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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I apologize if this is a repeat question from the past. I am wondering if you or your family still uses the brand(s) of tractors currently on the farm that were used in the past? For example, from my families past, my grandpa and dad had John Deere, Allis Chalmers and Ford. I remember the JD and AC tractors. My grandpa had a 1956 JD 70, 1949 Model A JD, Allis Chalmers WD, not sure of the year. My parents moved off the family dairy farm 45 years ago. Long story.....So these were the tractors I remember on the farm. As I farmed later on my own on my tiny acreage, I had an AC WD45, AC C, JD 60, Farmall M, Oliver 1850 gas, and lastly a Case 1070. I didn't have these all at one time, but over a 20 year span. The best tractor for the gas was my AC WD45, and the Case 1070 was the best diesel tractor I had. So I guess I did somewhat stay in the family brands from days gone by. What did you all use on the farm. I would like to read your stories please. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had AC, IHC, Deere, I had to help the neighbor who had Alzheimer's, he had a 2-8-9n fords that I quickly learned that detest. I have had AC's and Olivers.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am in my early 50's. My earliest recollection of our tractors on the farm in the very early 1970's included: 806 Farmall (gasoline), Super M Farmall, 450 Farmall, 3010 John Deere (gasoline), and a 404 IH utility. A family friend had the local IH dealer and lost that dealership with IH about the time the 86 series would have just started coming out. That was part of the reason behind the move away from IH equipment. Another reason was the 806 needed a "zipper" on the engine. The 806 was traded for a 1955 Oliver and other changes brought us to a fleet of a 4320 Deere, a 4020 Deere and 3020 Deere (both gasoline), the 450 remained, and an H Farmall, during the latter half of the 1970's, with all of these remaining through most of the 1980's, except for the Oliver, which was traded for a 4440 Deere after 3 difficult years with the 1955. A 4630 Deere replaced the 4320 and remained on the farm for 22 years. The tractors remaining on the farm today, which were present in the 1970's only include the 3020 Deere and the H Farmall. We have a few older ones we have collected and use, which were built in the 1950's. As far as the ones used for farming, the 3020 still gets put to work, with a couple 1974 model year Deere's worked in the spring and fall, while the newest is a 1994 model.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Starting in the 1940's we have had quite an evolution. 2 cylinder deeres ,then farmall, massey harris, massey ferguson ,oliver, case, and finally back to deere for last 30 years. Still have 2 farmalls and 2 deeres as collectors from way back.For some reason I liked running the 44 massey harris and people to this day say I'm crazy.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had a Fordson, RC Case, VAC Case, Oliver 70, Massey 44, two Allis WD's, and a D19 Allis. (Which I still have). I bought the D19, used it for a couple of years, sold it to my dad, and inherited it back when he died.

On my own, I had an 856 Farmall, still have the D19, two H Farmalls and an M Farmall.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad started in 47 with a 37 WC Allis. Then 44 DC Case and SC. As the farm grew he got into diesel with a 40 Cockshutt diesel followed by a 70JD diesel that wouldn't keep the flywheel tight.Then in 63 or so he bought a 400 Case diesel. Nice running tractor followed by more Case new tractors in the 70 series and 90 series and finishing with a 7110 C-IH. I started in 68 with a 64 930 Case. 1030 Case next followed by a 1170 Case and the two 4 wd tractors, 2470 and 4690. No new ones here but also another 60+ Case tractors...

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My grandfather bought his C Case in 1930; I have it. He bought a used 1929 L in 1946; I have it. Dad bought a 1949 DC3; I have it' Grandad and Dad traded the L in on a 1951 LA: I don't have it but I know where it is so someday I hope to get it too.
In 1971 Dad bought a GVI Minnie which he traded off in 1973 for a 1965 930' He traded that off in 1977 for a 7000 Allis which he sold on his auction in 1986.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

we had all Ferguson and Massey Ferguson TO-20 to a 2805 still have the to-20 and MH 44 special
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Grandpa started with a farmall then switched to allis then went to John Deere I?ve been John Deere all my life and will stay solid stable still John Deere dad started with an ih 1486 and went to then bought a 4850 John Deere

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had a ford jubilee, 2 dc's, and the first large tractor I remember was an 830 eh com. Later dad bought an 870 power shift, then a year or so later traded the 830 on a 730 comfort king. Bout that time an A jd with a 237 corn picker showed up, but it only lasted less than a year. In 76 the 870 was traded for a 970 with cab. Sometime in there a moline we called Fat Albert showed up, it was mostly used to run the dryer. He added an older yellow 1070 8spd later too.

My first tractor was a case 930, then a ford 8600. I also had a jd 730 diesel. Later, when those were gone I got dad's 53 dc and an 830 eh com and a 1256 ih. The 1256 only lasted a year and was replaced with a 1370.

