Great Ideas for Old Iron Gifts

Surprise the old iron enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list with books, calendars and more!

| December 2015


Made by Massey

Cover courtesy Kalendae Communications

‘Tis the season to spread a little joy! This assortment of books and products is bound to get your seasonal shopping underway, and who knows? You may even find a little something to tuck away for yourself!

Take in some shows this winter

Tractor show DVDs are a sure cure for cabin fever, and Classic Tractor Fever’s latest releases are just what the doctor ordered. Sunshine on the Green showcases the sights and sounds of one of the finest tractor shows in the U.S., the Florida Flywheelers show in Fort Meade, Florida. Featuring John Deere tractors, the 2015 show drew legendary old iron, including a 1956 John Deere 60 Grove tractor, 1958 John Deere 420 Industrial, 1956 John Deere 70, 1970 John Deere U.S. Navy 140 and more. Made by Massey, an original Classic Tractor Fever production, showcases the proud legacy of Massey-Harris and Massey Ferguson. History, rare models, famous collectors – if you’re a fan of the Massey line, you’ll want in on this!

Sunshine on the Green: 2015 Florida Flywheelers Show featuring John Deere tractors, Classic Tractor Fever, approximate running time: 120 minutes; Made by Massey, tracing the history of Massey-Harris and Massey Ferguson, featuring well-known classics and rare beauties, Classic Tractor Fever, approximate running time, 115 minutes. Available through Kalendae Communications: (800) 888-8979; online at

Digging in with John Deere New Generation plows

Whether you’re a collector or simply want to learn more about plows from the John Deere New Generation era, you can’t do better than David Wolfe’s new book, John Deere Moldboard and Disk Plows.

Wolfe, a self-described “plow fanatic,” covers the topic in a logical and comprehensive approach. A series of chapters speaks to drawn plows, integral plows, semi-integral plows, two-way plows and disc plows. He provides extensive detail on every aspect of each model of plow featured, including information on which tractors the plow is designed to work with; frame, wheel and hitch types; and identifying features. Comments from the author add invaluable bonus information.

The book also touches on plow bottoms, standards and coulters; additional attachments and miscellaneous and adjustments, as well as tips for restoration, field use and storage. Wolfe’s authoritative text is supported by many photos of plows at shows and at work in the field, vintage ads and pages from operator’s manuals, diagrams and sketches. This is a solid resource!