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              Inside the December issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Nov. 11


Mechanizing the Farm – Advancements in hay-cutting technology spurred production advances in other areas of farming. In the second installment of a three-part series, trace the evolution of hay rakes, loaders and tedders. Page 22

Small Satisfaction – Even though he didn’t grow up on a farm, Dan Severson of Minnesota restores and customizes toy tractors as a hobby. Page 32

Track Stars – At the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club show in Baraboo, Wis., vintage tracked equipment – including rare Caterpillar 5E Series R2 and 1918 Cletrac H models – steals the spotlight. Page 26 

Double Duty – Brian Nelson, Minnesota, treasures a custom-built, half-size Froelich built by his mentor. The unique machine offers a glimpse into what some consider the first tractor ever built. Page 16 

Between the Bookends – For the antique farm-equipment collector on your holiday list, Farm Collector editors highlight eight gift-worthy books, videos and calendars. Page 10 

… and much more 

About Farm Collector 

Farm Collector ( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising. 

About Ogden Publications Inc. 

Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.