere around here and you can't hardly find an IH made after the WD-9. Maybe they left the country before my time. Another popular tractor around here was the Case LA and the 500 and its successors. Good s
  12. There is a lot that could be said on this topic. I think you need to break it down by fuel type too. For JD, I like the 2 cylinder diesel and the D. Now the D is looked at probably the weakest of all the standard tractors of the 40s. However, the D was an all fuel burner and if you compare it to other tractors with the same fuel like the distillate burning W9 my great grandpa had the D isn't far off. The distillate W9 was 42 drawbar hp and the D was 38. Factor in the 501 cubic inch engine and the amount of iron flying around on the D, I bet both tractors were even. One of my dreams is to
  13. Paccar owns both Kenworth and Peterbilt and have for a long time.
  14. I've read your story a 100 times because you have posted it 100 times. Reason I want an R is because we farmed with one like I said earlier. I still have the operators manual for ours. Do you understand that??? First of all its not like I'm going to go out and plow 1,000 acres so I don't care about what past deficiencies the R might have had. 2nd, the 80 was only made for one year making them somewhat hard and expensive to buy. We bought the R used in 1959 the same year great grandpa traded off his IH 600 for a new JD 830. Don't know if that was a coincidence or not. Grandpa used it al
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