Letters: Spoker D Running, Aspinwall Potato Planter, and Half-Scale Allis-Chalmers

Readers share their stories of getting a Spoker D up and running; memories of Aspinwall Potato Planters; and a half-scale Allis-Chalmers

| September 2000

The Spoker D, restored and ready to roll for the summer shows.

The Spoker D, restored and ready to roll for the summer shows.


We got the 1925 Spoker D running and rolling. Thanks to the following people: Farm Collector Magazine; Terry Plough and family, Tipton, Ind.; Tom Coppus and family, Elwood, Ind.; Kent Kastor and crew, Shelbyville, Ind.; and Aunt Vivian and family, Marion, Ind. I hope the next photos show it in new green paint, but for this summer, we are going to play with it and let anyone who wants drive a piece of John Deere history.
JD Farm, Ind. 


I was especially interested in the Aspinwall article by Sam Moore (May 2000). I have been looking for information on the history of the Aspinwall company. My grandfather used a horse-drawn, one-row Aspinwall potato planter. My father and I have planted potatoes here in New Jersey with the Iron Age two- and four-row potato planters.
Gary Probasco, 1316 York Rd., Robbinsville, NJ 08691 


I built this half-scale 1936 Allis Chalmers. It has an 8 hp Kohler engine and a three-speed transmission.
Herb Bertsche,  22907 Park Ln., Woodburn, IN 46797