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Vintage Tractors Earning a Living


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Old 07-10-2018, 01:25:52 AM
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My 1943 John Deere earns its keep pulling a 5', engine driven, trailer mower.
I mow over 2 acres here.
My 1952 John Deere, with loader, is my snow plow tractor or for whatever else might need doing like skidding whole trees to the burn site on the edge of town.
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Haven't seen him doing much the last few years, guessing he finally retired, but a neighbor a mile or so South of me was still doing all of his farming with an SC Case.

Don't know how many acres he was working, but it appeared to be the only tractor he had.

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I see lots of guys putting up hay here in Mid-Michigan with old Farmalls.
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My little B Allis powers a rear-mounted splitter quite often and earns me a some spare "engine collecting" money



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This reminded me of when we made a run through Iowa many years ago.
We were passing a farm where some kid was raking hay.......with what looked to be a new John Deere tractor which cost, probably, $90K even then.......
Nothing a Farmall C couldn't have handled.......
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A friend and his cousin own 40+ Farmalls - H, M, (both regular and Supers), 3xx and 4xx. They also at least one Oliver 77. All are modified (narrowed), ballasted, fitted with heavy V-plows, tire chains and heat housers.

The fleet is deployed throughout the city of Rochester NY following any significant (4" or more) snowfall to plow city sidewalks.

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These are pictures from a Plow Day I had at my place in spring of 2018. The newest tractor in this group was made in 1964. This is close to being work. Everybody was enjoying this so it can't be work. We had 12 tractors plowing that day. Merton
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Those look to be wicked sidewalk plows! Neat!
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My little 8N earns its keep hauling feed and supplies on a lift platform.

Thankfully we don't have to clean snow off of anything around here. When it snows, we stay home, indoors, really close to the heater.
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