antique equipment

Scenes of the Franklin Tractor Drive

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It was the fourth of July weekend and Doug Edwards and Josh Adkins from Franklin Illionois had set up a tractor drive. When the drive began Doug said he heard they started with 80 tractors at Josh’s place. Rick Shaw was kind enough to let Keith and I ride in the “press truck” so we […]

Corvair Museum

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What is cooler than a Corvair Museum? Not much, especially located right here along historic route 66 right in the heart of central Illinois! The Museum Mike Hall, President of Corvair Society of America and one of the organizers of the museum said, “We moved in in November of 2019. We were in Decatur before […]

Allis Chalmers Father's Day show

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The Father’s Day show in Middle Amana, Iowa was our first tractor show of the season! Publishing my 2020 Antique Tractor Guide back in January I never thought this late in the year that I would be saying that! The guide has been adjusted. It has been changed show by show indicating shows cancelled or […]

tractor grapevine

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Sometimes a trip comes about all through connections. This fun day trip came about through the tractor grapevine. What is especially cool is that the tractor friends were all from different brands. The connecting factor between these friends was the love of old iron! The call from Dave our longtime friend The other day I […]

Sattley Co.

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Sattely Manufacturing Roots run deep here in farm country. Their story begins in Rochester, Illinois at a blacksmith shop. Here they developed a plow. Later they expanded into agricultural implements. This growth eventually led to a huge company headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. In Springfield the Sattley Manufacturing Co. manufactured plows, cultivators, harrows, farm wagons and […]

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