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Inside the March issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands Feb. 18

March 2014 cover, with red and green antique tractor

Minnesota Machinist Plays a Role in Restoring 11 Big Four Tractors – Thanks to the power of the Internet, a Minnesota man finds himself not only restoring two rare Big Four prairie tractors, but helping track down information and parts for seven more in other states, plus Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands.

Connecticut Group Preserves and Adds to Brothers’ Old Iron Collection – The Quinebaug Valley Engineers Assn. helps maintain the Zagray Farm Museum, an eclectic collection of farm equipment amassed by three bachelor brothers. The QVEA hosts three shows each year featuring these pieces as well as Wheel Horses, chainsaws, a Northwest Model 80D shovel, and more from QVWA members’ collections.

“Muriel” Tractors Attract Fans Despite Lackluster Looks – While the United Kingdom’s Muir Hill (aka “Muriel”) company produced large, boxy equipment, they have won over fans worldwide by being durable and easy to work on.

Looking Back on the Livery Barn – Before the automobile, most cities and towns had at least one livery barn, which did everything from sell feed and tack, to rent horses and serve as a gathering place for locals.

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, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.


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