Collectors Trek to the California Antique Farm Equipment Show
Each spring, collectors make the journey to Tulare, Calif. for the California Antique Farm Equipment Show
This 30 hp Holt, owned by Mike and John Boyajian, Dinuba, Calif., dates to 1912. It is the 18th of just 300 of that model produced. Holt and the Best company eventually merged to form the Caterpillar company.
A 3 1/2 hp Lazier hit-and-miss engine with hot tube ignition owned by George Gunther, Long Beach, Calif. The engine dates to about 1900.
A Doak engine, manufactured in San Francisco in the late 1800s. Owned by Delbert Fidler, Redding, Calif.
A 1913 Hackney Auto Plow, shown at Tulare courtesy of the Tulare County Museum.
A 1916 Happy Farmer, (LaCrosse Tractor Co.) the tractor is owned by Robby Soults, Tulare.
A century-old hay tedder.
A Fageol owned by John Boehm, Woodland, Calif. This one has a 4-cyl. Lycoming engine, and tiller bar steering.
This Minneapolis thresher loomed large at the Tulare show. It has a 7-1/4" bore and 9" stroke at 550 rpm. Owned by the Bouris Ranches, it dates to the 1920s.
The Happy Farmer Tractor
Lou Northcote and her rare Toro. The Toro was used by county government in California for many years.
Vintage promotional materials from the collection of Tony Mitchell DeZaga show this 20-35 Yuba Ball Tread right off the assembly line.
A restored 20-35, owned by Don Dougherty, Colfax, Calif., finished just in time for the Tulare show. Less than 40 Yubas are known to exist. Dougherty's Yuba dates to 1917.