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Old Tractors
#1310155 Thu May 09 2019 05:49 PM
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Anyone into old tractors? Old trucks and old tractors just go together, don't you think. Years ago, almost 30 now, I bought a Allis-Chalmers "C" with a belly mower. I put it to good use for about 4 years. Then we moved to a new place with less ground and didn't need it to mow any longer. So I sold it. For about a year now I have been wanting another one. Another "C", or "B", or Red Belly Ford, or Farmall Cub. I really have a jones for a Cub. Lots of support in oem/nos and aftermarket parts and... stuff, as well as lively internet forums. Anybody?

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Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310177 Thu May 09 2019 08:51 PM
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I used to own and work a 48 TE20 Ferguson as my primary tractor for yrs & yrs. 6v pos grnd electrics & a 3PH that could lift 1000 lbs, it was a hard worker. I'd still have it had I adapted an FEL (frontend loader) to it and now that I'm into gardening again I often times wished I still had it.

AN IH Cub with a corn planter and a cultivator attachment would work real nice for me now too. A fellow down the road from me has one with a sicklebar mower and he won't even talk about trading.I tell him to keep me in mind if he ever does want to do some trading.

My old TE20 and Howse brushhog

Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310179 Thu May 09 2019 08:56 PM
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As in my tag line, I've got a '51 Farmall Super A. Got it at auction with most of the implements (which are worth more than the package cost). Been gardening with it for three years now. If doing a family size garden it's the only way to go. It came with a single row planter with a Duplex seeder, corn and pea plates, just no lid. Been on the lookout for a lid for 3 years with no luck. Something like 20 plows/cultivators of different sizes and shapes along with hill sweeps and various other items. If I ever sale it'll be a sad day for sure.

Not sure about this but here it is planting the new ground garden at the cabin.

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1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310236 Fri May 10 2019 02:40 AM
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Stop the madness! You got me thinking that I now need an old tractor.
I have dug in and rebuilt a couple of Fergeson-You-Know-What tractor rear ends, and worked on the engines and got them running like a dream for some friends of mine.
It was a blast. Much different to work on than what I am use to.

Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310238 Fri May 10 2019 03:00 AM
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I've got a 1936 Allis-Chalmers WC, and an 8-N Ford, neither one in running shape right now. I believe I'd pass on buying a Cub and upgrade a little- - - -maybe a Farmall A instead. A Cub doesn't have a water pump- - - -it uses thermo-siphon cooling like a Model T and it will overheat if you work it hard. Also while there are probably still a lot of Cubs out there, the cult factor has raised the asking prices out of sight!

The retired librarian who had been seeing the retired farmer socially for a while decided to take their relationship to the next level. She snuggled up close, put her hand on his knee, and asked "Do you have a Cialis?" "Nope- - - -I've got a John Deere B!"
LOL!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310241 Fri May 10 2019 04:01 AM
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I've got 18 of them in various stages of repair/disrepair--7 John Deeres, 7 Minneapolis Molines, 2 Farmall H's, a 1935 Allis Chalmers WC, and an 8N Ford. Most run, although a few of them have not been out of the shed for a few years. None are "restored", although some of them have 20 ft. paint jobs. I used to do several parades a year, but lately it's down to only one. I also have a few pieces of older machinery. Occasionally I take one or two to a couple local shows, and I host a one day show of my own each summer at our town celebration. Only a couple actually earn their keep--one with a loader does my snow removal, and one gets a sickle mower put on it in the summer for some weed trimming.
The "Toys" part of my handle refers to these, as well as my trucks!
Can't post pics in this forum or I'd show you some of them.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!






Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310250 Fri May 10 2019 11:23 AM
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Yes old trucks and old tractors are a passion of mine! The 8&9 N's worked on many hated to change the points on them. Sold many of them to the guys down south because they were getting rid of their mules. We used a Ford Jubilee on our farm for many years great little tractor easier to work on. IH B oh Lord hate to guess how many acres I mowed or cultivated with it! Bought in 50's Dad sold it just before he passed in 2016. The Cub and especially Cadets I have restored a few but the passion there was besides mowing was garden tractor pulling them; built one into a champion named "Bare Bones"! H M 300 was staples on the farm, at 12 yrs. old I did most of the work on them the neighbors even hired me to tune theirs when I was 14 and older! With 14 acres on my Ponderosa I use a 3203 JD with all the toys love the quick hitch option and yes even the power steering! Great topic!!


Pops the truth is out there!
Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310254 Fri May 10 2019 11:39 AM
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Rich, a fine collection you have. I well remember planting corn with a two row planter Farmall H when I was 12, and the rows that didn't get planted. I didn't let that happen again. Yes, Dad did comment when corn started propping outa the ground, and in one part of the field didn't.


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310268 Fri May 10 2019 01:40 PM
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My SIL thought he'd try out the old tractor flipping business and started out with a non running 9N. Yep he hauled over to me. Altho simple in nature, that danged Dist hanging on the front of the engine so close to the radiator that a mans hand could barely work on it ended up being the problem. I had that thing on/off 10 times before I told him to get another one. Replacing the Dist and rewiring the complete tractor had it purring like furry little kitten. I liked my old Fergy better with it's side mounted Dist, LOL.

After selling that one he came home with a Ferguson 35 gasser. It ran real good but needed a clutch. I told him I was out of the tractor splitt'n business so he sold it for what he had in it and went on to boats thank goodness......

I talked to another fellow down the road that has a freshly painted Farmall Cub with all the attachments a man would want or need for a small time garden like myself but dang he's mighty proud of it LOL.

To add to my wish list I've just got to have an old Johnny Popper to pull the hay wagon full of rowdy youngun's around on Halloween. An old JD40 would work...

My little Kubota BX23 will just have to keep on keep'n on.....

Re: Old Tractors
Frank50 #1310271 Fri May 10 2019 02:25 PM
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I've been trying to buy a Caterpillar D-4 dozer from one of my neighbors for several years. I've got some land on my place that's gotten way past the bush hog stage and needs to be cleared to bare ground again. If you think wheel tractors are an obsession, look into track-layers sometime! This one's from the late 1950's or early 60's, one of the last ones to be produced with the gasoline pony engine for starting the big Diesel engine. He's mighty proud of that one, too!


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
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