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Ralph,

I remember one time with my TD-18, when I noticed the wheels of the 620 John Deere chisel plow were sinking in the mud like that.

The last is a postcard showing a 32 Reeves and steam lift plow, taking on water in western Nebraska, breaking prairie grassland.

Gary ;)

Gary, that pic of the Reeves plowing in Nebraska is impressive. Nebraska appears very flat in that picture.

Not so flat where I am working. I'm about warn out from all the twisting and turning, flipping hydraulic levers constantly on and off as I work amongst the sloughs.

This pic shows some of our prairie wildflowers in the foreground, the crocus, taken Friday afternoon. They are a little late this year.

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Gary wrote: I found some Reeves engines to place here. The first is of the Big Forty plowing at Cedar Falls, Iowa in the 1990s. I'm going back to Iowa to watch this ex-Montana engine plowing again in August of this year.

Is this the one and same Reeves I remember from an earlier picture with a 20 bottom plow? This plow pictured does not look that big. Tryed to find of what I just talked but so much material to go through, chub

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Ralph,

That is actually in Iowa, but Iowa is just as flat as Nebraska and even moreso in that location of Iowa. It is a very impressive engine. I will stick my neck out and say that it is the most powerful steam traction engine on the North American Continent. We're lucky to have the example to go see. It spent its working life about 75 miles from where I grew up, in Montana's Judith Basin.

Chub,

This engine would pull that 20-bottom plow quite easily, but they only have a 14-bottom plow to pull behind it. The engine we pulled the 20-bottom plow with was a 40hp Geiser-Peerless. This one pictured is a 40hp Reeves.

Gary ;)

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This first picture is of my friend Dean Alling of southern California, on Carl Mehmke's 20hp Nichols & Shepard, powering Carl's sawmill. This engine is an original with a facelift. It was complete and straight. Carl painted it and put decals on.

The second picture shows an Advance strawburner engine with the thresher and crew. Notice the feeders.

The third picture is of a 32hp Reeves Canadian Special cross sompound engine threshing.

Gary ;)

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"Thanks for that website, chub. That was very interesting. That Sawyer Massey steamer sure looks like a dandy. That is a nice looking John Deere tractor. I know little to nothing about the green line, but I certainly have respect for them."

Gary- that 68 Sawyer just happens to be one of the engines that I "cut my teeth" on. :wub: I spent many hours with that old girl and knew her well. We plowed many acres with an 8 furrow JD plow in all sorts of places and we got along together just fine! Unfortunately, my old friend that used to own her is in bad health, and sold her to a millionare and I won't get the chance to run her again. It will get all the attention it may need, but I'm not in the right "clique" to be with her anymore. :huh:

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I should add, thanks for the picture of the Advance engine! I have had the great opportunity to run Advance engines and I certainly like them. You just have to keep a firm hold of that reverse lever with their gear drive link motion! :blink:

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Gary, days are so busy now that I only get to turn the computer on late at night to check mail and see whats new on this thread. Going all out applying anhydrous even at the highest price its ever been.

Today was kind of cool and windy, no need for AC even in that greenhouse cab on the magnum. A flock of Franklin gulls kept me company for a while following the cultivator picking up whatever they could find to eat. The anydrous truck today was a veteran S1700 IH with the V8 IH diesel engine. Got a picture of it but pretty dark, thats the kind of day it was.

Found a flat tire on the outside dual of the Magnum late in the afternoon but kept working to finish. Guess the tube has sprung a leak. Same one that gave me trouble a couple of years ago. Time for a new tube. :(

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High winds this morning caused "breakers" even on the sloughs. Heres the view over the hood.

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Ralph,

Thanks for those pictures. That old 1700 and diesel V-8 made a pretty respectible truck. I never drove it, but Bourke Motor & Implement had an earlier style for delivering machinery when I was a partsman there.

I'm sorry about the tire on your tractor. I ran my 806, 1206 and Case 1030 with duals and (knock on wood) never ever had a flat in the field with any of them. My IH 4568 had dual 24.5X32 tires. I always feared losing a tire in the field with it, but never did.

I hope your days are going fine with the farming. I'm proud of you for still being there. You have a great heritage to pass along. I sure don't miss hearing things like "...highest prices it's ever been..." though. It is days like you showed with the whitecaps on the water that make that tractor cab a real pleasure, isn't it.

