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    S.E. Sask, Canada
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    7130MFD, 1660 Axial, 71 Loadstar, 59 B-110, R160 S160, Cockshutt 40 & 50 "The Merc"

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  1. Vintage Ads

    Looks pretty similar to the North American version except for the big fenders. Here is a 1660 combine ad but not the model you might think of . One of the last real Case combines. About 1970.
  2. 71 Years Ago, Up Near Lethbridge, Alberta

    Its true, that style farming could raise a little dust. Sometimes a lot of dust if dry conditions and wind were bad. But on the plus side, we were not dependent on Monsanto. Just imagine if the supply of glyphosate suddenly dried up today.
  3. Vintage Ads

    Surprisingly there are still a few of them that work here. My brother worked at a New Holland dealership so he learned a lot about the workings of the TR machines.
  4. 71 Years Ago, Up Near Lethbridge, Alberta

    It happens I have some video of the old Allied 15 section (50 foot) diamond harrows in action back in the spring of 88. If you don't want to see all the disker seeding action you can just fast forward to the 2 minute mark to watch the harrows in action. I still have that harrow but have not used it in years . Tines are so much better.
  5. 71 Years Ago, Up Near Lethbridge, Alberta

    No, the disker was the weed control. It was amazing how that 360 Massey would cut off an emerging carpet of wild oats and turn the ground black. A post emergent spray later on was all we needed. The only harrowing we did when seeding with diskers was the old diamond harrows. Often double harrowed.
  6. 71 Years Ago, Up Near Lethbridge, Alberta

    Massey made one of the best. IH was pretty good too. Cockshutt 225 was a popular model around here. But John Deeres, I don't know. This old JD surflex tiller that was my uncle's seems like it does not cut well and will tend to run sideways if the ground is at all hard. I hitch onto it once in a while to work a small patch of ground rather than move some of the bigger machinery all the way to the other farms. Shot this video of it at work a couple of years ago.
  7. Vintage Ads

    One of the early rotary combines from New Holland was the TR70 as seen in this 1978 brochure.
  8. 71 Years Ago, Up Near Lethbridge, Alberta

    I guess I've said it before, the highest yielding wheat I ever grew was planted with a Massey 360 one way disker. Never wore out a bearing or a disk and it could still plant a crop today if I wanted to. The main limitation of a one way is in the name, it can only throw the soil one way like a plow. In big open fields that can be worked by strike out it is fine but in our pothole country of sloughs and bushes, it is pretty hard not to throw the soil out of the field edges eventually working round and round.
  9. 71 Years Ago, Up Near Lethbridge, Alberta

    Reminds me of a story my dad used to tell. Just after WWII when he was starting to farm. Didn't have a tractor but he had managed to buy a new Cockshutt tiller, 6 foot I think, with seed attachment. The neighbour had a tractor but needed a tiller. They got together and got the crop in. Even took on a custom job planting a crop for a guy South of town. In those days there was so much bush on the land that he said they could not make it all around the field without the seed box running empty and had to carry a few bags of seed. Here is an ad for Cockshutt tillers from 1938. You could still get them with a horse hitch and seat on the back. Looks like 6 horses on a six foot tiller. They pulled heavy.
  10. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Just checked this morning and noticed my steam llicense is out of date. Seriously, I didn't even know I owned this one and found it while looking for something else (naturally). Its a 1927 Saskatchewan steam license that appears to have gone on to serve as a patch on a wooden granary judging by the extra holes in it. Not bad shape otherwise and I guess its worth saving. I guess I'm getting to the stage I can hide my own easter eggs because I have no memory of where this one came from.
  11. 71 Years Ago, Up Near Lethbridge, Alberta

    Those were known locally as "tillers" and that Cockshutt 33 was marketed as the tiller combine. Never heard of more than one pulled at a time here as it was all small farms. My dad had this 8 foot #33 through the 1950s
  12. Vintage Ads

    Sale on Minneapolis Moline equipment from March 15 to April 30. 1962.
  13. American Iron Vs Japanese Steel

    I always like the "Utes". Especially the Ford versions.
  14. Vintage Ads

    A Cockshutt (Oliver) two wheel drive and a Minneapolis 4 wheel drive after they were under ownership of White Farm Equipment. About 1970 brochure.
  15. Vintage Ads

    Here is was more pre working with a cultivator and then come back next day with the drills. Multiple press drill hook up from 1971 in this ad.