We put some cool old tractors away for winter today.......

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  1. studio1087

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    My father in-law farms with and collects and does all the wrench work on some interesting old farm equipment. I helped him put some equipment away for winter today. He loves old Allis Charlmers stuff the most.

    We lined a few up for photos.....

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    He talks about farm equipment the way I talk about guitars. It fills him with joy.

    This little tractor is one of my favorites. This was a gardening tractor that Allis built about 40 years ago. My father in-law has two of these and he uses them to cultivate rows in his garden. You can drive down a row and stare between your knees and watch your aim as you cultivate. It sounds like a put-put go-cart.

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    See the red one on the end? That's not an Allis. It's a Porsche. Zoom Zoom.

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    Look closer....

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    These are fun to drive. There are two levers; one for each tread. It's like playing an Atari tank game from 1977. They were used for logging and they're old. Both run.

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    This is the biggest one that I've driven. I think I would have to be in the military to drive something over a field that had more power. It's fun when I'm going in a straight line but turning it raises the hair on the back on my neck.....

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    I get frustrated when I'm working on a guitar and I can't fix something in an hour. I respect guys who have the patience to work on big machines for days and days. That's my father in law. Give him a wrench and an engine and some old music and he's the happiest guy in the world.

    Farmers are good at multi tasking. :cool:
     
  2. Badabing

    Badabing Friend of Leo's

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    Very Cool Stories and Pic's..Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Yea! Like that a bunch, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I never miss a chance to post this one, of my younger days:


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    I'm the little guy there, obviously.
     
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    Pretty rad pictures and stories. Thanks for sharing. I love when someone is passionate about something, doesn't matter what it is. I find it inspiring.
     
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    +1! I find people who can wrench anything are especially cool, since I can't even change my oil. Very nice!
     
  7. Dan German

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    Nice. I learned to drive tractors and cars at the same time--thanks to the poverty of the area I lived in as a young 'un, I've never driven a tractor made since I was born. Minneapolis Moline FTW!

    (Nice Porsche, by the way. I've seen pics of those before, but it would be super-cool to see one in person.)
     
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    I've got a '49 John Deere B I'm trying to get going again after it sat around for 15 years.
     
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    A Porsche from back in the day when they weren't butt jewelry. Love it.
     
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    thanks for posting. i love the old Allis Chalmers. my granddad had a CA model when i was a kid, and i sure loved driving that thing. it got passed down to my uncle who restored it.

    this is not it, but looks just like it:

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    Those G model cultivating tractors are cool! We had an old WD Allis Chalmers when I was really little. Been mostly Ford and Farmall though.
     
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    Those are very cool, great story. I looked at a bunch of old iron but ended up buying this little thing last year & am in the process of working the tar out if it bushhogging in the woods + moving stuff. Some of yer machines could crush it & eat it for breakfast but I needed a machine for tight spaces. Man does it take beating.

    Every man should have a tractor & some land to work it at some point.
     

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    Thank you - that was great. I remember during a stint as a Commercial Artist , late 80's ,early 90's - I did a small poster for a Tractor gathering. I had no idea they were SO popular with a certain set.
     
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    I love tractors. And locomotives. And random-fire single-cylinder stationaries. I have none of those things, sadly.
     
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    Some great looking machinery
     
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    "See the red one on the end? That's not an Allis. It's a Porsche. Zoom Zoom."

    Great pics John, thanks for posting. Like the Porche tractor!
     
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    Hey Dan, that was real pretty.
     
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    Nice pics...do you have any more info you can share on the Porsche tractor?
     
  20. lewis

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    "Farmers are good at multi tasking."

    My father grew up on a dairy farm so he was very competent at being a plumber, electrician, mechanic, veterinarian, carpenter, etc.
    Eventually he became an x-ray tech and went on to manage a hospital's x-ray dept.
    He was the smartest man I've ever known and had a love for tractors that I inherited.
    Great photos, thanks for posting.
     
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