Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
The top one is familiar to me from my youth in Minnesota. When I was really young, I'd just sit in the seat and pretend I was driving. Later, I was allowed to actually drive it around.A very happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
That first image is 'american midwest gothic'. Love it. Enjoy the turkey!
Both these tractors had a great deal to do with producing the plentiful bounty of food we all enjoy so much on Thanksgiving. The Farmall M was produced from 1939 until 1952, a total of 290,000 tractors in all. Many of them are still running today as they are as effective as new tractors costing much, much more. The tractor in the photo is still working at an elevator. The Massy Harris 44 was a major row crop tractor of it's day, 1946 to 1955, during which time 84,000 were manufactured. It was a bit more powerful than the Farmall M, having 44 PTO horsepower compared to just over 36 hp for the M. The 44 was originally an orange/red color with yolk yellow wheels and trim. Can't tell that from this photo. These tractors were close in price when new. The M sold for $2,400 in 1952, and the 44 sold for $2,952 in 1955.
Rusty but still mighty!
These guys were made back when things were made with pride, to last.
Great pictures of some fine machinery. Happy Thanksgiving!!