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1928 Regular dragged it out of hedge row many years ago and redid it. Long Island NY. potato row tractor with off set rear wheels.

Sits in the back of the barn have not had it out in many years. 

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This is my future project. Serial number 84160, built in December of 1929. I’ve had it about 10 years. Other than slather it down in used motor oil a couple times a year I’ve not done a thing with it. I have bought a few parts for it, a new fuel tank steering wheel and some other odds and ends. It’s in pretty rough shape. I’d still like to have it running before it turns 100. I don’t know if that will ever happen or not. Needs a new front bolster, oil pan, wheels, magneto, and carburetor. Otherwise it’s in great shape 😂

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45 minutes ago, HMR said:

Our Regular in winter of 1956.  Note upgraded seat.  In another month we found the plows!  Pic taken in Beadle County SD with my new Brownie Hawkeye camera.

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Bet it would have started too.  

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Mike you always have interesting old photos and from them we get an idea of the remoteness of the countryside there.

You will have to tell us about that  six cylinder Ford diesel 4x4 conversion tractor sometime.

Oldiron29 nice restored and unrestored tractors thank you.

Do you have a photo from the rear so we can see the offset on that potato tractor?

DC Snider nice project I think you will have it together for the 100 year birthday.

HMR nice historic photos they must bring back some memories. thank you for sharing.

Is that a car buried to roof by the crib? 

I thank everyone for sharing much appreciated  

Keep the stories and photos coming we all enjoy them!! 

 

 

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Jeeper61, If you look at the rear offset steel the spokes are all to outside of wheel and that sets the wheel in over the brake drum and give you a narrower rear tread.

I am not sure if I have any picture I will look.

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6 minutes ago, oldiron29 said:

Jeeper61, If you look at the rear offset steel the spokes are all to outside of wheel and that sets the wheel in over the brake drum and give you a narrower rear tread.

I am not sure if I have any picture I will look.

Just offset for more width? 

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On 9/9/2021 at 8:51 AM, oldiron29 said:

1928 Regular dragged it out of hedge row many years ago and redid it. Long Island NY. potato row tractor with off set rear wheels.

Sits in the back of the barn have not had it out in many years. 

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I am partial to "original rust" barn find tractors, but THAT is beautiful!!

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This is a picture of my father and grandfather in 1941 operating a Farmall Regular my grandfather bought new in 1929 for $395 IIRC. It took my grandfather 11 years to pay off the Farmall Regular. My Dad used to show me he still had all the paperwork verifying this in the 1980s when he was going through financial problems. Unfortunately, after the passing of both of my parents and oldest brother that took over the farm, I have not been able to find that paperwork anymore. The combine is an IH #8 combine that I believe was purchased around the same time as the Regular. 

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SDman:  great photo.  You folks sure had the ground to make  the overhead grain tank work.  It would be interesting, to say the least, to run one of them in our hills.  You'd want to be careful where you unloaded for sure.

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1 hour ago, 234-IA said:

SDman:  great photo.  You folks sure had the ground to make  the overhead grain tank work.  It would be interesting, to say the least, to run one of them in our hills.  You'd want to be careful where you unloaded for sure.

Here’s a photo of the combine from the side with my grandfather. Yes, we are pretty flat in this part of the world. 

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First pic is one of our Regulars. 1930. It is 2 pictures made into one. 

2nd pic. My great grandfather Elwin and his regular. I believe it is about a 1927. He brother Lavern and oldest daughter Helen. My grandmother was not born yet. 

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On 9/10/2021 at 11:27 PM, SDman said:

Here’s a photo of the combine from the side with my grandfather. Yes, we are pretty flat in this part of the world. 

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Did those combines run the same engine as the Farmall?

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1 hour ago, jeeper61 said:

Did those combines run the same engine as the Farmall?

Good question…that I cannot answer. I would think most power units before the Great Depression would be flathead-style engines, but it might be an engine based on a Farmall, too. 
 

Here’s some pictures of a Farmall Regular at RPRU 2014 with some aftermarket additions that were offered for the Regulars. 

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13 hours ago, JRound said:

This is either a 1926 or 1929 I can’t remember off the top of my head. Got it from a guy who’s grandpa bought it new. Runs but has a sticky valve and haven’t done anything with it yet.

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your operator is going to need some modifications made on the tractor before going to the field.   I probably sat on Grandpa's F20 and made tractor noises when I was that age

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