Farm Collector


By Staff

This engine was the latest model manufactured by Case and was
new and used around Kingsley, Iowa until 1935. When Ed Johnson,
Cretor, Iowa bought it and used it in his threshing run around
Cretor, Iowa. Johnson had three different threshing rigs but he
told me he liked this one best. He pulled a large Minneapolis
separator and 12 bundle team were used in shock threshing.

This engine was used around ten years in Cretor community where
Ed Johnson sold it to a man by the name of Starkweather who was
connection with the Boyden, Iowa Creamery where this engine was
used as a stars by boiler in the creamery.

Stark weather planned to run the engine under steam from Johnson
farm to Boyden, Iowa, a distance of around 20 to 35 miles, but
engine developed injector trouble so that plan was abandoned and
two trucks were used, one pulling and one pushing the engine.

Niel Miller, of Alden, Iowa, having bought this engine had it
loaded June 25, 1958 near the Boyden Iowa Creamery on a low boy
belonging to Hiller Gager, Orange City, Iowa and Geo. Dieheven of
Boyden used his truck tractor to move the outfit to near Alden,
Iowa, a distance of around 175 miles.

George Dieheven had an oil-truck transport and general trucking
business at Boyden and he left 4:10 a. m. June 26, 1958 with Wm.
Gayer as a passenger of Rock Valley, Iowa and arrived at Miller
farm Alden, Iowa about 10:00 a.m. The outfit was loaded 13 feet
high and 9 feet wide and the engine weighed 11 tons and at
Peterson, Iowa a railroad underpass was too low so he backed up and
went on a Government Binside trail near the underpass and got
around that obstacle that way. George arrived at Boyden, Iowa
around 4:00 p. m., same day.

  • Published on Jul 1, 1959
© Copyright 2022. All Rights Reserved - Ogden Publications, Inc.