5/6/2013 11:29:18 PM
The ignition systems used in early farm engines were of two types, according to the author.
3/28/2013 3:00:29 PM
Heartland Acres recently receive two tour groups who were in Iowa on business for John Deere.
2/25/2013 12:05:51 PM
Farmers’ economized by building homemade tractors, resulting in the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
2/8/2013 10:45:40 AM
Information on the
Hume Model S TractorRower is needed for a patent infringement lawsuit.
1/28/2013 2:57:48 PM
1927 Fordson Model F crawler worth a 40-year wait for Minnesota collector.
1/28/2013 11:08:17 AM
discusses the Fordson Major, one of the most popular tractors in 1960s Britain
1/9/2013 2:56:26 PM
New Holland Machine Company history is rich with innovation and lucky business decisions. Uncover the story of how the huge cylindrical bales made by New Holland balers dot the landscape wherever hay or straw must be packaged today.
12/6/2012 4:41:21 PM
A reader from Wisconsin is looking for information on a 1940s Bradley tractor.
12/4/2012 2:04:29 PM
The Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory tested stock tractor models to protect farmers
10/9/2012 1:59:54 PM
A reader is looking for people with experience with a unique hold-out lever connected to the clutch linkage in Farmall F-12 and F-14 tractors.
10/8/2012 1:55:14 PM
The Case SI Airborne tractor, transported by WACO CG-4A gliders, made its mark in World War II battles
9/19/2012 12:58:11 PM
The Guinness World Record for a parade of classic tractors is now 964 tractors/drivers thanks to a determined group of tractor owners at the Nebraska State Fair. The parade took place around the Fonner Park Racetrack after a morning thunderstorm as part of the opening weekend of events at the fair organized and sponsored by RFD-TV/RURAL TV.
9/7/2012 3:35:41 PM
The Gerling gasoline tractor was a three-wheeled giant built in Oregon
9/7/2012 3:01:23 PM
Wallis Tractor Co. collector feels kinship for early tractor line
8/9/2012 9:39:41 AM
Standard Twin garden tractor tackled gardens and small farms
8/9/2012 8:48:01 AM
Rare McCormick-Deering Model 10-20 TracTracTor discovered in Mojave Desert
8/8/2012 2:07:46 PM
North Wales man’s contribution to a struggling England during World War II was ploughing with a Caterpillar D2 with the War Ag.
8/8/2012 11:44:28 AM
Manufacturer Ransom Eli Olds left lasting imprint on early automotive industry
7/26/2012 4:11:01 PM
Heartland Acres Agribiton Center announces the arrival of the rare and historically significant 1944 WWII Case SI “Airborne” Tractor. The display joins a line-up of agricultural displays, ranging from the early 1800s to present day.
7/9/2012 2:21:44 PM
Another blue-ribbon line-up of beautifully-restored 20th century farm tractors is featured on the new 2013 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar – the original calendar spotlighting a variety of brands of vintage tractors from across America.
7/6/2012 9:13:53 AM
Unique homemade Allis-Chalmers high-crop tractor is one sweet sprayer
7/5/2012 2:54:12 PM
Restoration of a doodlebug made of Ford Model A parts takes on patriotic theme.
7/5/2012 2:23:10 PM
Built-from-scratch homemade tractor, or doodlebug, keeps on ticking.
7/5/2012 1:22:19 PM
Utilitor garden tractors were one of the first brands available, and remained on the market longer than most brands.
6/28/2012 11:28:04 AM
Trip down memory lane in a 1955 John Deere 70 Diesel Pony Start and a Graham Hoeme Chisel Plow was not always smooth sailing
6/22/2012 11:36:29 AM
Sam Moore relates the story of how one farmer reacted to farming with a tractor after a lifetime of driving a team. It turns out tractors aren't receptive to verbal commands.
6/7/2012 10:37:27 AM
A 1925 article about the Greer Stock Farm extolls the many uses of tractor power on the farm, even years before smaller row-crop models were developed.
5/21/2012 9:19:43 AM
The Heartland Acres Tractor Ride is on again for 2012. Mark your calendars for Saturday June 9, 2012. The ride will start at 8:30a.m. from the Heartland Acres parking lot at 2600 Swan Lake Blvd, in Independence, Iowa.
5/7/2012 4:08:53 PM
Sam Moore examines the history of rubber tractor tires and the success of the Allis-Chalmers Model U.
4/20/2012 10:15:15 AM
Often considered to be the tractor of the century, this 1939 aluminum-hood Ford 9N will be auctioned off at the 3rd Annual Gone Farmin' Tractor Auction August 3-4, 2012, in Walworth, Wisc.
4/4/2012 4:40:43 PM
The 2nd annual Wine Country Truck & Tractor Pull will be held in Napa, Calif., on June 30, 2012.
3/30/2012 9:33:23 AM
Heartland Acres Agribition Center presents the fourth installment in their "Increase You Ag IQ" series with the 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX Comfortractor.
3/26/2012 3:50:48 PM
Mecum will host the Spring Gone Farmin' auction in Walworth, Wis. on April 14, 2012. The headline tractor will be an Expo Certified 1920 Waterloo Boy.