Darryn,

You're welcome for that Advance engine photo. There is an almost like brand new engine (22hp?) in the Schwinden Ag Museum at Fort Benton(world's innermost port), Montana. My late friend Clyde Corley donated the engine, all polished up, to that museum. The spark arrestor sets beside one front wheel, as the clearance isn't there for it to be mounted.

I hear you about the Sawyer-Massey too. I lost out on that 40hp Peerless and 20-bottom plow in the same manner. It is a memory nobody can take away, though!

I got a photo e-mailed from a friend in Helena yesterday showing another Advance Clyde Corley used to own. This first picture is of a 30hp Advance cross compound that was bought new by "Strawberry" Johnson of Grass Range, Montana. It then sold to the Pratt Brother's sawmill, up Beaver Creek from our farm. Pratt's sold it to Clyde Corley at Geraldine, Montana in about 1950 or 51. I was a second grader when this steam engine came by the Glengarry one room school and I saw it passing out the window. I got up and watched, as I'd never seen a steam engine being hauled on a truck before. It was a Chevy or GMC "semi" and flat trailer. Present owner of this 30 Advance, David Vanek Jr. saw and liked it at Clyde's place as a young man. Clyde sold it to another gentleman in north central Montana and Dave bought it from that man's estate sale. The blue colors are correct and match the original paint, as blue was what Advance used on their cross compound engines only. The others got red. This is the only 30hp Advance cross compound extant. In the first photo, Dave Vanek is powering the sawmill at the Lewistown show. I sure miss out on being able to look out of my south window on Beaver Creek and seeing those Big Snowy Mountains in the distance.

My second picture is of the larger 40hp Advance cross compound engine. Shown pulling a string to the camera, taking this picture, is none other than LeRoy Blaker who started the NTA at his farm near Alvordton, Ohio 63 or 64 years ago. This particular Advance was cut up for scrap in the late 1940s. I would imagine the Nichols & Shepard behind it was cut up too? Fortunately, one 40hp Advance survives also. It was used in the Chinook area of Montana. My friend Mark Pedersen of Luverne, North Dakota owns that engine (red paint and all).

The next picture I'd placed on Palouse's (I believe?) thread last fall. I thought it should also be on my thread, as it shows Dad's 1951 Jeep pickup and a great view of our farm, in snow, in the background. It is the only picture I have of either of Dad's Jeep pickups.

The last picture is of a jerkline freighting outfit near Utica, Montana many, many years ago. The small cart at the rear could haul supplies for the freighter as well as sacked oats for his animals, at the end of the day's journey. It appears as though he can cook and sleep in it as well.

Gary ;)

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Ralph,

Thanks for those pictures. That old 1700 and diesel V-8 made a pretty respectible truck. I never drove it, but Bourke Motor & Implement had an earlier style for delivering machinery when I was a partsman there.

I'm sorry about the tire on your tractor. I ran my 806, 1206 and Case 1030 with duals and (knock on wood) never ever had a flat in the field with any of them. My IH 4568 had dual 24.5X32 tires. I always feared losing a tire in the field with it, but never did.

I hope your days are going fine with the farming. I'm proud of you for still being there. You have a great heritage to pass along. I sure don't miss hearing things like "...highest prices it's ever been..." though. It is days like you showed with the whitecaps on the water that make that tractor cab a real pleasure, isn't it.

Gary ;)

Gary, I like that shot of the Jeep pickup in the snow, reminds me a bit of a winter tire commercial from the sixties.

Re: the IH truck, I didn't even know the V8 diesel was an option in that series truck. My brother drove an S series fuel truck that had the 466, six cylinder. Another very good truck.

Tire problem is no more. My local tire guy came in and replaced the tube in less than an hour this afternoon. This tube had been patched a couple of years ago and had developed another weak spot in the sidewall for some unknown reason. Thankfully it wasn't an inner wheel with chloride to deal with.

Your right, the cab is really appreciated on those cold windy days, actually every day. When I first started tractor driving in the field it was all out in the open with dust, wind and sunburn, cold (or hot) in those days. I think everyone needs a few years of that style driving to truly appreciate the climate controlled cabs we have today on farm machinery.

