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Am swiping the Professor's horse powered harvet picture--------and plan on posting it in Wrangler's barn------just to remind him of how good he's got it here on this flat land.

And-------that is really a steep slope pictured in Palouse's wreck.

On the subject of wheat-------combines shoild be hitting the fields this week on Delta area wheat. Have been stalled off with random showers----looks like a few days of hot sunshine for this week.

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A couple of weeks ago-------I visited with a Case/IH partsman at the doctor's office. We were talking about all of the changes with the new combines. He said that on the new red ones------the cleaning screens could be leveled on the go.

Should be a popular improvment out Palouse's way. (don't know which model---or how long they might have been doing this)

DD

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Some more old harvest scenery. This one from many years ago in the Eyebrow, Sask. area. Looks like a good sized crew on this one.

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Greg,

Those pictures you posted of the upside down combine looks eerie, with that teamster's platform on the ground. Like you, I'd be curious what happened to the team and the teamster.

Ralph,

That photo of the Waterloo steam engine and crew is fantastic! Everyone is posing as though this is their big opportunity in life. When I first started my affinity with steam engines and their photos at age 10, I figured those posed pictures were quite rare. I've re-rated that thought to "just about any steam engine that was powering a threshing machine and a crew was present, someone brought a camera and took a picture." They are still awe inspiring to me, as it is a bygone era that I've only been able to replicate for future generations, but I'll never be able to go back to the original steam era, that my dad lived through. It won't be that many more years that as those of us who visited with those old boys who buttered their bread with a steam engine, will also be gone. I guess that's why I believe so strongly in preserving every bit of history I can! This thread is a good example too! Roger has been unequaled in historical preservation as well.

Speaking of Roger, I hope I don't get in trouble posting this picture of the latest technology in 1912 stopping to pay homage to the rotting image of 1860's technology for transportation.

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And speaking of preserving history, I can't remember where this old Advance steam engine was. It was a Polaroid picture that someone sent me, from somewhere, but I don't know where any longer.

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This is one of my favoritist automobiles in the whole wide world. It's a little "new" to my preferences, but I could own an IHC Autowagon for fun, like Roger's, then have this beauty for my transportation!! A 1932 Chevrolet Deluxe Roadster with dual side mount spare wheels and tires, plus a rumble seat! This era of cars, especially in original configuration as this restoration is, are scarce as hen's teeth. Those were tough, tough times and the automobile manufactures didn't sell many, while trying to keep from going bankrupt themselves. Their customer base was very limited. These two pictures were taken recently in Pontiac, Michigan and posted to my page on Facebook. Gary ;)

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As a connection to that great photo Ralph posted of a thrashing crew, I'm going to do a repeat post of my Minneapolis outfit and my crew from 1981.

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The photo of the engine is from the second morning of the two-day thrashing run I did back then. The picture of the crew is from that same afternoon.

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The four years that I did this run, were some of the best periods of my life. It wasn't a show, it was using the equipment like it was meant to be used and working with a great group of men. The two farms were close to each other so driving the equipment from place to place didn't take very long. The fields weren't too large so each place could be done in a day with the equipment I had. Sorry to say, but 1981 was the last year of doing this. Half of the guys in the photo are gone now and the engineer's hair/mustache are a lot whiter, but those days will always be amount my fondest memories.

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It does appear that threshing outfits attracted cameras in their day, especially when the women folk showed up in the field. These were of my grandfather's outfit about 1915. Someone has labeled some of the people. They are my dad's brothers, sisters and cousins. I may have posted these sometime back.

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Greg,

Those are neat old threshing photos. The steamer is a Minneapolis, but I must bow and ask Roger the correct size of it. I believe it is either a 22hp or a 24hp, due to the closed crank disk. If you go back and look at Roger's Minneapolis a couple of posts ago, it has "balance holes" both sides of the crank pin on the disk. I honestly can't even tell you what size Roger's engine is. Some Minneapolis engines are very deceptive to my old dusty mind.

