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Inside the September issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Aug. 16 

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Wisconsin Collector Enjoys the Gas Engines of His Home State After buying his first gas engine for $7.50 50 years ago, a Wisconsin collector now boasts an eclectic collection of machines manufactured in-state and works to spread his knowledge of gas engines and their historic uses.  

Iowa Man Rescues Farm Pickup from the Shelterbelt — International Harvester trucks were popular with early and mid-20th century farmers for their dependability on rough rural roads. Jack Johnson restored a broken down 1959 International Harvester pickup to a vintage truck he’s proud to show off. 

Nebraska Youth Restores Grandfather’s Tractor Erik Glover started and finished his first restoration project before his 17th birthday. The challenges presented by his grandfather’s 1951 Allis-Chalmers WD introduced him to a hobby he is now eager to pursue.

Collector Tracks Down Father’s Lost 1945 Farmall M — An Arizona man’s search for the tractor of his childhood meets unexpected challenges, yet brings him joy by preserving memories. 

Bates Steel Mule Billed as Efficient, Inexpensive and Durable — This half-tracked tractor out of Illinois was marketed as “the most efficient tractor in America” in the early 20th century, and a few are still going strong today. 

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 & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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