Another picture from yesterday. The view out the back window of the Magnum showing the tough old John Deere 1600 cultivator and anhydrous tank. Those are Franklin Gulls following me watching for any bugs turned up by the cultivator.

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Ralph,

It looks like the gulls really enjoy following you and the outfit around the fields. We used to have lots of field mice in the spring. I remember plowing with an International TD-40 TracTracTor and a pair of 9' IH plows. The hawks circled overhead and the owls would perch on hilltops. When a mouse would start running across the new plowed ground, confused, the big birds weren't confused and knew exactly what to do and how to eat them.

I had to put an obituary photo of my "grandson" Otto here. Our families are sad over the passing of one of the finest dogs I've ever petted. I said my good byes last week when I was there working on son Mike's steam engine, as I knew it was to happen soon. Otto knew I was the softie who'd go get him a dog bone when he "spoke" to me. I will miss you too Otto; and I've shed a few tears too... more than with a few of my relatives who've gone on before us.

The second picture is of William Jurney's binding operation at Vulcan, Alberta in 1916. The Reeves steam engine is pulling six binders. Following the binders is a wagon with repair parts and twine. The rear horse pulled binder was to do out the corners.

The third picture is for you Case men to tell me what it is.

Gary ;)

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The third picture is for you Case men to tell me what it is.

Gary ;)

Looks to be a model C Case . I have 3 in the sheds out back. All were running . 2 of them have been still for past 20 years . Will need to pull valve cover and loosen valves before firing up. I bought one @ an auction back in 69 . Paid $50 for it with a #7 JD mower. Made the mistake of starting it before checking valves. It only ran on 2 cylinders but good enought to get on truck. Had to pull valve covers and straighten a bunch of push rods. Lucky none broke. One Valve guide was pushed down out of place. Was real sneaky and pulled spark plug . placed a square nut on top of piston , used a hydraulic bottle jack on engine crank and pushed it back in place ! :>) Dad said it could not be done and to pull the head. Just a stubborn kid with no money for gaskets so made do. Still runs good . But ...I never start the old Cases or turn them over if they have been sitting for a year or so. Bad fault of those old engines. Dad said to turn them over every month in the winter or that was to be expected ...(Stuck valves in the guides)

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Southpaw: We need to get together. I have a C and a CC which run and one CC that's parts only along with a CE power unit. I think the C was one of the best engineered tractors Case ever built. I have the one my grandfather bought new in 1930 and it's the most dependable of all my tractors.

I'm in Great Falls; (406) 454-8758.

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Gee Tubacase,

I hadn't thought of it until you kind of reminded me... I'll bet I could make some good money running a dating service on this thread??? Of course, it would likely be only "iron oriented" women answering. Oh well, I wouldn't really know how to set it up anyway, being not too computer literate. (i.e. computer illiterate?)

For example girls... Tubacase (Tom) is a single guy! Do any of you girls own Case tractors, or have access to Dad's Case tractors?

Darn... Forget the $$$. Tom already put his phone number out there, girls.

Gary (or cupid?) :rolleyes:

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Southpaw: We need to get together.

Tubacase , Daughter lives in Gt.Falls so we are down quite often . Will give you a call next time I'm in town ..All my Cases are 30's one a 32 a 34 the newest a 38 I think. got the info from YTMag web site. Dad had one he bought in the early 50's We used it for picking rock . Had a small 4x6' wagon made from a car axel with a dump bed. Walked along with 6 tine fork pitching rock in to said wagon. Wish I had a nickle a pound for all the rocks we pitched on the wagon and dumped over the hill and dam faces.

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Gee Tubacase,

I hadn't thought of it until you kind of reminded me... I'll bet I could make some good money running a dating service on this thread??? Of course, it would likely be only "iron oriented" women answering. Oh well, I wouldn't really know how to set it up anyway, being not too computer literate. (i.e. computer illiterate?)

For example girls... Tubacase (Tom) is a single guy! Do any of you girls own Case tractors, or have access to Dad's Case tractors?

Darn... Forget the $$$. Tom already put his phone number out there, girls.