The separator is an easy guess, with that Red River Special on the straw blower tube. They were built by Nichols & Shepard. Ralph has ties to Red River Special as well. I'm posting a picture of one that I had for a while at Whitefish, Montana. The wood was trash inside from rot, but a friend wanted the wheels for a carriage for a 90hp single cylinder oilfield gas engine he had and I gave it to him. Gary ;)

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What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

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What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

See page one of this thread for an explanation of how this thread started.

Gary, I guess it is a re-run but while we are on the subject of threshing photos I only have these two very early photos of my grandfather's threshing outfit. The IH Famous engine and Aultman Taylor threshing machine. Date is about 1910. I don't know if this is the original machinery that burned down later that fall or if it is already the replacement.

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Greg,

Those pictures you posted of the upside down combine looks eerie, with that teamster's platform on the ground. Like you, I'd be curious what happened to the team and the teamster.

Ralph,

That photo of the Waterloo steam engine and crew is fantastic! Everyone is posing as though this is their big opportunity in life. When I first started my affinity with steam engines and their photos at age 10, I figured those posed pictures were quite rare. I've re-rated that thought to "just about any steam engine that was powering a threshing machine and a crew was present, someone brought a camera and took a picture." They are still awe inspiring to me, as it is a bygone era that I've only been able to replicate for future generations, but I'll never be able to go back to the original steam era, that my dad lived through. It won't be that many more years that as those of us who visited with those old boys who buttered their bread with a steam engine, will also be gone. I guess that's why I believe so strongly in preserving every bit of history I can! This thread is a good example too! Roger has been unequaled in historical preservation as well.

Speaking of Roger, I hope I don't get in trouble posting this picture of the latest technology in 1912 stopping to pay homage to the rotting image of 1860's technology for transportation.

attachicon.gif1912 new automobile, old stagecoach.jpg

And speaking of preserving history, I can't remember where this old Advance steam engine was. It was a Polaroid picture that someone sent me, from somewhere, but I don't know where any longer.

attachicon.gifAdvance steamer somewhere, polaroid.jpg

This is one of my favoritist automobiles in the whole wide world. It's a little "new" to my preferences, but I could own an IHC Autowagon for fun, like Roger's, then have this beauty for my transportation!! A 1932 Chevrolet Deluxe Roadster with dual side mount spare wheels and tires, plus a rumble seat! This era of cars, especially in original configuration as this restoration is, are scarce as hen's teeth. Those were tough, tough times and the automobile manufactures didn't sell many, while trying to keep from going bankrupt themselves. Their customer base was very limited. These two pictures were taken recently in Pontiac, Michigan and posted to my page on Facebook. Gary ;)

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Gary,

There is one thing wrong with that Chevy roadster..........................my name is not on the title!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron

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What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

See page one of this thread for an explanation of how this thread started.

Gary, I guess it is a re-run but while we are on the subject of threshing photos I only have these two very early photos of my grandfather's threshing outfit. The IH Famous engine and Aultman Taylor threshing machine. Date is about 1910. I don't know if this is the original machinery that burned down later that fall or if it is already the replacement.

What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

IH_COLLECTOR,

Check what Ralph said: "See page one." It shows the start date of the thread and if you read the first 100 pages and several subsequent pages, you will see IH Tractors. It has since become a "table at a coffee shop" where us old guys come to recall and recollect things we experienced in the past 70 years... I guess?? It's not too awfully pornographic and there is information here you couldn't buy elsewhere. Sometimes old guys know or remember things of importance too, and it can be well to pay attention when one of those other old guys speak. It has just "morphed" a little throughout the past seven or so years. Would it be less deceptive if we started a new thread, "Experienced IH Owner's Coffee Table?" Maybe so? About the time I say to myself, it's time to knock this thing in the head, others start posting something interesting that needs an answer or comment. It's not a conspiracy. Stuff just happens, sometimes.

