Just thought I'd send a quick note to let you know that I enjoyed the December issue. My wife picked it up for me to read while I was recovering from knee surgery. As soon as I saw the cover, I knew I'd seen a Lessmann Power Shovel before. (Farm Collector, December 2005, pages 14-17.) There is one (slightly newer, needs to be restored, but runs) at a local dealership, parked at the edge of the weeds. I showed the dealer the article, and he was surprised: He hadn't really known what he got in trade.
- Mark Hoesly via e-mail