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Many of you who have been buying the Farmington Implement DVD's may recognize the name Al Rucker. He moved up through the ranks from photographer to run the Hickory Hills photographic center for IH. Undoubtedly, he was responsible in one way or another for many of the photos and films we still enjoy today in catalogs, shopping guides, the DVD's, etc. He was interviewed a time or two on the DVD's, as well. I was fortunate enough to bump into him a time or two at a toy or tractor show; and when I said hello, he was very friendly and talked fondly of his IH days.

It looks like Mr. Rucker passed away on April 1 at the age of 89. In reading his obituary, it looks like he lived a very full and interesting life. May he rest in peace.




You can find his obit here... sorry, not computer savvy enough to link directly to it!

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I’m saddened to hear about this. Thankful that Craig (restorer of the IH films) got to interview Al on DVD 5. I’ve talked to Craig a few times and he would tell me he talks to Al every once in a while. A wealth of IH knowledge for sure. 

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