Still have dad's dc, a 400 diesel, and a 1030.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well I can remember dad buying a new 986 and he already a 4000 ford and a d-17. I know he had a 185 massy and a M before that. He sold the 986 because he hated the way it shifted. Not long after a 4020 came along. He raised cattle so tractors was mainly for hay and some corn. In high school I bought a 4230 Powershift then a 4520 basket case. Since then I got a 4250,4840 and 8430 to join the other deeres.Dad still has the 4020 and allis and found his M a few years back.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My grandpa, great uncle, and great grandpa had mostly IH and Oliver tractors. They did have a couple odds and ends tractors like a WC Allis, the Model 41 Silver King I have now, and a Massey Harris or 2. I dont know which Massey it was, but I do know it was a diesel, there is still a spare head for it setting in the back of the shop at my cousin's; the tractor itself has been gone for a long time. My great uncle had a 66 Oliver he bought new, my grandpa had a 70 Oliver. Then between them they had a Super M gas, and a Super MD and 2 MD's. There was always a couple of H's, of at least one was a new one my grandpa bought new, it isn't seized up, but still sets in the previous barnyard at my cousin's, but he wants too much for it for the amount of repairs it needs. There was also the "little A" that the kids used for chores, with no electrical and no provision to mount a starter, crank start only. My cousin still has one of the MD's, the A, the 2 H's, and the 66, and I have the gas Super M and the Model 41 Silver King. When my dad started off farming on his own, he had 2 John Deere A's, a John Deere G, and a 4010 D. Later on, once the A's were gone he got an IH 706 G. All the John Deere's have been gone for 30+ years, but we still use IH tractors for the farm. We use old stuff though, 26,66,74,86,88 series IH, but also have and use a lot of the letter and number series for odds and ends. Also have a lot of fleetline Oliver tractors we use for odds and ends as well as a 4600 and 5600 Ford.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad started out in 41 with a used CC Case and in 51 traded for a new WD. Added a F-20, traded for a M, traded for a 400, added a WD 45 and traded them both in on a new 656. Dad gave me the WD in 72, added a D-19 in 75, added 450 in 85, bought a F-20 in 2014. Still have them all. Borrow my sons 986 to run the hay processer to feed cattle. When I was 7 years old that new WD was big.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The first tractor my family owned was a Fordson and a couple of Ford model A doodle bugs.I don't remember the Fordson but do remember a pulley attached to the rear wheel of the model A for running a cut-saw. We also had a Jeep with pto etc. The tractors I remember were the following:
Oliver 88
Oliver 77
Oliver 66
Oliver S55
Oliver OC3
Farmall Cub
Allis Chalmers late model B
David Brown 990
John Deere 420
Allis Chalmers HD3

I have owned the following:
Ford 800
Yanmar 155
Ford 2610
Komatsu D21
Oliver 550- still own
Yanmar1401 still own
New Holland 3930 4WD-still own
Farmall Cub-still own
Mutsubishi BD2F- still own
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractor brands on your family farm Reply to specific post Reply with quote

First tractor on the farm was a Farmall F-12 that was purchased by my great uncle, then he had a John Deere A. When he sold the farm to my grandpa, his brother, the tractors were also sold. My grandpa, after buying the farm from his brother, then bought an RC Allis Chalmers. Grandpa and dad used that tractor for several years, clearing land, plowing a few acres, etc. When grandpa started full time dairy farming, the RC was traded in for an almost new D-14 Allis Chalmers. The D-14 is still here on the farm. Also, an 861 Ford was bought, along with a new line of hay equipment including a 3pt mower, a Nixon brand wheel rake, and a Ferguson square baler. We still have the Ford, and use it regularly, the mower is wore out, but still here, and the baler and rake are gone. Dad?s first tractor he bought on his own was an 841 Case comfort king. It was the big tractor of the neighborhood then, and along with the 841 came a 4 bottom plow, 12ft disc, and a 5600 Heston round baler. The 841 is still here, and used pretty regularly, the implements have been upgraded over the years. The last tractor grandpa bought was an Allis Chalmers 170. That tractor was actually bought by my grandma. Grandpa new he needed a bigger tractor, but couldn?t bring himself to spend the money. Grandma and dad went to the dealer and bought it. Grandpa never saw it until the day it was delivered, but it soon became his pride and joy. He used that tractor for just about everything for 3 years before passing away unexpectedly. That tractor is also still on the farm and used very regularly. My brother and I have had quite a few tractors come and go, and have several bigger and newer ones today, but those ?original 4?, the Allis D-14, Ford 861, Case 841, Allis Chalmers 170 are here to stay.
 
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