The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by crashfarmer, May 14, 2018.
I fixin to sell all my tractors. If they don’t sell, they are going to scrap! I have about 14!
If the mood strikes you, you could likely sell or donate one to a 4-H club or ffa member and it could live to plow again.
That would work, just don’t know any that are inclined that way.
A topic after my own heart. lol
My dad got me interested in old iron in general - his flavor was more tractors - while mine is much more general in nature to include hot rods that have brought me here, but tractors have and always will hold a special place in my heart. Dad passed away in 2003 - but I have been keeping the torch lit on the hobby around the family farm. At one point in time we had over 30 John Deere 2 cylinders - mostly all in operational or restored condition.
A few highlights - some of these I have sold over the last decade to better concentrate on specifics - quality over quantity is my mantra today.
A John Deere 430 High Crop - a very specialized tractor with low production numbers:
A very special John Deere 720/730 cutaway tractor used for education and training when the tractors were new:
When fully restored it should look something like this:
A rare John Deere Holt 3T forklift conversion - one of 23 built:
A general line up of various rare and odd ball 30 series Deeres - this lineup was part of an auction in 2011 where I sold most of the collection:
A rather recent addition - and somewhat fueled by the hot rod hobby - a Wards tractor - sold by Montgomery Wards and manufactured by the Custom Manufacturing Company similar to the Rockol earlier in this thread. Mopar flathead, Fluid Drive clutch setup, Eaton truck transmission, Timken rear end - and hydraulic brakes (quite the novelty on a tractor in this time period). That dual exhaust is factory for these tractors and it sounds quite amazing under full load. This picture was taken the day I brought it home. Its in line in the shop to get a full restoration.
here my v12 Lincoln flathead in ford 8n with a serman transmission
with 1934 front wire wheels
hot rod tractor
Went to a festival Saturday, never seen one of these before. Kind of a tractor/combine cross.
New to this post and first thing I saw was WD45! It went straight to heart. I had a U40 powered my mill. 54" Frick with 50' of track, sawing with snow flying sideways. hell of a way to make a living but damn I miss it(not the snow just the Allis)
That allis chalmers has a mounted two row corn picker, looks like it might be teady to go to the field.
Looks like a New Idea two row corn picker on that Allis. Single row models were also available but were draw bar towed and not tractor mounted. The two row were more compact with the wagon towed by the tractor thus shortening the affair. More efficient both ways as it both picked two rows at a time and directly towed the wagon. Picture a modern double tractor trailer VS a conventional single trailer.
Yes, I realized it was an attachment. I just have never seen one like this before.
Very ingenious, probably had a clever marketing approach too.
Really nice and original......in it's "working clothes". Has the optional but really necessary engine side shields and front radiator screen. Very important to keep flying chafe and husk pieces out of the engine compartment and radiator core.
Almost all tractor mfgrs. offered two row mounted corn pickers like this.......many were a real pain in the butt to mount and hook up, but seemed to be easier to operate than pulling one behind the tractor
I am not good with links. Go to utube nd search 150hp Case steam tractor pulling 36 bottom plow, must be 40 feet wide. Anyone that spent a day in the field plowing in the spring can appreciate this. Largest damned steam tractor I have ever seen. Lots of black smoke and puffing.
Just picked up another Farmall H. Has an old JD loader with live hydraulics. Runs good but needs some tinkering...
I did a little research on the 150 hp Case steam tractor. It has 5000 lb ft of torque. They were originally built to pull 50 ton trailers in copper mines. Cory Anderson is the guy that built this one from blue prints.
Cool video of that tractor. History, maintenance, start up and pull. Amazing that is was built from scratch with the original plans. I have to get out there and see it in person!
How often do they fire it up? Maintenance and operator heavy with the two guys to run it and all on the plow. WOW!
Thank you Wrayman. The more I hear and learn about this the more I am impressed. He spent a million and a half dollars to build it.
Someone spent over 4 mil on the bat mobile. Personally, I think I’d rather have the Case…..Yes I’m insane.
Kory is a real good down to earth dude. He literally built his business so he could recreate this tractor. If that kind of thing interests you a little - do some Googling and you'll find where guys have ganged three of the Case 110 steam traction engine together to pull a 60 bottom plow. Incredibly awesome photographs of that in action.
Steam power fascinates me. 5000 lb ft of torque at 200 rpms. Holy crap! I saw a few other videos. Will search out the ones you mention.
Ok this 1936 McCormick Deering 1020 , broke in our large family owned farm of several 1000 acres in the late 30s. Then was loaned out , to disappear. I finally tracked it down . Reclaiming it to the rightful owners. It’s also being towed by our newest tractor, 1985 485 international . Got the old 1020 going and in a sick state of mind while in Illinois bought a few parts to restore it . Why i have no idea . so it still shows the scars inflicted by 4 generation of my ancestors., thats how it will remain while in my care.
[QUOTE="Kiwi 4d, post: 14138721, Got the old 1020 going and in a sick state of mind while in Illinois bought a few parts to restore it . Why i have no idea . [/QUOTE]
Those words ring true for me also. I’m on the hunt for one. I don’t know why, I really can’t find a logical reason. At least yours has a family history. Maybe in one of my past lives I was a farmer.
Cool story and tractor!
@Kiwi 4d Is that lift a factory made or ingeniously installed fabrication? What is the lift capacity?
Not my Tractor but a Waaaayyy cool Ford Orchard Tractor
How about 2 Dropped "Hot Rod" Tractors again not mine but still Coooool.....
How about 2 made by Minneapolis-Moline ??
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