Gary (or cupid?) :rolleyes:

Gary, "iron oriented women" is a good term. Too bad there are very few of them to be found. :(

Sorry to hear of your loss of a good canine companion. Dogs really do become a member of the family and leave quite a void in our life when they go. My brothers family have a couple, a cocker spaniel and a lab/border collie cross who are also family members. Living a "dogs life" out on the farm.

Southpaw, I never knew about the Case engines having a tendency to stick valves and guides. I'll have to remember to give a turn of the crank on my old DC4 next time I am in the shed. It hasn't run in a year or two so maybe its already too late.

No pictures today, I forgot to carry my camera. It was another "high surf " day with breakers and waves on the water in the huge slough in the field I was working. Going to raise a lot of ducks on that farm this year. :unsure:

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Gee Tubacase,

I hadn't thought of it until you kind of reminded me... I'll bet I could make some good money running a dating service on this thread??? Of course, it would likely be only "iron oriented" women answering. Oh well, I wouldn't really know how to set it up anyway, being not too computer literate. (i.e. computer illiterate?)

For example girls... Tubacase (Tom) is a single guy! Do any of you girls own Case tractors, or have access to Dad's Case tractors?

Darn... Forget the $$$. Tom already put his phone number out there, girls.

Gary (or cupid?) :rolleyes:

I hesitated about posting the phone number because I knew some accordian playing clown would have something to say, but hey, any C Case owner has to be someone I want to meet. LOL. Tom

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Showers here this morning so I am catching up. Still reeling in shock from totalling up the anhydrous bill. :blink:

For those of you that know and admire the 5-6-7- Chevies I thought you might find this site interesting. It appears to be a "7-8-9" Chevy combining the three different years cars. Interesting is all I can say. :mellow:

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Southpaw,

I was thinking of you while at my brother's home about ten days ago. He got to telling me about when he was writing the book The Hanging of Billy Calder 30 some years ago. He was telling me how he went to the Damschen Ranch, where the murders took place, about 70-75 years before and Alberta took he and his "photography crew" around the area, photographing the landmarks that applied to his book.

It's interesting about what you say about Case C valve guides. That was a new one to me, but even moreso how you remedied your problem without removing the cylinder head!

Tubacase,

I thought I had a pretty good idea about the iron oriented women. Well, friend, with my accordion rendition of Beer Barrel Polka out there for your free downloading, you should darn well be able to learn to play along so we can perform it live at some annual Montana Steam Engineer's Association meeting? That last "turn around" or whatever "note playing" musicians call that little ditty before the last chorus, you should be able to duplicate on the tuba? I remember in another lifetime at Moore(Eddy's Corner) High School, I think I could have spit it out on the Sousaphone.

Ralph,

You have showers there this morning? We've had showers here this morning, only NOW it is SNOWING! It's not turning white yet, but it is a funny feeling seeing snowflakes hitting the windshield and being wiped away, when we had a temperature of near 80 degrees about three or four days ago.

Thanks for that website. That must be a car you can order today. Is it a Chevy, really? That is unique how they blended 1957, 1958 and 1959 into one automobile like that.

jd730D,

I guess Ralph first mentioned the "7-8-9 Chevy"years and I'd have to agree with him. I didn't see any 1960 there.

I thought the 1959 and 60 Chevys were both kind of neat when they were new. I got to drive a friend's brand new 1960 Chevy Impalla convertible with a 348 & triple carbs, with a four speed shift in the floor.

My first picture is of Canadian Eric Campbell beside his 17hp Sawyer-Massey tandem compound, turning a mill (threshing machine, down here).

The second is a picture David Weimer sent me of a Banting Greyhound steam engine, a very scarce engine.

The third is an Allis Chalmers, which I know nothing about. Hopefully some one can fill us in on it. That is likely an original belly mounted mower.

The last is of a 32 Reeves cross compound steam engine, crew and threshing machine.

Gary ;)

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Hi everyone, looks like now is a good time for me to jump in this thread and answer the question of the Allis in the 3rd picture that Gary posted. It is a WC with a mid mounted mower. The WC was the first tractor designed specially for air tires and "speed" farming.

I have been reading this thread since it was posted about on another forum and all I can say is WOW. The history being talked about here is wonderfull and very informative. I finally made it to the end of the pages. Imagine my surprise as I read along that all of a sudden I am reading about a show grounds were I went several times when I was a kid, Antique Acres in Cedar Falls Iowa, and remember seeing the big steamers plowing. In fact my great aunt and uncle on my mom's side were the caretakers there for several years. Than on a page I read about how Gary knows the son of my neighbor when I lived in the town of Sumner Iowa and who also is in the local antique engine club that I am in and provides the steam engine every year. Talk about a small world.

