Farm Collector April 2017 cover

April 2017
Volume 19, Issue 9

On the cover: Father and son team up on collection of 1970s muscle tractors.

Image courtesy Bob and Kyle Swanson.


features
Spirit of '76 tractors
Teaming up on Tractor Collection
Father and son solidify their relationship with a shared collection of 1970s muscle tractors.
By Bill Vossler

gate latchers
An American Agriculture Collection with Eye Appeal
Varied farm relics celebrate a golden era of American agriculture.
By Leslie C. McManus
1976 Suburban SS18
The Sears Suburban Goes Urban
With a new outlook on life, a 1976 Sears Suburban garden tractor is back in business.
By Rodney Ahlgrim
chickens
Chicken Incubator and the Egg
Early chicken incubators and brooders eased work of farm wife's chore.
By Don McKinley
trail cycle

Toat Goat Brings Mobility to the Farm
Scooter-type trail machines such as the Tote Goat filled a need in rural America.
By Clell G. Ballard

horse-drawn plowing
Plowing for the Record in Albert City
Enthusiasts work together to set new world records for horse plowing.
By Loretta Sorensen

     

departments 
Leslie C. McManus
First Things
In the Eye of the Beholder
By Leslie C. McManus
vintage plow
Letters
Never Throw Anything Away; Restoring Vintage Plows; Unique Oliver 70 Row Crop Restoration Salutes Veterans
 tri-motor plane
Let's Talk Rusty Iron
Henry Ford and the Early American Airline Industry
By Sam Moore
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Sprouts: A place for kids!
Lewis Pearson
First Hand
Four Legs to Four Wheels.
By Lewis Pearson

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