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Win the Last "Angel Tractor"!

1950 Ford 8N

For 21 years Power of the Past Tractor Club disassembled and restored vintage tractors to create “The Angel Tractor” to benefit children and adult residents of Holy Angels with intellectual and developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. This year’s tractor is a 1950 Ford 8N. For more information, go to www.holyangelsnc.org

Send check or money order to:

Power of the Past Tractor Club/BB
P.O. Box 2244
Huntersville, NC 28070

1 ticket for $1
6 tickets for $5
15 tickets for $10

• Your name and phone number with area code must be included with ticket purchase request.
• SASE must accompany request to receive receipt.

Drawing at Cotton Ginning Days, Dallas, North Carolina, Oct. 15, 2017. Winner need not be present.

All orders must be received by Oct. 14, 2017, to be eligible. Winner responsible for taxes and delivery. Winner may elect to receive $2,000 cash instead of tractor. Void where prohibited.

Herrs Machine Hydrostatics

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• Herrs Machine Hydrostatics will repair, rebuild or re-manufacture most brands of hydrostatic transmission pumps, motors and components used on industrial, mobile, agricultural and construction equipment.

• Each unit sent to us is thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All parts are then checked for tolerances and worn, broken or missing parts. If the unit has been updated by the manufacturer, our services will include the most recent updates.

• After a complete evaluation, our skilled technicians will provide a competitive quote for the repair or rebuilding of the hydrostat unit. Upon your approval, the pump, motor or component is then repaired or re-manufactured and tested to ensure like-new performance.

Located in Washington, Kansas, the heart of America, Herrs Machine Hydrostatics is close to everywhere. We can schedule the pick up of your hydrostatic transmission for you with most major truck lines.

herrshydro@gmail.com
785-325-2875

1745 Prospect Blvd.
Washington, Kansas 66968

www.herrshydro.com

Farm to Feet Wool Socks

Socks made by Farm to Feet

Farm to Feet is an independent American brand, owned by Nester Hosiery – the world’s most technologically advanced sock-producer. Farm to Feet is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: U.S. materials, U.S. manufacturing and U.S. workers.

A good pair of socks makes a long day more pleasant, but when the wool's purchased from American ranchers and is worsted, spun, knitted and packaged in American facilities, you support the local businesses that work hard for you!

Wool on a conveyor belt

51st Annual Old Albany Days

Albany Museum in Kansas

51st Annual Old Albany Days
Sept. 9-10, 2017

Featuring: Allis-Chalmers equipment, Sandwich, New Idea, and Massey-Harris engines. All makes welcome. Find us on Facebook!

Threshing, horse demos, antique tractors, cars, steam and gas engines, sawmill, blacksmith, kids activities, metal casting, windmill demos. “Games Kids Play” fun for kids of all ages: tractor games and pioneer contest.

2 miles north of Sabetha, Kansas, 64 miles north of Topeka, Kansas, on US 75 Hwy. 57 miles west of St. Joseph, Missouri, on US 36. From Sabetha, Main Street overpass: Go 2 miles north on 75, 1 mile west on 200th, then 1 mile north on X4 road, museum entrance on your left.

For more info call: Paul Huffman 785-284-3529 or Alex Dawdy 785-284-0428

28th Annual Red Power Round Up

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For red tractor enthusiasts, the 28th Annual Red Power Round Up is the place to be June 15-17 in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 1,000 tractors will be on display, including many special tractors such as one of the six Steiger-built models – 7388, 7588, 7788. Only two of each of these were built. The 7488, Serial Number 1 also is expected, the very first example of only 15 built.

Lee Klancher, owner of Octane Press, an IH authority and author of such books as Red Tractors, Red Combines and the soon to be released, Red 4WD Tractors, will moderate panel discussions on the 2+2 tractor and Steiger-built tractors and last days of IH. He will be joined by several of the engineers who brought these tractors to life. They’ll share untold stories about the tractors’ design, development and creation – offering a sneak peek into some of the stories in Red 4WD Tractors.

Red 4WD Tractors coverRed 4WD Tractors, features the limited 7488 on the cover and captures stories about the design and evolution of high-horsepower four-wheel-drive tractors. The book chronicles many rare and collectible machines, including the 2+2 – one of the most revolutionary and controversial machines built by IH, with styling and performance that generated varied reactions. The last of these are now some of the most collectible IH tractors in existence, with values well above $100,000. Early copies of Red 4WD Tractors will debut at the show.

We invite you to join Octane Press during the three-day event to learn more about IH tractors, see one-of-a-kind tractors, interview the guest engineers and meet the authors who are capturing their stories.