I went to the Cedar Falls show last fall and was disappointed because the big steam engines I remembered being there as a kid were not there any more and I found out that they had moved them to a show grounds up by Osage. I was thinking about trying to go up there sometime to see them and may just have to do that this year.

I specially joined this forum so I could post on this thread and share some of the history from this area of the corn belt and learn more from the wealth of knowledge that has been shared here already. I grew up on Allis equipment but do have an old Mc Deering corn binder that was my grandfathers and am very interested in Agricultural history and equipment. Always have been. You may have to bear with me as I learn how to post and insert pictures in this thread. I hope that those of you who have kept this thread going don't mind me doing that.

Wil

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Wilman,

Welcome aboard... and post away! While I know little about AC tractors, it is good to have someone here who does. I'm glad you want to post here... That makes my "job" (Ask my lovely wife about THIS Red Power "job"!)easier!

Since you've read this thread and discovered how small this world is already, I guess you'd see how I ended up at the Cedar Falls show twice in my lifetime. I am going to Osage in August, to watch the Smolik Brother's big engines in action again. Your Sumner friend, Randy Schwerin (I spelled it correctly too, didn't I!??) will be there also... a first since those big engines left Cedar Falls. And I met Randy's father too. His first name escapes me, but I had the distinct pleasure of playing my accordion for him when I was there in 1992. He was a musician - a trombone player and when I played my final song, he had tears in his eyes. I was very touched by that, as I know that it is a "musician thing" and maybe not understood by all others.

I met your mother's uncle when my son Mike and I stopped in at Antique Acres in about 1990. My son was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky and I flew there so we could drive back to Montana together. We stopped into Antique Acres and my friends Dean and Warren Bellinger had made arrangements for Mike and I to see the 40hp Reeves in the shed. I may still have a letter from the man? His name escapes me, however.

I placed some more AC tractors here for your scrutiny, Wil! Please explain the two exhausts on the last tractor.

Thanks,

Gary ;)

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Thank you Gary.

Yes, I believe you did spell Randy's last name correct. I would have to look it up for sure I lived next door to his mother for 7 1/2 years. I or I should say we(my wife and family), just moved out into the country back at the end of March. I need to take Randy's offer up sometime this summer and call him and go out and see what he has hidden in his sheds out to his farm.

My mom's uncle's last name was Miller but I can't remember his first name right now either, nor his wifes. I do remember that they went by Fibber Magee and Molly.

The first picture you posted is an unstyled WF model, or basically the standard version of the popular WC model that is in you second picture.

The 3rd picture is of David Ferguson and his AO tractor. There were a limited number (around 1500) of A Allis tractors built. They are a brute of a tractor. They were designed to be used on threshing machines but were never tested at Nebraska because Allis knew that within a short time they would be introducing the All Crop Combine. Any way, the A is a highly collectable tractor within the AC crowd. This particular tractor is the only one know to be in existance and is an oil (diesel) tractor that Dave produced from blue prints and part numbers found in the AGCO archives down in Independence, Missouri. Mr Ferguson himself is quite the person and is a very knowledgeable diesel mechanic and owns his own diesel repair shop up in Austin MN. As to why it has 2 exhaust stacks, that is because the older oil burning engines that AC designed for their crawlers had 2 exhausts and those motors were the basis for the motor in this tractor.

This is my first time posting a picture here so let's hope it works.

This is my 37 WC that first hooked me on working on mechanical equipment. My dad and I bought this back when I was in middle school. It was not quite running at the time and he showed me how to get it running. Something that he never had the pleasure of his father doing for him that I know of. The wooden flare box behind the WC is mounted on a running gear and hand crank hoist that was my grandfathers that we managed to keep from the scrap man for many years. My mother remembers using that hand crank hoist for unloading ear corn back when her and dad first got married back in the early 60's.

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OK that didn't work for the photo :angry: . Somebody is going to have to walk me through how to post them. I take it is different than just coping the link to photobucket like it works on YT or the unofficial ac page.

