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Shifting Gears … Brenner

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This tractor was bought in 1939 at the Kensington Supply Co. by Dale Brenner’s father, Lewis Brenner. It was used as all power on the 120-acre farm until 1948 when Lewis Brenner bought a John Deere Model B with a full line of new equipment. After Lewis passed away in 1951, Dale’s brother took over […]

Shifting Gears…McQuistion

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Glenn Jay Maurer purchased this 1952 John Deere Model B tractor new in the early 1950s. This photo of Maurer was taken in 1986 when he was 80. Maurer was a janitor for years at Goshen High School and later at West Branch. He used this tractor to farm his 40-acre farm in Patmos, Ohio. […]

Shifting Gears…Herbold

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1947 Farmall BN owned by the Herbold family of Mantua, Ohio. Originally purchased and owned by Raymond Ladner of Linesville, Pa., he nicknamed the tractor Red Rooster. It was then restored by his late grandson Charles Herbold of Mantua. The tractor has been in the family four generations and it looks as if the fifth […]

Shifting Gears…Shaw

Thursday, January 8, 2009

1939 Allis Chalmers “B” Owned by Richard Shaw, North Canton, Ohio Richard Shaw has owned this tractor about a year. He bought it from an old friend who had owned it many years. The tractor is now electric and has a crank start only. Shaw claims it runs well and starts up right away. There […]

Shifting Gears…Pardee

Thursday, December 4, 2008

1955 Allis Chalmers WD 45 Owned by Ed Pardee, Albion, Pa. Ed Pardee purchased this 1955 Allis Chalmers WD 45 in Saegertown, Pa., at John Newhard’s Wholesale Tractor Auction in 2005. Soon after, Ed’s friend, Willis Stoll of Saegertown, started to tear her apart to restore it. After a lot of elbow grease, the Allis […]

Shifting Gears … Hall

Thursday, December 4, 2008

1949 Allis Chalmers WD Owned by Alfred Hall, Springboro, Pa. (formerly of North Jackson, Ohio) Al Hall bought this Allis Chalmers WD from James Austin of Conneautville, Pa., who had worked about two years to restore the tractor. The photograph, incidentally, is of Al taking his first drive after getting her home from Austin. A […]

Shifting Gears…Gay

Thursday, June 19, 2008

1948 Allis Chalmers WD Owned and restored by Jim Gay, Atwater, Ohio James Gay of Atwater, Ohio, bought this 1948 Allis Chalmers WD on Oct. 8, 1948, and he sent along a copy of the purchase receipt from the Paul G. Mills Farm Equipment Co. in Ravenna to prove it. The purchase price: $1,715! It […]

Shifting Gears…Jones

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

1947 Cockshutt 30 Owned by Clifford Jones, Jeromesville, Ohio Clifford Jones bought this Cockshutt 30 brand new in 1947 and used it on his farm near Jeromesville, Ohio, for many years. In 2007, after rusting in a field for nearly 10 years, the tractor was completely restored by his son, Mark Jones. Story Continues Below […]

Shifting Gears…Schisler

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

1953 Co-op E3 Owned by Wade Shisler of Austintown, Ohio, and his son Pete AFTER RESTORATION Wade Schisler of Austintown, Ohio, and his son, Pete, bought this 1953 Co-op E3 at the farm auction of Wade’s brother Lamont. Lamont had bought it new from the Mahoning Farm Bureau Co-op in Canfield, where both brothers worked. […]

Shifting Gears…Glenn

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New Idea Corn Shredder Owned and restored by Don Glenn, Chester, W.Va. Don Glenn bought the shredder rusty and not running in New Bedford, Ohio. He worked several years to restore it to running condition. He also has a corn binder he uses to cut corn for the demonstrations he does at the local fair […]

Shifting Gears…Johnson

Thursday, April 10, 2008

1948 E Model Gibson Owned by Bill and Judy Johnson, Oakwood Village, Ohio This tractor was snagged up by the current owners in 1999 after they saw it listed in an estate auction ad that ran in Farm and Dairy. It took the couple 2 1/2 years to restore it to the condition seen above. […]

Shifting Gears…Roberts

Thursday, April 3, 2008

1939 Ford 9-N Owned by Rufus Roberts, Cortland, Ohio This tractor is one of only 250 made and has the cast aluminum hood from the factory. Roberts says it also has Ford tires on the rear, used on all early models. Story Continues Below Photos

Shifting Gears…Tinlin

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Model M-6 Farmall Owned by Ken Tinlin, Carrollton, Ohio According to its owner, this is “one of the rarest tractors never built by International.” This tractor was never built by Farmall and is a crossbreed of several different Farmall tractors. It started as a Farmall M Tractor and the engine was replaced with a 6 […]

Shifting Gears…Patsy

Thursday, March 27, 2008

1952 Allis Chalmers WD Owned by Randy and Connie Patsy, East Brady, Pa. This tractor was purchased by the current owner’s grandfather in 1962 and sold in 1994. Randy got it back into the family in 2003 and restored it. He shows it off at parades. Story Continues Below Photos

Shifting Gears…Otto

Thursday, March 6, 2008

1945 Oliver Cletrac HG crawler Owned by Tom Otto, Lisbon, Ohio This tractor was originally owned by Tom Otto’s grandfather. “After we had it restored,” write Tom and Terry Otto, “we took it to the nursing home. It was worth every penny to have it restored to hear Grandma tell stories of farming with it […]

Shifting Gears…Dennis

Thursday, March 6, 2008

1967 Massey Ferguson 180 Owned by Kevin Dennis, Newcomerstown, Ohio After Kevin Dennis restored several antique tractors (which get their use on his father’s farm), he realized the tractors were limited because they didn’t have a three-point hitch and live power. He wasn’t alone, as he says there’s more interest at shows on tractors from […]

Shifting Gears…Giddings

Thursday, March 6, 2008

1950 SC Case Owned and restored by Walter Giddings, Little Hocking, Ohio Walter Giddings rescued this tractor from the junk yard — the engine stuck and all tires were junk. “I had it apart basically from one end to the other,” he writes. After his restoration work, he’s shown the tractor at many fairs and […]

Shifting Gears…Beers

Thursday, February 28, 2008

1944 Farmall M Owned by Clair Beers, Kittanning, Pa. Clair bought the Farmall M at a dealer in Erie, Pa., in the early 1960s. Restoration has included painting the tractor, rebuilding the engine and installing a 12 volt electrical system. The tractor was used for farming until 1995. For recreation, the tractor was used in […]

Shifting Gears…Blake

Thursday, February 28, 2008

1938 F20 Farmall Owned and restored by Joe Blake and sons, New Cumberland, W.Va. The Blake family purchased the Farmall in 1982. Equipped with its original electrical system, lights, starter and generator, they tell us it runs great! Story Continues Below Photos

Shifting Gears…Ryan

Thursday, February 21, 2008

1947 Gibson Owned and restored by Charles V. Ryan, Canton, Ohio “My wife was not happy with me the day I brought the parts and pieces of my 1947 Gibson tractor home,” writes Charles Ryan of Canton. “She figured we had enough ‘junk’ around the house, plus I had paid $400 for the junk, to […]


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