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Model Antique Farm Equipment

David Potter has always been able to craft a blueprint in his mind and turn it into the exact design he’s envisioned. His years spent growing up on a North Dakota farm sparked an interest in scratch-building models of tractors and other farming equipment. “I’d go out in my dad’s garage when I was 10 years old,” he recalls. “I’d start modifying a toy tractor to ...

Staff | Apr 5, 2021

Tractors Collections

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Farming with New Ida Uni-System Collection

It’s not a normal occurrence, in the 21st century, to drive past a cornfield and see a farmer combining with a small, orange New Idea Uni-Harvester. But ever since I can remember, my father has been a proud owner of New Idea Uni-Systems. Growing up on a dairy farm that my father started on his own, it made sense that we would only be able to afford these smaller combines that ...

Staff | Apr 5, 2021

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Tractors Company History

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Oliver and the USSR

There are tons of interesting stories from the old days of farm equipment manufacturing. One, from the 1930s, involves the Oliver Farm Equipment Company and the Russian Communist government and is told by Elmer Baker, Jr. in his Reflections column in the Oct. 21, 1963 issue of Implement & Tractor magazine. Baker (1889 to 1964) had been associated with farm equipment all his ...

Staff | May 3, 2021

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