Wil

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Wil,

I'm not going to be much help with your posting photos. I'm able to use my own scans from my computer, but I'd have a dickens of a time posting elsewhere and linking to here. I'm all thumbs on a computer anyway.

Miller was the man's last name and I looked in my "old iron friend" phone and address book. It wasn't in there. He was very kind and took us out to the shed, although nowhere near the show date.

Please do go to Randy's place and check out his engines. Here are the ones I can think of off of the top of my head: 10hp Advance, 10hp Nichols & Shepard, 16hp Nichols & Shepard, 25hp "Montana Special" Gaar Scott rear mounted double, 20hp Woods Brothers, 20hp Rumely, 30hp Case, but there must be more that I'm not thinking of. As a matter fact, a friend of mine from Michigan is taking the bus to Randy's place and sometime right before or right after the Osage show, they will fire up some engines. Randy is one heck of a nice person!

Thanks for answering about the AC tractors I posted. I think I posted the first picture here of Tyler's Allis Chalmers and Monarch units not too long ago. My problem, I have about five times the posts I have on Red Power, on another forum and I can't remember what I've posted where??!! My age is no help, either. Anyway, notice the AC crawler with the three exhaust pipes.

The second picture is of Randy (L) in the cab of the 40-140 Reeves at Cedar Falls at a tractor pull. Randy and Warren Bellinger had the 40 fired up in preparation for their show, something like a week before and they happened to be having a tractor pull that day. They were invited up to pull as the finally that afternoon. They piled everything on they could to stop the engine, but she pulled her right out of the finish and Randy said she had her nose up against the gate at the end of the field. He remarked how there were some burned clothing around the end of the pull line, as she was really opened up and sucking small coals out the smokestack.

The last picture is a filler for me and I wanted it here. I believe I posted it very early on, but I don't remember for sure. Wil, since you've recently reviewed my stuff, maybe you remember? Anyway, it is our machine sheds with snow on the ground when I would have been very young, at the farm in Montana's Judith Basin. That was one of our two Rumely combines setting there in front of the sheds. Lots of water under the bridge, for me.

Gary ;)

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The last picture is a filler for me and I wanted it here. I believe I posted it very early on, but I don't remember for sure. Wil, since you've recently reviewed my stuff, maybe you remember? Anyway, it is our machine sheds with snow on the ground when I would have been very young, at the farm in Montana's Judith Basin. That was one of our two Rumely combines setting there in front of the sheds. Lots of water under the bridge, for me.

Gary ;)

Gary, after you mentioned snow earlier today I was hoping that picture was not taken today. :blink:

No snow here yet and not really any rain worth mentioning. The constant raging wind is enough to drive you nuts though and I hope it does rain to quiet things down. I spent the day preparing for seeding canola and hanging onto my hat.

Wilman, glad you joined up and looking forward to your input. I don't have much Allis Chalmers experience. A neighbour had a little model A or B when I was a kid and I thought it was a neat little tractor.

I have a picture here of a little Allis that I watched sell at a farm auction a few years ago. Faded paint looked pink :blink:

This second picture is from an old family album. Although my ancestry is British , there was a German?Austrian connection through marriage and that is how I happen to own quite a few old german post cards. My german is not that good (non-existent), so I don't know what the card says other than the year 1925.

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Ok, after doing a little research, I might have this picture posting thing down pat. Sounds like it is just a matter of downloading my pictures off of my computer and making sure they are the correct size. Read that it is not recommend to link pictures from another site. Don't know why as that would cut down on host requirements here but I am just a registered guest here which I am thankful for.

The first picture is of my 37 WC pulling a 943 JD running gear with a hand crank hoist under the flare box. This is the running gear and hoist that my mom remembers using back in the early 60's when they picked ear corn. I bought and put the wooden flare box on the running gear last summer as the original wooden box is long gone.

The second picture is of my Grandfather and the same hand crank hoist that is on my wagon back when I presume he bought the hoist new.

The 3rd picture is of my Step-Grandfather, using the same running gear out in the field back in the mid 60's and the 4 th picture is of my dad using the same running gear and wagon grinding feed back in the early 60's. I will dig up some pictures of what I started with.

I will definitely plan on getting out to Randy's sometime.

Wil

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