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Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate


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Nice to see it finally done Allan
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Allen, I'm so glad that this tractor not only received life, but a spectacularly, impeccable, beautiful job, and done right. Roger has kept me in the loop and while the two photos above look like you found an engine in an old barn (barn find?), installed it and painted it, for the second photo. I know that wasn't how it was done. That was only wishful thinking it could be that easy, on my part. The grueling months and years you guys put in on that project is one you will be able to be so proud of. NO corners cut. Congratulations! Gary
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We took the Big 4 into Blooming Prairie for the July 4th tractor show. We still have to make the canopy for the tractor.
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I saw the tractor "in the flesh" yesterday. OMG. It is more than nice. The pictures here are great , but if you get a half a chance, go to a show and see it in person. Al, Harriet and Roger were working on the canopy and I'm sure it will be on the tractor soon.
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Alan
Glad to see you have finished that magnificent tractor. It has been a wonderful thread to follow on smokestack. I am sure you feel the same as I do that it is hard to realize that it is finally finished, after so many years of working on it. Certainly tip my hat to you in the restoration of your tractor and look forward to seeing it in person as I am sure the pics don't do it justice. Dan Thomas
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We are officially finished with the Big 4 tractor after putting the canopy on it. You can see it at the Root River Antique Power show this weekend. We are grateful for all the help from our friend Roger Byrne on this massive project.
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My thanks button quit on me. Thanks for sharing a great project with us. You did one heck of a job there!
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Well done Allan!

Now, you have a couple more in the Big 4 factory, don't you?
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When are you gonna start on a Big 6!?
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We are officially finished with the Big 4 tractor after putting the canopy on it. You can see it at the Root River Antique Power show this weekend. We are grateful for all the help from our friend Roger Byrne on this massive project.
By golly Alan, in that picture the Big Four looks 100 years newer and you look 6 years older.
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Last weekend we took the Big 4 tractor to the Little Log House Antique Power Show near Hastings, Minnesota. We took pictures of our tractor alongside the Big 4 tractor owned by Steve Bauer. We also got a picture with Steve Bauer and the niece of Morris Blomgren who had owned the tractor before us.
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I was at that show on Saturday and took a few minutes to admire the Big 4, all I can say is that pictures don't do it justice - when you can actually walk around it and have a good look at everything it's apparent how much effort went into its restoration. Again, excellent job.
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We have the Big 4 loaded and will leave early tomorrow morning for the Rollag show.
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We have the Big 4 tractor at WMSTR (Rollag) for the show this weekend. The 1915 Emerson Brantingham Big 4 tractor owned by Steve Bauer is also there. We are looking forward to a great time visiting with everyone that can come to this great show.
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I got to check this out in person - well done Allan!
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I checked out the tractor in person in Rollag. The Severson's have done a beautiful Job! Runs great and looks great! Congratulations on a job well done!

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Our daughter in law and son gave us this for Christmas! We had quite the year with the Big 4 tractor.
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Start up of a Big Four Tractor


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It had somewhat of an attitude that day. Didn't want to be on a Facebook page for a radio program.
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At the age it is, I suppose it can be forgiven for being a little cantankerous.
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