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When Dwain Michael and his father, Donald, found our featured Indiana Tractor model F in a South Bend, Indiana, junkyard in 1989, it did not even qualify for “basket case” status. I photographed and researched this fascinating ghost tractor article for our May/June 2014 issue. Click the YouTube player below to see Michael talk about his very rare mechanized farming pioneering machine.
Case tractor collector and expert Jerry Smith and Gene Butler interviewed Harry Kline for the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power. Kline worked for J.I. Case Co. from 1934 through 1986. His first job was as a winter replacement at the Racine, Wisconsin, factory; his final assignment took place in the Libyan Desert as the United States military was after Muammar al-Qaddafi.
Bill Woodside found this Oliver 60 (#619405) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It had been partially restored about 10 or 12 years earlier. I found Woodside and the Oliver at the Lathrop, Missouri, Antique Tractor and Car Show in 2013. I photographed the Oliver and interviewed the owner for the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power.
Michael Remmert has had a fondness for the Case 300 since he was five years old. His great-grandfather owned a 300 on his Rolla, Missouri, farm – a place Remmert often visited. In August 2005, he bought this one at an auction and had it restored. I photographed it and interviewed the owner for the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power.
Chuck Gause took on a formidable task when he decided to restore this early 1960s Broussard Farmall 560 cane loader. The machine you see here started as a Farmall 560 Hi-Clearance tractor without a torque amplifier. Bill Struth shot it, and I wrote about it for the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power.
It was in his boyhood home of idyllic Vashon Island, in Washington State’s Puget Sound, that Charles “Chuck” Hearst first saw the 1952 International Harvester Farmall Cub he would covet for the next six decades. I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon photographing and writing about the beautifully restored Island Cub for the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power.
Dave Ferguson has been involved with diesel mechanics for 55 years, which happens to be about the same amount of time he has been interested in diesel tractors like this Allis-Chalmers WD-45. I found Dave and his A-C at the Albert City, Iowa, Threshermen & Collectors Show “Gathering of the Orange” and photographed his tractor for the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power.
Breaking sod on the Canadian Prairies was grim, hard work, even with giant outfits from Rumely and others. In the first of a two-part “The Canada Connection” in the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power, I tell about those early days and the machines that made them possible.