Tips and tricks for restoring and repairing antique tractors, gas engines and steam traction engines.

Restoring Old Farm Equipment for Maryland Museums

Jerry Schleicher

Volunteer restorer gives helping hand to three Maryland museums by restoring various types of old farm equipment.

11 Questions to Ask Before You Begin a Tractor Restoration

Jerry Schleicher

Farm Collector asked three restoration experts what to consider before beginning a tractor restoration.

1939 New Idea Manure Spreader Restoration

Leslie C. McManus

Iowa man restores his father’s horse-drawn New Idea manure spreader.

Restoration of 90-Year-Old Steel Windmill

John L. Cole

Minnesota man restores 90-year-old Baker Manufacturing Company steel windmill at fourth generation family farm in Kenyon, Minn.


The Art of Custom Pinstriping

Leslie C. McManus

Custom pinstriping, or hand-striping, puts finishing touch on antique machinery and antique farm equipment.

True Colors of Vintage Iron

By Jack Heald

Rainbow of Fordsons revives debate over vintage iron restoration options.

Making Antique Decals

Bill Vossler

When he discovered the scarcity of original decals for tractor restorations, John Hiniker found a way to make his own.

Snake River Valley Tractor and Equipment Restorers

Maury Hansen

Old iron is reborn in Idaho's Snake River Valley through loving restorations


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