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Lets hear how you got your tractors! Mine goes like this:

M #1 was Dads, he bought it from the son of the orginal owner in 75 or 76, been here every since,
M #2 was an accident sorta, dad bought this one and a 51 at the same time, to make a long story short, we fixed this one instead of the 51, shortly after buying them, I discovered the consecutive numbers,
M #3 I bought from a guy Ive know for years, Haskell.
The F-14 belonged to BOTH of my great grandfathers at one time. Dad let a gentleman borrow it to restore, when Dad died he let me have it back. Didnt run at the time.
1945 I-4 was the first old tractor I bought for me! Others tractors I bought went to work!!
1949 Cub and 154 LoBoy I bought from haskell as well, or as he says, I stole them from him! While I call these mine, the yreally belong to my boys!
 

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Oh boy here we go :)
1. Farmall A was being stored in the shed at the home when we bought the house, local guy opted to sell it to us instesad of paying us storage on it because he lived in town with no room.
2. Farmall M while heading into another city to look at tractors at a vintage tractor dealer saw and M by the side of the road for sale, looked at it went to the dealer and came back to buy the first one we saw on the road.
3. Oliver 60 came after going to tractor shows and liking the looks, saw one for sale and looked at it before asking my friend Harold about it. Harold had a nicer one for less money so we bought his, local tractor came with a 4 row cultivator.
4. Massey Harris 20 came right after the Oliver because a local guy who is friends with Harold lost his storage on it. He came to the house and took me to see it and we bought it, we are the third owners of it and its 7 miles from its original farm after we drove it home. The original owners brother is still alive and remembers the tractor when new
5. Minneapolis Moline ZTS was in Harolds shed while cleaning up we asked about it and he shot us a shocking good price so we picked it up two weeks later and drove it home
6. Allis Chalmers WC Harold had and wanted to know if I'd like to try pulling, I came up next weekend and it was in the shed so I paid him for it when I could. Also a local tractor with history
7. Allis Chalmers CA was accross the street at the original owners daughters garage, great neighbor takes care of our home when we arent there. I asked about buying it a few times and one day he told me to just come and get it, he told me make it run and its mine to cut my grass with. The tractor is used 100 foot away from its original farm back in 1952 when new :)
8. Massey Harris 30 came from Harold after he and Tiff had a disagreement over tractors :lol: Harold made up with her by giving her the tractor. It was used in the thumb area all its life and when we busted the rear tires off last year for a new tube the rims were bright yellow....original Goodyears are in great shape. The secret is that I gave Harold the 385 dollars in parts he used to get it going...he gave Tiff the tractor and his time...those two have a special friendship
9. John Deere A was a leap of faith having never seen the tractor a friend of a friend had it and we settled on a price from verbal discussions only. When it showed up at our door it was paid for and the fun began, the tractor has some roots in the thumb area but I cant trace it right now.
 

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I learned how to drive a tractor on an Allis Chalmers C
Wife learned how to bale using a Massey Harris 333
 

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I got both of my tractors ('48 JD model A, '47 McCormick Deereing O-6) from guys I worked with. The owner of the model A was sentimentally attached to the tractor because it was always his dads favorite but he just never did anything with it and it hurt him worse to watch it deteriorate than it would to sell it to someone that would take care of it. The Owner of the O-6 got it from his grandfather who bought it new. Most of his family learned to farm off of this tractor but he isn't the sentimental type. He is more of the "get this giant heap of rust off my ranch" type. :lol: My great uncle is getting on in years and is having a hard time getting up on his Farmall M pull tractor so he wants to put his motor in the O-6 so he can stay in the game for a while longer.
 
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Bought our first one as a home school project. No plans of anything except to use for class, then sell.