Here are a couple of pictures of IH Tractors on a Montana Farm too. Me on the 1935 F-12 a few weeks ago and my grandson about 18 years ago, driving my old 16hp garden tractor around the 15hp Case steam engine and "Annie," our 1939 Farmall H, or the 181st one built. Gary ;)

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Greg,

Those pictures you posted of the upside down combine looks eerie, with that teamster's platform on the ground. Like you, I'd be curious what happened to the team and the teamster.

Ralph,

That photo of the Waterloo steam engine and crew is fantastic! Everyone is posing as though this is their big opportunity in life. When I first started my affinity with steam engines and their photos at age 10, I figured those posed pictures were quite rare. I've re-rated that thought to "just about any steam engine that was powering a threshing machine and a crew was present, someone brought a camera and took a picture." They are still awe inspiring to me, as it is a bygone era that I've only been able to replicate for future generations, but I'll never be able to go back to the original steam era, that my dad lived through. It won't be that many more years that as those of us who visited with those old boys who buttered their bread with a steam engine, will also be gone. I guess that's why I believe so strongly in preserving every bit of history I can! This thread is a good example too! Roger has been unequaled in historical preservation as well.

Speaking of Roger, I hope I don't get in trouble posting this picture of the latest technology in 1912 stopping to pay homage to the rotting image of 1860's technology for transportation.

attachicon.gif1912 new automobile, old stagecoach.jpg

And speaking of preserving history, I can't remember where this old Advance steam engine was. It was a Polaroid picture that someone sent me, from somewhere, but I don't know where any longer.

attachicon.gifAdvance steamer somewhere, polaroid.jpg

This is one of my favoritist automobiles in the whole wide world. It's a little "new" to my preferences, but I could own an IHC Autowagon for fun, like Roger's, then have this beauty for my transportation!! A 1932 Chevrolet Deluxe Roadster with dual side mount spare wheels and tires, plus a rumble seat! This era of cars, especially in original configuration as this restoration is, are scarce as hen's teeth. Those were tough, tough times and the automobile manufactures didn't sell many, while trying to keep from going bankrupt themselves. Their customer base was very limited. These two pictures were taken recently in Pontiac, Michigan and posted to my page on Facebook. Gary ;)

attachicon.gif1932 Chevy Roadster at Pontiac Michigan auto museum.jpg

attachicon.gif1932 Chevy Roadster, rear, at Pontiac Michigan auto museum.jpg

Gary,

There is one thing wrong with that Chevy roadster..........................my name is not on the title!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron

Ron, I guess I'd have to arm wrestle you to see whose name belongs on that 32 Chevy Roadster title? Gary B)

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Some more old harvest scenery. This one from many years ago in the Eyebrow, Sask. area. Looks like a good sized crew on this one.

Can't help noticing the strange wood and metal instruments some of the men are leaning on. Early materials handling method I am told. But where are the hydraulics or pneumatics? No sign of electrical cords either. Not sure I understand!

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What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

See page one of this thread for an explanation of how this thread started.

Gary, I guess it is a re-run but while we are on the subject of threshing photos I only have these two very early photos of my grandfather's threshing outfit. The IH Famous engine and Aultman Taylor threshing machine. Date is about 1910. I don't know if this is the original machinery that burned down later that fall or if it is already the replacement.

What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

IH_COLLECTOR,

Check what Ralph said: "See page one." It shows the start date of the thread and if you read the first 100 pages and several subsequent pages, you will see IH Tractors. It has since become a "table at a coffee shop" where us old guys come to recall and recollect things we experienced in the past 70 years... I guess?? It's not too awfully pornographic and there is information here you couldn't buy elsewhere. Sometimes old guys know or remember things of importance too, and it can be well to pay attention when one of those other old guys speak. It has just "morphed" a little throughout the past seven or so years. Would it be less deceptive if we started a new thread, "Experienced IH Owner's Coffee Table?" Maybe so? About the time I say to myself, it's time to knock this thing in the head, others start posting something interesting that needs an answer or comment. It's not a conspiracy. Stuff just happens, sometimes.

