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Rumor is that an old cranky guy from Racine, Minnesota is building the tractor to go with this crankshaft.

It must be the BIGGEST 4 -----Roger????🤠

 

 

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That's one big Hammer Knocker!!!!

My son forwarded the picture to me (someone had sent it to him).  The same company built the engines on two off shore seismic boats that he used to work on.

I like that idle speed of 22 rpms.

 

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Mark Corson posted this on Facebook. Is that an electric "engine" powering the belt?  Notice the pole seems to be attached to the wagon and there are spools for the wire. The wire does not appear to go beyond to the barn. Interesting considering the limited amount of electricity available at the time. 

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12_Guy... That's interesting. I can't answer your question, and I doubt Mark Corson could either, but it sure appears to be an electric motor setup? I'm surprised anyone had that type of electric service at this early date to power such a large setup? However, I did abscond this postcard photo from ebay quite some time ago. And it proves it was available! Gary😉

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Gentlemen, I believe I have a problem.  Although I’m nowhere near Iowa, I appear to have a bumper crop of corn!  I picked and processed a wheel barrow full and need bigger side boards!

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I was wondering if the Autowagon was done hauling watermelons and could stop by to take a few ears off my hands. Maybe swing by Gary’s house to drop a few ears of sweet corn and then just spread the wealth along the way back south.  I still have three rows to pick!

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And since we need a little IH red from a Montana farm, I’ll have to brag a little about our local “Cub Patrol”. Three of us own Cubs of various years here in town. One had the idea to ride in the Sanders County parade on Labor Day. Well we won first place in the motorized division!

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There was a small cash award but we promptly ate that up by getting hamburgers afterwards. 🤣 

And since the club is ever growing, another friend of ours, Charlie who is 80 years young, had to join in on the fun. We went to an auction sale last weekend and he snatched up a Cub of his own. 

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So the four of us rolled through the local St. Regis homecoming parade on Thursday to support the school. 

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Sorry I didn’t get the whole crew in a picture but we had a great time!

I’m up at an early hour in anticipation of another auction sale. Three of us are headed to Wisdom, MT in a few hours to a sale with numerous letter series Farmalls. Some have been restored plus there are a few “uglies” and a pile of parts tractors. I’m short a C Farmall and maybe I can bring one home with me to complete the collection. I’ll give a report back tomorrow!

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2 hours ago, MT Matt said:

Gentlemen, I believe I have a problem.  Although I’m nowhere near Iowa, I appear to have a bumper crop of corn!  I picked and processed a wheel barrow full and need bigger side boards!

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I was wondering if the Autowagon was done hauling watermelons and could stop by to take a few ears off my hands. Maybe swing by Gary’s house to drop a few ears of sweet corn and then just spread the wealth along the way back south.  I still have three rows to pick!

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And since we need a little IH red from a Montana farm, I’ll have to brag a little about our local “Cub Patrol”. Three of us own Cubs of various years here in town. One had the idea to ride in the Sanders County parade on Labor Day. Well we won first place in the motorized division!

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There was a small cash award but we promptly ate that up by getting hamburgers afterwards. 🤣 

And since the club is ever growing, another friend of ours, Charlie who is 80 years young, had to join in on the fun. We went to an auction sale last weekend and he snatched up a Cub of his own. 

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So the four of us rolled through the local St. Regis homecoming parade on Thursday to support the school. 

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Sorry I didn’t get the whole crew in a picture but we had a great time!

I’m up at an early hour in anticipation of another auction sale. Three of us are headed to Wisdom, MT in a few hours to a sale with numerous letter series Farmalls. Some have been restored plus there are a few “uglies” and a pile of parts tractors. I’m short a C Farmall and maybe I can bring one home with me to complete the collection. I’ll give a report back tomorrow!

Sweet corn 🌽 how come the raccoon 🦝 didn’t decimate it ? 

You could as a suggestion road it at the tractor show , nice treat for the guest . Put out a tip bucket 

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👍----------can't find a Green thumb, so the "gold thumbs up" will have to do Matt!!!!

