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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Heider Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This is my Grandfather in 1921(he's 21) with his newly purchased Heider tractor. A model C1. Dad says that Grandpa bought it used and he always assumed this was a 1917. Heider started in Albert Lea MN in 1903. Moved to Carrol IA in 1904. Bought by the Rock Island Plow Works in 1916 to take on their strong neighbor John Deere in Moline. Heider was owned by Weyerhauser Lumber(of Rock Island at the time) and the tractor line died out starting in 1929 during the depression. JI Case bought them out in 1937 for their great line of implements. Case implements at the time were sagging and the Rock Island line bolstered them greatly. This plant(which still is standing) became the Rock Island Case Works until 1986. Dad's 2 DC's came from there. We lived 10 miles away in Blue Grass IA.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: Heider Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Heider Tractor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice picture, He looks pretty proud! If you don't mind, I'd like to add your pic to my website since there aren't a whole lot of original Heider photo's around like that.

Probably is a thresher, the shape looks right. The Heiders were pretty popular for belt work. A C of that vintage would have been rated a 12-20 and were a good tractor for the region. My great grandfather's first tractor was Heider C as well, and now 80 years later or so we have one back in the family. The 12-30 lasted til around 1924, when it was replaced by the 15-27 that looked identical to the C.

FYI, the Heider company only sold off their tractor division to RIPC (who were indeed owned by the Weyerhauser family), they actually continued to produce wagons into the 1980's under the Heider name. Still see a lot of Heider auger wagons and running gears on sales. Rock Island Plow Company built tractors under their own name from 1927 until 1935.

I actually was reading the other day that an old Case guy at the Rock Island plant remembered sending out new friction disks (the Heiders used a paper laminate style friction disk transmission that moved between two plates for forward and reverse and variable speed) in Case Flambeau red boxes well into WW2 as Case still supported the Rock Island products for a time although they scrapped the rock Island tractor program.
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