Here are a couple of pictures of IH Tractors on a Montana Farm too. Me on the 1935 F-12 a few weeks ago and my grandson about 18 years ago, driving my old 16hp garden tractor around the 15hp Case steam engine and "Annie," our 1939 Farmall H, or the 181st one built. Gary ;)

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Whether you keep this or "get another table", l hope ya'll keep it going. This post and the "vintage ads" are the first two l check every day when l come online here at RP. Then go check and see if there's anything pertaining to 560's and/or LP's......lol

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Red tractors plowing soybeans on a Mississippi farm-----------some of this dirt "may have been imported" from Montana at some point in time via the Missouri River and then the mighty Mississippi River. (so this very easily could be Montana dirt--------located in Mississippi and qualifies it to be posted on this thread!!!!) ;):rolleyes:

Shot these pics a couple of days ago--------the farm tenant is plowing out the middles so to open furrows for row irrigation. With all of the spring rains----------no doubt it won't be long before the summer heat causes the need for supplemental water to the crops. Crops are looking good here locally with most corn in full tossle----------but you don't go very far to the north before everything appears to be running behind schedule.

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View is looking northward----------mainline Mississippi River Levee in far background of first picture; south side of the small community of Avon in far right side of second picture.

Delta Dirt

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Well, it's my little wife's birthday June 13th, so I'm posting tonight. This first picture of my bride of 50+ years was taken in 1945.

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The second picture is of her with their 1950 Ford in 1951. This was her first day of school, second grade at Moore(Eddies Corner), Montana. As a matter of fact, when she was 14 years old, she went to work as a waitress at Eddies Corner. She liked that better than driving the McCormick WD-9 summer fallowing, or driving the F-350 Ford at harvest time.

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This was about 26 years ago (guess) when my nephew Randy, Mike's steam engine partner and Sharon pinned son Mike's lieutenant bars on his shoulders at ROTC graduation at the University of Montana, Missoula. Happy Birthday, Sweetie! Gary ;)

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Delta Dirt,

I was thinking of you when I looked at this video of the Natchez steamboat plying the Mississippi River a friend of mine posted on Facebook, and the steam works in the engine room. It shows what makes that "paddle wheel" go around on a stern wheeler. While I already knew it, it reminded me what a long, long stroke those pistons and rods make on a steamboat. Gary ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kPamW4DzccA#!

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Happy B-day to Sharron.

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Thanks for the steamboat video------I seriously doubt that the early steamboats engine rooms were quite that clean!!!!

In my earlier days, I always wanted to build a "sidewheeler" pontoon barge utilizing a Volkswagon engine/rear axle assembly. would have been relatively simple------steering with brakes and differential (along with a rudder)------but reckon that most likely won't get done for now. At least I can still dream-------------maybe in my next life I will get the sidewheeler completed and make a trip up the Mississippi and Missouri to Fort Benton (world's innermost port).LOL

DD

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Shot these pics a couple of days ago--------the farm tenant is plowing out the middles so to open furrows for row irrigation.

View is looking northward----------mainline Mississippi River Levee in far background of first picture; south side of the small community of Avon in far right side of second picture.

Delta Dirt

Avon, Ms 38723

That is some flat open land there Delta. And looking like a good crop too. Just for a contrasting comparison, here is a shot I took yesterday morning of my wheat. I wouldn't normally take the time for a picture but had to get out of the cab to move a dead tree that had fallen in the way. Wheat is looking good. That sixty foot sprayer barely fits some of the openings on this farm that I call the "Hundred acre woods".

I switched on the booms at 8 yesterday morning and shut them off about 9:30 at night. Got a good few acres done along with a couple of hours (28 miles) road driving with the old 2090.