Yea right, You all know how that goes :cool:
 

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My WD was dads. It was the tractor I learned to drive on. :D
The old Massey 44, er 44-6, er 44? Well it's sorta hodge-podge thing. "(motor was swapped before I got it) Ended up costing me only points and plugs to own :shock: :D
 

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First tractor was a Farmall B. Elderly neighbor lady had the engine rebuilt and never checked the antifreeze (what antifreeze). It cracked the block. I was 12 and bought it for $125.00, ground out the crack and welded it myself. Ground it flat and painted it, never weeped. A Farmall M was next, older neighbor wasn't using it said go ahead. I paid $500.00 for it 3 years later along with a 3-16 moline plow. Traded both for a 1970 JD 4020 P.S. FWA. In the fall of 1973 I bought my first 4430 with soundguard. Demo'd a 4230 that the dealer said would pull the 5-16's. Nope. Bought 2 more 4430's in 1974 and a 46 in 1975. Traded for 2-4440's, 2-4640's and a 4840, all P.S. and FWA. The first year of the 40 series, fall of '77? I bought new 7700 combines every other year for 8-10 years in there. Started downsizing in the 80's and went to 4240's, 1 plain front and 2 FWA. Ended up with 2 new tractors the last year made, a 4240 and a 4040. 1982?, didn't want the 50 series 15 sp powershift. Got out of farming in '92. Over the years I had a lot of Farmall M's, a few super M's, 544 hydros and 656 hydros to fertilize, spray, cultivate and pull peppermint tubs. Favorite tractor was a 1952 Farmall H, finally got it in 2006, had to sell 3 years ago. I do have a 454 hydro lowboy to play with....James
 

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my nuffield was my step dads and bought new for the farm, when he died it as sold at auction and 6-7 years later me and tam found it in a junk pile!!! i couldnt leave it there so we brought it home.

the farmall H was a had to buy cuz after all we're tractor nuts and thought we needed another so we got this one because an H was my first tractor i ownd cuz my step dad gave me his and like a fool i sold it.

the 2nd to last one was tams massey 20, i got it for her as an aniversery gift.

all the rest kinda showed up like stray dogs and decided to stay lol
 

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wizzard said:
the 2nd to last one was tams massey 20, i got it for her as an aniversery gift.
Dont think I'd get away with an anniversary present like that :lol: Just might be worth a try though :lol:

Over the years 23 horses have come my way, but only 8 moved on leaving 15 lurking at the moment, better not let
the boss see this post :roll:
 

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most of mine arrived the average way. IE.. passing them by the side of thge road, or seeing them on a pin up wall at the farm store.. and a few from craigslist / ebay or other for sale sites.

However.. the ones I've had the most fun with, were the ones found for me, by friends. The 3 best that come to mind are a ford 541 found in lousiana by a friend who emailed me about it.. I drove up from florida that night after work :)

Another was a ford 951 in texas, bought at an auction along with another ford, a 8xx model, as a group.. then he held it for me for a few days till I could drove over and get it..

Last one ws this VAC i'm working on, found for my by petra.. had it at the end of the week after being pointed in the right direction.
 

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OO this shounds fun. i was thinking of typing this up anyways

Now i just have to do it :lol:
 

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Lets see :cool:
A-C C #1 Dad bought it in the early 90s to mow grass. Now its my WIFES mowing tractor
A-C B found it sitting along the road for sale. Fixed it up all pretty for shows and parades. Now its the WIFES pretty tractor
A-C C #2 I needed another tractor to make mowing faster,we mow about 6 acres now. Breann took it over to mow with now.
Minni Mo UTU did some horse trading with a friend for it, its missing parts but runs great. Sits outside no room inside
A-C WD45 bught it cause we needed a bigger tractor, plows and pulls the hayrack needs alot of tlc
McCormick Deering 10 20 Just got it cause I wanted one on steel :lol:
 

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I have had several tractors over the years but the only two that I have now are the only ones that mean anything to me. The JD 2510 was the first tractor that I bought in 1977 and have farmed 100's of ac. with it and it will stay with me till the end. The Farmall H was ordered new in 1942 by my Grandpa and was delivered in 1945 due to the war.I have the purchase order and the delivered invoice. My Dad used it till he retired back in the 80's and now its mine. Last week I gave 1/4 to my son and 1/4 to my grandson. So hopefully it will passed on after I'm gone.....mike
 

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My Allis D14- After doing some mowing with a buddy's little tractor with a finish mower we decided to get a tractor of our own to do the mowing with (about 4 acres) every week. Found it about 35 miles South of our home and brought her home. After about 2 1/2 years, we had gone through her pretty extensively with a complete rebuild on the engine and heads. A sandblasted and repainted look to her and she was almost too pretty to mow with. Mowed with her for a couple of years and now she's semi-retired. Now she needs repainted and gotten back to show condition. Maybe in a year or two.