3/12/2012 8:27:40 AM
Heartland Acres Agribiton Center and intern Steven Pals from the University of Northern Iowa present the second installment in the“Increase your Ag IQ” series.
2/22/2012 12:53:00 PM
Homemade tractor, nicknamed “Katydid,” restored after 40 years in the scrap pile.
2/21/2012 11:56:12 AM
Wisconsin craftsman builds flawless CO-OP Model E3 replica
1/18/2012 12:10:40 PM
1908 International Harvester Co. Type A perhaps the oldest running gas tractor in U.S.
10/20/2011 2:15:08 PM
Good as gold: Prairie gold Minneapolis-Moline tractors stand in a class by themselves.
9/19/2011 3:00:26 PM
Legacy of genius: Scale model tractors, steam engine and steam show serve as reminder of James Sylling’s life
8/23/2011 12:18:26 PM
Case countered the popular Farmall H with the introduction of the Case Model S.
8/23/2011 12:09:07 PM
Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Case Model S was first, and lifetime, love.
7/20/2011 4:15:24 PM
Collector learns a valuable lesson about things being too good to be true in the process of finding the Farmall M from his childhood.
7/20/2011 3:28:52 PM
The half-track Bates Steel Mule was billed as efficient, inexpensive and durable.
7/12/2011 4:15:54 PM
Roy's Red Iron is a great source for parts for your International Harvester Farmall tractors.
6/30/2011 10:20:02 AM
Reliable & Red: 1952 Massey-Harris Model 30 still going strong.
6/29/2011 4:07:48 PM
The Ministry of Munitions tractor gave British ag industry a shot in the arm during World War I.
6/29/2011 3:58:56 PM
Henry Ford’s passion to mechanize farming paid off in revolutionary farm tractor design.
5/17/2011 10:54:51 AM
Historic Caterpillar Thirty crawler tractor found in a sugar cane field is restored to perfection by Maui man.
4/25/2011 4:03:31 PM
The Unipower Forester timber tractor earns its keep by working hard in North Wales.
4/25/2011 11:39:18 AM
Art Nordstrom built a one-of-a-kind Ford 8N tractor used to push-start sprint cars at South Dakota racetracks, and his kids revived the tractor and surprised him in 2010.
4/22/2011 11:56:25 AM
1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy made easier with help from the Militor and Maxwell artillery tractors
4/21/2011 4:41:07 PM
Garretson, S.D.’s Art Nordstrom modified a Ford 8N that made its mark at Husets Speedway.
4/21/2011 3:02:25 PM
Len Howe's lifetime collection showcases rare and unique antique lawn and garden tractors.
4/20/2011 2:54:38 PM
Versatile Mfg. Ltd. became a leader in 4-wheel-drive tractors with innovative design and styling.
4/20/2011 11:40:56 AM
The Canadian-built, 4-wheel-drive Versatile 700 Series 2 is powerful enough to do just about any job.
4/1/2011 12:09:25 PM
Iron Age Ads: Advertising sign for the International Harvester Titan 10-20 tractor
3/31/2011 1:53:49 PM
Family ties wrap tightly around rare Oliver 500 tractor and Oliver implements
2/15/2011 12:22:17 PM
Woodcraftsman Mike Pray recreates a scale-model of the Huber Light Four using 21 varieties of wood.
1/28/2011 12:06:54 PM
Walter Keller and Bruce Keller own a John Deere BI that they believe to be the only one to leave the factory painted red.
1/18/2011 10:09:30 AM
Sam Moore solves the mystery of a Maxwell crawler tractor from World War I that was made by Maxwell Motor Co.
1/17/2011 3:33:33 PM
New “old” tractor makes life interesting, in this case a 22 Caterpillar crawler tractor saved from a field that proves to be a runner.
12/22/2010 10:57:30 AM
The collection of more than 100 early farm tractors on display at Pioneer Village in Minden, Neb., highlights American ingenuity from almost a century ago.
12/21/2010 3:16:42 PM
The versatile Schramm Pneumatractor features various attachments, like rotary brushes and post hold diggers, in addition to a sandblasting tank
11/22/2010 3:38:03 PM
Caterpillar bulldozers, track laying tractors and pull-type graders work hard at the Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Show in Portland, Ind.
11/22/2010 8:40:35 AM
It seems most old iron collectors have a favorite make of tractor. And it's not just a passing interest – it's a passionate, devoted love. You can't go to a show without seeing Red Power hats, or Green Power shirts.
11/18/2010 11:06:06 AM
An Abergele, Wales man has a rare Massey Harris GP four wheel drive tractor shipped across the Atlantic.
11/12/2010 11:53:30 AM
Ever since people started collecting antique tractors and antique gas engines, the big question regarding restoration has always been, “How far do you go?”
11/11/2010 12:35:48 PM
International Harvest Cub Cadet garden tractors are a favorite among Farm Collector readers
11/9/2010 10:29:50 AM
Rusty iron collector Sam Moore recalls his first tractor and everything that came with it.