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Another scenic shot with the 2090. Like your spray rig------is that a field cultivator frame you have modified; ------or factory designed as a sprayer???

Intended to compliment you on your spraying shot from last week beside the "pot hole". The duck hunters should be thanking you for preserving those pot holes also-----don't forget to feed the ducks come harvest time.

Last Ducks Unlimited banquet I attended was right after we had encountered 6 weeks of rain one fall-------I told the lady at the door that my donation was in the field. She didn't quite comprehend------until I explained that I had been counting soybeans on the ground that afternoon that calculated to be approx 10+ bu/ac x $6 x 1200 ac = $72---75,000. For the most part------nobody appreciates the risk a farmer takes.

Wheat harvest is going strong here in the Delta this week-------decent yields, but apparently smothered down slightly by all of the spring rains.

DD

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Another scenic shot with the 2090. Like your spray rig------is that a field cultivator frame you have modified; ------or factory designed as a sprayer???

Intended to compliment you on your spraying shot from last week beside the "pot hole". The duck hunters should be thanking you for preserving those pot holes also-----don't forget to feed the ducks come harvest time.

DD

Thanks Anson, in fact that is a common , factory made Brandt sprayer. 20 year old technology still getting the job done. Its a long way from the quarter million dollar sprayers many are running up here but it still works for me.

Yes, we raise a lot of ducks here. I don't see much crop damage from them. ITs those cursed Canada Geese that do it. Those potholes that have become lakes on my brother's farm have some big bare patches in the crop around the edges every year.

I've got a little piece of IH history here. Hope I haven't already posted it but if so, here it is again. The original document having my two grandfathers and their brothers signatures when they purchased their IH Famous engine and Aultman Taylor threshing machine in 1910. I guess that $899 debt in 1910 might be like a quarter million dollars today?

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It probably seemed like it.

Inflation says $21820.38 in 2012, which still seems like a fair amount to me. Cool piece.

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Shot these pics a couple of days ago--------the farm tenant is plowing out the middles so to open furrows for row irrigation.

View is looking northward----------mainline Mississippi River Levee in far background of first picture; south side of the small community of Avon in far right side of second picture.

Delta Dirt

Avon, Ms 38723

That is some flat open land there Delta. And looking like a good crop too. Just for a contrasting comparison, here is a shot I took yesterday morning of my wheat. I wouldn't normally take the time for a picture but had to get out of the cab to move a dead tree that had fallen in the way. Wheat is looking good. That sixty foot sprayer barely fits some of the openings on this farm that I call the "Hundred acre woods".

I switched on the booms at 8 yesterday morning and shut them off about 9:30 at night. Got a good few acres done along with a couple of hours (28 miles) road driving with the old 2090.

Ralph , I assume thats spring wheat.

My winter wheat is in full head this week, coop just sprayed the fungicide.

Ray

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Here are some things I brought over here from my Facebook page, taken by my friend Mark Corson. The first two are of a JI Case automobile. These things are going on this weekend, at the JI Case Heritage Show and I'm too embarrassed to admit I don't know where it's being held. Tubacase47 will know.

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This is a half scale model of a 32hp Reeves double simple engine, shown here belted to something.

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This is a quarter scale 16hp Reeves model and Case threshing machine. Gary ;)

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These are two more pictures I wanted to put here from the Case heritage show. The first is Jowett's 13hp Reeves with Gould valves, and Reeves water wagon.

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This is the complete unit of that little quarter scale (3" to the foot) Reeves and Case threshing machine. That man is a genius with his workmanship.

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Now in keeping with my contract, here is a couple of IH Tractors on a Montana Farm. Mike was pulling Randy's Farmall A out with his Farmall M, the first time the A saw daylight after restoration. Not that it can't happen this time of year in Montana, but this photo wasn't taken today. :) Gary ;)

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