Don't know where Roger and the mighty AutoWagon are---------think he might be out scrounging up wheels to go on the BIGGEST 4 tractor .  Apparently---- he has already hauled the 660,000 lb crankshaft in to his shop???😏

Good luck at the auction today.

 

 

DD

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MT Matt! You done good, young man! We haven't had frost in Helena yet and apparently there has been none at St. Regis! My whole life, living near a mile high, corn has gotten almost ready to pick, then you look out one morning and it has frosted. The reason there's so little corn grown in Montana. They are growing it more in the Billings and east area now. 

Roger's not real amicable to delivering Anson's watermelons. He's up to his elbows restoring a Fordson, besides helping on those Big Four tractors. I think he's ignoring us? My suggestion for you, Matt, is get ahold of these people. You're good lookin', younger and single.  I'm sure they'd be more than glad to haul that wheelbarrow full of corn for you. I'd love to taste your sweet corn, and I'll bet these "helpers" would too? Gary😉

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PS: Good luck bringing home a Farmall C!

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On 9/12/2019 at 12:07 PM, Delta Dirt said:

It must be the BIGGEST 4

Just in case the "Biggest 4" is lacking a few HP/RPM here is a little huffer to spice things up😀

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Well Gary which do you suppose would need more maintenance, the Autowagon or the girls?!?!?  I’ll just stick to working on my Farmalls. 😎

Well after a 15 hour day, we’ve staggered home with our loot from the auction sale!  It pays to have friend with a Dodge dually and a large trailer. I doubt I’ll ever go to another auction sale with the volume of Farmall letter series tractors. There was a range from newly painted down to parts tractors and random pallets of parts. 

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I bought five pallets of parts, there might have been just one thing I really wanted but you had to take the whole pallet. Good thing they were cheap, the most I paid was $45. And then horse trading and parts selling happened after the pallet was sold if a person wanted something that I didn’t. One pallet I actually made $5 on above what I paid!!  Lol. I don’t know exactly all of what I got but there was a big box of rod and main bearings that has to be a gold mine. At least I hope so. I’ll have to dig through everything and see. At least I have some original IH parts boxes as display pieces.  I wish I could have bought more to save it from a scrapper that bought what everyone didn’t want but you can only save so much. I think there were around 30 parts tractors and most sold for $10. 😳

I also scored a snow plow for the M to clear my driveway for $155.  It could use a little work but I really needed that.

So on to the gem of the day!  I bid on a C that was in the “ugly” category and I passed at $400. A Cub parade tractor went for $1600. Then I ran up a painted single front C to $750 but the tires were suspect and let it go.  A pretty nice painted Super M went for $1750.  Then this girl came up:

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It didn’t seem like the bidders really wanted to pay too much so I thought what the heck, and I got in on the bidding. It pushed up to $1150 and then stopped. The auctioneer tried in vain to get one more bid but I was the last one standing so I got her!  It’s a Super C and has new rubber all the way around. I felt it was the best deal of the day for the cost because of the new rubber and fresh paint. The beat down B next to it went for a ridiculous $800!!  Two guys fought over it just because you could put two seats on it for parading. 

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So onto the trailer she went and 3 1/2 hours home. I’ll need to add a few small items to finish her up but I’m more then pleased. So this Super C is another IH tractor on a Montana farm!!

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Congrats Matt. Sounds like a good day!

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Matt, That looks like a real super, Super C! I wanted Dad to buy a "Little Farmall C" so bad, when they came out. I thought it was just my size of Farmall and I could go to the hay field and work with the big guys. It went in one ear and out the other, I guess? He did eventually buy a good used Farmall Super A, that I spent many, many days on, mowing and raking.

You're likely right about that AutoWagon full of dollies. A Farmall's maintenance can be put off for a day or two, most of the time. Sometimes for months or years? But not one of those ladies, if they have an immediate need. And that "harum" might be a little much, especially during certain cycles? That was a water cooled AutoWagon anyway. They might freeze up. You need to have an air cooled AutoWagon like Roger's.

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And if you took that water cooled AutoWagon, Matt, your farm would eventually look like this, in old age.