11/2/2010 10:20:03 AM
A passion for restoring Cockshutt tractors, like her recently completed Cockshutt 40, sets Molly Bradley apart
11/1/2010 4:27:51 PM
Antique spark plugs tell tale of American industrialism and ingenuity, with coil plugs, primer plugs and double end plugs.
10/28/2010 10:25:44 AM
Michigan tractor collection includes rare BF Avery high-crop model in addition to Cleveland Tractor Co. General Model GG
9/30/2010 11:59:30 AM
Alan Easley’s retrieval of a VAC Case from the woods was surprisingly easy.
9/23/2010 4:02:36 PM
New York man builds reproduction of IH HT-340 concept tractor, complete with hydrostatic turbine that was designed as a light-weight power source for jet aircraft.
8/25/2010 4:04:46 PM
Editor Leslie McManus talks My First Tractor, Michael Perry and the Farm Collector Field Guide to Mystery Tools
8/25/2010 3:28:42 PM
A classic 1928 Rock Island 18-35 tractor is a fond reminder a granddad’s pride and joy.
8/25/2010 10:18:46 AM
Harry Ferguson believed in reducing poverty and hunger through farm mechanization. He turned to Massey-Harris in his final partnership.
7/22/2010 3:41:14 PM
August 21, 2010 is shaping up to be an interesting day for old iron auctions.
7/20/2010 11:39:36 AM
Massey-Harris GP tractor was one of the first tractors to feature four-wheel drive construction.
7/20/2010 11:34:41 AM
The Massey-Harris General Purpose was among the first successful four-wheel drive tractors.
7/20/2010 11:23:30 AM
After the Ford agreement and the break-up of Ferguson-Brown, Harry Ferguson battled to protect his groundbreaking designs.
6/21/2010 3:51:57 PM
Introducing unique tractors, 2-row plows, implements and a hitch system, mechanical genius Harry Ferguson changed tractor development in the 1920s and 1930s.
6/21/2010 12:22:40 PM
A 1939 Toro tractor evokes the early days of destination resort golf courses and golf course maintenance equipment.
5/21/2010 11:52:15 AM
Bought new in 1921, this IHC Titan 10-20 still belongs to the same South Dakota family.
5/20/2010 4:29:08 PM
Early on, tractors were seasonal purchases. Earl B. Stone, assistant advertising manager of Cleveland Tractor Company, wanted to change that.
5/20/2010 10:55:14 AM
The Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club is perserving the legend behind the name.
4/8/2010 4:09:11 PM
"What do you do to fight winter boredom? Too much snow, ice, rain and fog. Why not make a tractor grill! ..."
3/30/2010 9:25:15 AM
Found and restored tractor conversion kit turns a 1930 Model A Ford into a tractor.
3/30/2010 9:04:23 AM
This 40-year-old Struck Mini-Dozer garden tractor still does what a wheel tractor can't.
3/30/2010 9:00:40 AM
After years on skids, a Caterpillar Twenty-Two gives new life to a D2 by donating its tracks.
3/30/2010 8:58:16 AM
Nearly a century old, this Hart-Parr 30-60 is living up to the model’s moniker, ‘Old Reliable.’
3/25/2010 2:23:25 PM
At the Florida Flywheelers swap meet, I came across an unusual tractor called the Chev-All, the creation of David Radius, Kissimmee, Fla. Actually, it was a homemade tractor using an F-12 Farmall rear end and a 6-cylinder Chevrolet in-line overhead valve engine.
David is quite a tinkerer and it got me to thinking about some of our great tinkerers in the history of agriculture.
3/1/2010 11:59:22 AM
Nephew’s relentless search for his uncle’s 1944 Farmall Model H tractor pays off.
3/1/2010 10:49:08 AM
Farm relics in such exceptional condition that cosmetic restoration would be a crime.
2/22/2010 11:53:07 AM
Though Carl Lund is a Deere man, he bought a 1917 Moline Universal Model D.
2/17/2010 11:50:09 AM
Long ago, I saw an old rust-covered tractor for sale beside the road and immediately stopped.
Upon closer scrutiny, the derelict turned out to be a 1939 John Deere Model B, serial number 79014, equipped with steel rear wheels and rubber-tired fronts that still held a little air. It was love at first sight, at least on my part, and I called the number listed on the sign.
The owner and I quickly agreed on a price (actually, he quoted a price and I agreed), and I was the proud owner of the forlorn little B. All I now had to do was get a non-running tractor with steel lug wheels onto my trailer for the ride home.
1/8/2010 4:25:32 PM
Let’s talk a little bit about some of the disasters, large and small, that befall tractor collectors.
12/28/2009 12:08:08 PM
Pastel 1955 Oliver Super 77 raises funds for Wisconsin-based hospice AngelsGrace.
12/28/2009 11:55:56 AM
Rare 1944 Allis-Chalmers M7 military snow tractor still a hard-working winter warrior.
10/5/2009 4:48:22 PM
Collectors search for clues to the short-run Haas line believed to be only a few hundred tractors strong.