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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 ...

Apr 5, 2021Staff |

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 ...

Apr 5, 2021Staff |

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Tractors Company History

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An Idea Whose Time Never Came

Harry Cleaver cultivating corn with a Bailor Model A motor cultivator on his farm near Burlington, Iowa, in 1920 or 1921. Harry was the uncle of Lindsey Gillis of Scenery Hill, Pa., who provided the photograph.Sometime ago, I received in the mail a copy of an old photograph of a young man cultivating corn, using an unusual, steel-wheeled tractor. Helen Gillis of Scenery Hill, ...

Sam Moore | Aug 10, 2020

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