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Some IH Dealership photos from Facebook. This first is a Farmall is a red Cub Demonstrator. Oh, if we could only still buy them at this price!!

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Here is a serious looking speculative client sitting on a Farmall Cub.

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And a few years later, here is a Farmer sitting on a new 560 Farmall Diesel. And a brand new Cub Cadet at right.

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My Dad's Cub Cadet he got at that time. My nephew Ralph, sitting on it, surrounded by IH farm equipment, is about ready to retire. And the Super A that I spent so many hours on is at right. Of course this isn't a Facebook photo, but it is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm!

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Last, but not least, is this beautifully restored (or painted?) McCormick-Deering 10-20 tractor from Facebook. Gary😉

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I went fishing for this, after posting on Mike Newman's thread about their new gun laws in New Zealand. I am sick for him and his collection of beautiful lever action Marlin firearms. I'd like to think there aren't enough ignorant people in the USA who'd vote for Irishman O'Rourke. But you never know? And I quoted, I think, Sir Winston Churchill? "You can vote your way into Socialism (Communist Lite), but you'll have to shoot your way out." That's my political rant for the night.

Some stuff from Facebook. This is an International Harvester Model J-30 Touring Car. It doesn't haul many watermelons.

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Another motor vehicle is this 1934 International truck.

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And last but not least for motor vehicles, is this International KB-5 "Rat Rod." I'd take a clean old original KB-5, but I'm not interested in this abortion.

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This is an unusual McCormick Deering tractor. I don't know the model, with these hard rubber tires.

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This is some plowing demonstration with old tractors. Or maybe farmer neighbors are helping out "one of theirs" due to an injury or death? An IHC W(D,K,?)-40 is leading the pack.

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Here are some IH Farmall Tractors all lined up! It must be a dealership's tractors??

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This Farmall A belongs to a lady on Facebook. I'm not sure what to call this little "LoBoy" Farmall A? Gary😉

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I have been a little busy lately with life so here are a few pictures of the Charles City, Iowa show that I spent my entire Labor Day weekend at.  It was a great show and we had some nice weather.  I did some plowing on Monday of the show with my McCormick Deering 15-30 and my IHC 1 bottom 18in plow.  A friend of mine also plowed with his 16-30 Hart-Parr and was using my Grand Detour 2-14 chain lift plow.  I spent the rest of my weekend on Jerred Rubles 20hp Minneapolis and I operated the engine for the sawmill! 

 

Troy

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I'm so glad you posted those pictures, Troy! I was going looking for this thread, and there it was, front and center! It looks like you guys were having fun and doing a great job of plowing at Charles City. I'm sure you enjoyed engineering Jerred's 20 hp Minneapolis. I'm glad you got to engineer it. The third steam engine I ever ran was a 20 hp Minneapolis at Waterloo, Iowa in August of 1958. Shelby Bellinger Sr. had his 20 hp Minneapolis there. His son Dean and I have been friends ever since that very first day. That was a three day show and the next weekend at Cedar Falls was another three day show. I'm the guy at the steering wheel in the crew cut, at Waterloo Cattle Congress grounds.

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I had to hit the junk shops on the way to Silver Creek this morning. It was a little slim, but the leather sheath with the brace operated tools was really unique, I thought.

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This is a close up of that set of tools. I'm not sure what they're all for?

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While the above photos were going on, this was going on outside the shop. I have to steam while I can. I never know when I'll kick the bucket and not be able to fire a steam engine any longer.

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I was being "mean" to my great granddog today. I put his chewed up, deflated ball atop the side step platform and he was trying to figure out how to get it down, as he knew things were getting hot.

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I had to take a selfie of myself on the engine and one that Anson and Roger can't gripe about my "engineer's cap."  Gary😀

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That last selfie may really not be that great------but definitely is soooooo much better than what you've been posting.   A definite improvement!!!!🤣😂

 

See ya'll are beginning to wear light jackets or sweaters up that way---------we are still fighting 97° heat in T-shirts.  Am ready for some cooler weather.  Rice, corn and soybean harvest really moving along-----cotton harvest just beginning.  Lots of field work going on behind the big combines.  Things move fast with today's equipment.

 

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