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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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