Dad's John Deere A- My pappaw had one when Dad was growing up but it had been really upgraded for more hp's. It was a stout little tractor at the local fair in the tractor pulls (the way the story goes). Dad decided that he wanted one just like the one Pappaw had. My uncle found one in Henry County, KY at a farm auction and bought it. Less than a week later, Dad bought it from him. This is probably going to be Dad's retirement project. It does have new tires and a new stack on it since he bought it but it needs some cosmetic work and I think Dad wants to go through the engine.

The little John Deere H- Dad mentioned that Pappaw had a little H when he was young and he thought that it was just the cutest little tractor. He would love to have one. I'm like a dog with a bone when I hear these words! I found one for him via internet in La Valle, Wisconsin for a good price. A week later, my wife and I was sent after it with the gooseneck to bring her home. She now sits in pieces in the garage as she is being repainted and some body work done to her.
 

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I'll post for my son's 1010 (that I'm laying partial claim to) :D

1964 JD 1010 RUS

Purchased new the year my wife was born by her grandfather. Worked a 200 acre farm/turkeys. Eventually Skinny got out of the turkey business and the 1010 was relagated to general chores and shredding. Skinny passed away a few years ago and the tractor was used less and less, generally The Boys just used it to keep the weeds off the sides of the driveway until one day it was parked and would not start. We kept an eye on it but my wife's dad wouldn't quite give it up yet. It was the only tractor my wife ever knew on the farm.

Last fall my son bought the tractor from his granddad (he always had a way of talking him into something). My wife and I went that way one weekend and picked it up and hauled it home 6 hours. We still have a ways to go but we have it running (and well) for the first time in 2-3 years (and the best it's run in probably 15+ years).

The look on my son's face when it started the first time would have made his great granddaddy proud. A couple of days later he drove his great grandfathers for the first time...and that made my heart proud.
 

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Owned by my father and myself 1949 till 1972

My fathers first tractor 1946 to 1949,I lernt to drive on the old girl

My first tractor was an M not the most comfortable on hill country

My first crawler a D2 a very nice tractor

A Ferguson TEA was a wonderfull tractor at lambing and calfing and for feeding out to stock

Dad owned a 420 simaler to the above,they had huge torque and grip for the size of it.

I have a simaler Ferguson 35 to the one above,a very nice little tractor.
 

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When I was about 18 I helped out an older neighbor with a tractor repair and about 2 yrs later after he passed his brother asked if I wanted to buy the W4 from the estate. It was the first tractor my older brother had driven when my father had borrowed it from a neighbor before buying his first tractor. The second tractor came my way about 2 yrs after that when the same man mentioned that his other late brothers tractor was for sale. I said I wasn't interested until he told me the asking price. It was a Cockshutt 30 that hadn't run in ten yrs but started right up with a little fiddling. It had sat so long in a sandy driveshed that I thought the tires were flat. They had sunk to the steel in the sand over time. I bought it with the intention of swapping the narrow wheels for a wide axle but after one season I wouldn't think of it. That tractor had been the first and only tractor of another neighbors farm. Had a lull for about 10 yrs and then acquired another 30 that ended up being a parts tractor after cracking a sleeve. Another lull and then in the last 5 yrs I have inherited my fathers W4 and diesel B250, neither of which run at the moment, been given a very plain jane Farmall A that was another neighbors last tractor, traded two rear Massey tires and rims for a seized 30 that now runs fine and bought a 9n and Massey Pony and 81s in the last year. All of my tractors are in their working clothes and I need to do a some work on three of them and a lot of work on one. My name is Wyatt and I have a tractor problem. I don't have enough tractors.
 

