Old Binder Guy Posted February 20 Author Share Posted February 20 On 2/18/2023 at 10:11 PM, edwardporter1 said: Same on a A2. Miserable machine but easy to repair as it was always broke My father in-law was always a Massey-Harris combine man. When I started dating his daughter as a sophomore in high school, he was still using his 21-B MH. Then he moved up to a 90 Special, and added a 92. He preferred his 90 Special over the 92, so I operated it for him. The 90 Special and his two WD-9 McCormick Standards, 1953 Ford F-350 and the top of his Ford Galaxy. By the way, those two WD-9s are IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! He had a term for those early Baldwin Gleaners his neighbors had. "Silver Seeder." He said the first rain after harvest showed all of the "seeded" wheat growing. (Later he reluctantly operated my CII!) His experience with Gleaners went back to a pull type that had a Model A Ford engine as a power plant that harvested on the place when his dad had it leased. I remember him telling me how they carried a 5 gallon can of gasoline on the combine. One hot day, the Model A engine coughed and quit. The combine man grabbed the can of gas (in a hurry to get back to combining), removed the gas tank cap and started pouring. He slopped some on the engine and it blew up on fire. That man burned to death and the field burned along with the combine. Gary😉 2 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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