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I thought this little flyer for Oliver dealers was interesting and haven't run across it before.  I would be interested to learn just how well these worked.

OLIVER Interchangeable Wheels Ad

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2 hours ago, redneckchevy9 said:

I thought this little flyer for Oliver dealers was interesting and haven't run across it before.  I would be interested to learn just how well these worked.

 

I'd guess that ad at the late 1940s and there was still a place for steel wheels here anyway. Thousands of acres of bush land being cleared and it took a tractor on steel wheels to work it down with a bush disk or plow. 

In 1949 you could still buy a manure spreader on steel wheels from Minneapolis Moline. 

 

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2 hours ago, Loadstar said:

I'd guess that ad at the late 1940s and there was still a place for steel wheels here anyway. Thousands of acres of bush land being cleared and it took a tractor on steel wheels to work it down with a bush disk or plow. 

In 1949 you could still buy a manure spreader on steel wheels from Minneapolis Moline. 

 

49 MM combines.jpg

do you have any idea what year steel was still offered as a FACTORY option for tractors?

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13 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

JD offered them right up to the end of the 2 cylinders.  Beyond that I’m not sure.  

BBG, what year would that be, I'm not well versed in yellow wheels.

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19 hours ago, Big Bud guy said:

JD offered them right up to the end of the 2 cylinders.  Beyond that I’m not sure.  

they were still a catalogue option on the 706 thru 1206 in 1966 according to my PL  ag dealer price list which is the book we ordered  Our equipment from IH for that year unfortunately I only have three we saved one from the 350 era , onefrom the 706 era , and one from the 5088 era .

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The WW2 years were the last years Swiss Tractor makers offered steel wheels on there tractors but mostly for there export models but some were sold inland too. Here is a pic of a Huerlimann tractor with a wood gasifier.

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I know Cockshutt offered a steel wheel option up into the mid fifties on their 30-40-and 50 tractors. I don't have an ad scanned though. 

These John Deere snowmobiles were popular here in the early seventies. Guys in NW Sask. could use one today to inspect their crops after the latest unwelcome snow storm. Way too early to be talking snowmobiles though. 

 

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3 hours ago, U-C said:

Fendt ad for there Dieselross tractor line

 

 

That Fendt kind of reminds me of the Custom or Intercontinental tractor ads I posted here. 

This is another rare one that probably never sold very many. A 1949 Chief. All of 3 horsepower. It resembles a motor driven plow. 

 

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When I was a kid growing up seemed like GWG was the big name in farm and ranch work wear. Everything from overalls, smocks, blue jeans and shirts. You could also get the cheap stuff made in China but GWG was regarded as quality work wear. This ad from 1953 is typical of the time. 

 

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A while back the subject of steel wheels on tractors came up. I have this Cockshutt catalogue from about 1950 showing some of the options available. Steel wheels was one of them. 

I know the later parts books for the 40 show the steel wheels too. 

 

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Well by today’s standards the IH model S-120 4x4 pickup wouldn’t be considered a full size body and a full-size cab pickup but I’ll bet it was high tech back in 1956 

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Here’s a Staley Feeds ad that’s says using the “Pig Mama” feed will increase the efficiency of getting more pigs out of 4 litters than 5 

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9 minutes ago, IHhogfarmer said:

Well by today’s standards the IH model S-120 4x4 pickup wouldn’t be considered a full size body and a full-size cab pickup but I’ll bet it was high tech back in 1956 

 

I'd have to disagree with you. That S 120 IH box is likely a full 8 foot or possibly 9 feet long. Back then they built trucks for work, not just for show. Every time I look at today's pickups with the silly little 6 foot box that you can't even reach into over the side without a step ladder, I ask myself, "who are they building these trucks for"?

For quite a few years , at least as far back as my B110, IH offered the "bonus load" box that was eight and a half feet long. You could throw a load of 8 foot plywood in there and close the tail gate with no problem. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Loadstar said:

I'd have to disagree with you. That S 120 IH box is likely a full 8 foot or possibly 9 feet long. Back then they built trucks for work, not just for show. Every time I look at today's pickups with the silly little 6 foot box that you can't even reach into over the side without a step ladder, I ask myself, "who are they building these trucks for"?

I see what you mean I’ve got an 8 foot bed in my ‘92 GMC and it is nice to have a longer bed. I’ve also thought the same thing about today’s pickup beds they look useless... no room for anything that you would want to haul with a pickup

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