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HI ALL. well my first tractor was a massey ferguson 202 work bull bucket tractor. it blew up the day i got it.i put a engine from a mf 50 in her.it smoked bad when i put it in. its been like that for almost 10 years. ive bought and sold some massey fergusons 35s and 50s. then i traded a mf 35 to my uncle for my grandpas mh 81 rc that my grandpa bought new in 1941. then i needed another one because i wanted to restore the first one.you all know how that goes. sence then i bought 3 more mh just because. my grandpa had 3 tractors on his 60 acre farm. 2 cases and the mh me he passed my dad got the case. then when he passed i got the 1956 case 400 rc. i never know whats next.
 

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Ain't enough time to tell about them all.

First was the Ford 5000 gas I bought as a farm tractor because I wanted some thing with 3 point hitch instead of the Old allis cupler not the snap one. You had to crawler under it to remove a big pin or add one when hooking up or unhooking.

I had went to Ohio to a big auction with a friend and had won the bidding on a 995 David Brown but the owner wouldn't let it go for that price. I returned home and dad told me about a local auction whth the 5000.

Second was the 1951 Massey Harris 44-4. I wanted a antique tractor to pull. I chose a Massey because they were My dads favorite tractor and the few I had seen pulled well. they were also some thing different from IH's and John Deers.

Third was a 1952 44 special diesel. It was to be a parts tractor but it never made it. to complete and nice to ruin.

4th was a 1951 Massey model 30, I had started collecting them by then.

5th 1949 Massey Model 30 destroyed engine destroyed sheet metal but it had the hubs and PTO shaft I needed for tractor #2.
6th Is a 1946 Massey 101 Jr I bought this one for pulling also but the pulling ended by the time I had her ready.

7th Is really Kares a 1946 Model 20 wide front. She wanted it for Mothers day.

8th Is a 1949 Pony.

9th is a 1956 333 Massey I bought from a guy whos wife yelled at him to sell it as it was an eye sore sitting out in the orchard west of the house.

10th is a 1951 Massey 44-6 the 37th one made that year. Result of a published story I wrote for Wild Harvest Massey Collectors Mag.

11th is a model 81 1942 a Annaversery present to Kare. Hey I asked what she wanted, I was shocked to say the least.

12th is a 1949 55 gas.

13th is a 1957 555 diesel My boss at work brought in the for sale ad for her. He said the tractor was like him big and bald (tractor tires were not bald though.)

14th is a 1952 Mustang. found at a flea market along the road.

15th was a model 22 I saw in Canada on our way home from a moter cycle trip to Maine

16th Again is really Kares. a 1954 Pacer, Kare saw the ad in a news paper and called the guy, said we would like to look at it the following Saturday.

17th is a 1951 Massey Harris 44-4 standard bought at an auction sale.

18th is a 1953 Mustang bought at an auction sale.

19th a 194? model 81 my neighbour found in a fence row on a reltives property. He gave it to me for all the work I had did for him refuseing any payment.

20th a 195? Massey 44 butane Masseys name for a propane. The serial number starts 44BR.

21 is a 195? 44 special gas.

I'm sure I have Number 22 but can't fot the life of me remember what one is missing.

I also have a few old lawn garden tractors. A early 1960's wheel horse with a 7 HP Kolhor engine.

A Sears SS12 with a mower deck and a farm enginerred hrydrlic 3 point hitch.

A early 1973 Speery Rand New Holland S12

A 1972 simplicty 7112 I still mow the lawn with.

A 1988 Simplicity 6517 I also still mow lawn with.

And just brought home not long ago a 1983 Ariens S16 that belonged to my dad.

Now I remember my pride and joy a 1938 101R. She is just a beautiful tractor in my eyes. stream lined with fully enclosed engine and even some shiny crome strips.
Excaped the brake retro fit so she still has a brake pedal beside the seat on each side rather than the double right foot ones.


:D Al
 
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