When: Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17
Where: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Varied Industries Building
Who: Individual interviews will be available with Lee Klancher, Jim Allen and the engineers involved in the panel discussions.
What: Educational Presentations and Meet the Experts at Book Signings

Thursday, June 15
• 1-1:45 p.m. – Deep Inside the International 2+2 Tractor
Moderated panel discussion of design and evolution of the 2+2 tractor.

Friday, June 16
• 1-1:45 p.m. – Untold Stories of Machine Development at IH
Moderated panel discussion on Steiger-built tractors, last days of IH, and more.
• 2:30-3:15 p.m. – International Scout Secrets by author Jim Allen

Visit Octane Press for a complete schedule of events and list of authors and speakers who will be at the Red Power Round Up Show on behalf of Octane Press. Please contact Linda Leydens – 515-360-2029 or lindaleydens@outlook.com if you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview with Lee Klancher or any of the panelists.

Meet the Experts

Jim Allen. For the past 24 years, he has been writing for magazines and writing books. The award-winning International Scout Encyclopedia is his 12th book if you count second editions. He also contributed the J.I. Case history to Red 4WD Tractors.

Lee Klancher is the author and photographer of the Red Tractors series of books, and also writes about engineering and science of motorcycles, and photographs travel. He has authored more than 20 books.

Marilyn McCray is a popular regular speaker at Red Power Round Ups, and her presentations discuss issues related to women in farming and the lore behind Irma Harding, the fictional IHC spokeswoman from the 1950s. She is the author of Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding. She is also deeply involved in the organic food movement and local farming community within Austin, Texas.

Gerry Salzman spent 42 years working for International Harvester and Case IH, and the co-author of Red Combines 1915-2015. He retired in 2014 as Senior Director, Global Marketing, after playing key roles in product development and marketing, primarily with combines and harvesting equipment lines.

John William “Bud” Youle worked for the International Harvester Company at many levels starting as a Zone Manager in Kansas all the way to the Worldwide Corporate Marketing group. He is known in IH circles as the “Farmall Marketeer.” He contributed heavily to Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017.

Paul Nystuen was an engineer for Steiger and Case IH from the early 1970s into the 1980s, eventually becoming the chief engineer. He holds a large number of patents, and he was the creative mind behind some of the most interesting agricultural machines ever created, including “Big Jack,” the triple-engineered Steiger, and the original Quadtrac. He contributed heavily to Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017.

Bill Schubert was an engineer for International Harvester from 1961-1985, and for Case IH from 1985-2000. He played key roles in the development of several new machines, including being the lead engineer in the 50 series tractors introduced in 1981. He also was the lead engineer on the Magnum 2+2 project. He contributed heavily to Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017.

Sarah Tomac is the author of International Harvester Australia: Geelong Works. Tomac discovered her passion for writing about IH while living in Australia, and spent 10 years writing about them for enthusiast magazines. She now resides in Michigan with her family.

2018 Gathering of the Green

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The Gathering Display Committee is busy planning another spectacular array of artifacts for the March 21-24, 2018 Gathering of the Green conference. Amazing displays of yesteryear have become a tradition and 2018 is no exception. You can look forward to displays featuring the Dain, Waterloo Boy, a windmill and more – lots of unusual treasures await your viewing pleasure.

Don’t delay, place the Gathering on your calendar and check our website (www.gatheringofthegreen.com) and the Gathering Facebook page. E-mail info@gatheringofthegreen.com with questions or call/text Gathering Information at (563) 845-3298.

Waterloo Boy tractor

Thermocure Cooling System Rust Remover and Flush

Thermocure rust remover

Thermocure™ a new rust remover for the cooling systems which is safe, simple, and easy to use. Thermocure™ restores the engine’s ability to transfer heat to the coolant which allows the engines to run cooler and last longer. Thermocure™ works great in automobiles, ATVs, diesels, RVs and tractors.

Thermocure™ easily removes rust scale and deposits from radiators, water pumps, water jackets, engine blocks and heads. The Thermocure™ procedure is simple. Once the cooling system is completely drained and the coolant is removed from the radiator the user will add a mixture of Thermocure™ and water to the radiator. The vehicle should run for 3-4 hours up to three days depending on the amount of rust. The cooling system is then drained and flushed twice with water. It is important to add a high-quality antifreeze after the system is flushed to prevent future problems.

Depending on the depth of the rust, the Thermocure™ solution may be effective for two treatments. The spent solution will have traces of antifreeze that should be disposed of with the antifreeze that was removed from the vehicle.

Thermocure will be available in the automotive department of Walmart supercenters nationwide starting March 2017.