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Old Steel Wheeled Tractors Used As Lawn Ornaments


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Old 05-21-2016, 09:55:50 PM
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Hopefully these will be at the Scott Carver show soon!
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:47:10 AM
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Hello All,
On a quest to clean up my acreage.
Been scrapping, selling and re-arranging to obtain a cleaner more orderly look about the place. Some items did not sell and I refuse to scrap anything that is not absolute useless junk. No one wanted this derelict old F-20 so it was placed on yard art duty until further notice. I perched it on the high spot in the former pasture area that has been cleaned up, grass seeded and is visible from my large back porch so that company eventually spots the old machine.
Many folks do love old iron and I get a great deal of commentary and personal pleasure from antique yard art.
Any one else got lawn ornaments to share?
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hey Tony is that an IHC hay rake? It looks like the one I raked with when I could barely reach the pedals on Dad's doodlebug.
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PFT,
You were on a doodle bug pulling an old steel wheeled rake when you were a kid!
What a class A memory. May sound average to many of us seasoned old iron hounds, but having the trust and freedom to do that now-days is not nearly as common as it was for our generation.

Any pictures of that doodle bug survive?

I thought the rake is a New Idea, however, I have not studied them well enough to know for sure.
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I don't have any pictures of it, but it is still in the barn, with way too much stuff behind and on top of it to get it out or pictures of it. We have old 8mm movies of it, but they need to be converted to digital media to show on here. Dad built it after his father passed and he needed engine power, not horse power, to get the farming done by himself. It served as his tractor doing plowing and fitting until he bought the 39 F20, then it became his transportation between the house and barn (the house was 1/4 mile up the road). I will ask my brothers if they have pictures of it.
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Tony and everybody.

It is nice to place some lawn ornaments outside but we have an way other climate then in North America.
Overhere most of it wil be gone in 30/40 years.


We still have some things arround the pony shet placed.

One is an old Horse hay rake (we have 4 of them) and the other is the Bald Eagle.


The horse hay rake stands for our horse collecting stuff.

And the bald eagle stands for our tractor collecting stuff.

We do collect other stuff aswel but those 2 are are base for our collecting.

Most of all our other stuff, tractors and horse machines are hidding in dusty shets.

The horse sleighs are separate in an little museum.


Best wishes for you, your wife and your family and all the Smokstakers.


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Brothers;
We have an IHC horse hay rake just that type called a dump rake. The only trouble is that I asked a guy with a tractor to move it once and he brought his Caterpillar dozer over and pushed it sideways ruining the wheels. The spokes are all broken off on more than half of one wheel, so we are looking for good wheels for it. It is light enough that two people could roll it, but I was alone. We, 3 or 4 of us, moved a lot of old machinery Thursday and Friday including this rake to make room for a planned storage building. Those rakes went out of style, but they were very effective. I remember raking 40 acres or 16 hectares of corn stalks after we picked the corn by hand with horses and wagon with the bank board to throw the ears at. We crossed the field with the rake and pushed the foot lever to dump the stalks in a line to burn to kill corn borers. The modern side delivery rake would not work at all in that rough service. Some of the machinery we moved was a very old AC Model 60 round top combine with good straw racks, old cultivators including a one row 2 horse and an IHC two row 4 horse converted to pull with the Farmall and there are 2 or 3 two row IHC tractor cultivators. The only machines ever junked from the farm were two derelict Fordsons in 1940, a one ton Model T Ford truck and an IHC M engine in 1948 and an EB hay loader and an IHC grain binder in 1958 to get some money for engineering school.
A nearby guy had one of those cast Iron Case eagles which I tried to buy but he would not quote a price and sold to someone else. He was hard to deal with.
If someone got some pictures, I'll put 'em on later. I'm still tired from the work!
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Thanks Ed,

Wel there where things from the past that it was better they woult have stayed specialy with family things.
When we where kids we had an Daf padle car.
Suddenly it was gone and always kept thinking where it went ?.
Have seen our old Fendt Dieselross leaving and our good old Deutz went total loss in an accident.
Wel the Deutz saved my life.

Glad that the most importand memorie family farm things we still have.

Coming back on the hayrake.
They are planning an huge bridge in 2020/2022 on an part of our grounds.
One part is going thru the shets and barns of the neighbours.
This part has one belonged to my grandfather farm and was sold somewhere in the 70’s.
There is an conrete floor next to one shet.
When my Grandfather lived he told me once that when that concrete floor was made he used iron from the old family horse hay rake....

Now already start to think of what is going to happen with that floor when the bridge bulders start to tear down the shets and break the floor in to pieces for bulding the bridge.

I will be there when this is going to happen.

Keep in touch with you,

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Yes, i had a friend who used dump rake teeth in his concrete shed floor also.
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I sent four tractors, six plows, one dump rake and a one row lister for yard ornaments just this year. The man that bought them saw my ad selling tractors and called asking if i had some for yard art use. He buys a lot of old tractors for that purpose, they have to be mostly complete and on full steel, they don't have to run and don't have to have good parts or engine guts at all. I was having trouble selling some of them for anywhere near the price that he was giving, and a good guy to boot. He has quite the collection in Texas, someday i hope to go see it all.
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I was driving through central Minnesota a month back and saw a waterlooo boy tractor as yard art on the end of a driveway!!! Should have snapped a pic! Next time I am through there I will.
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Russ...That's a pretty old 15-30 McCormick Deering in the back of that trailer. 1925 or older? Old style double outlet manifold, round governor housing, tin pushrod cover are some of the things I noticed.
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Here's a couple. I picked up the AC M awhile back. Motor stuck but I'm soaking it. I picked up this Monarch 35 this weekend (AC K) and parked it for now with the RoadKing #7 grader. Motor is loose and I'm looking for a Zenith C6EZ carb. Hope to get them up and running next year.
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I was driving through central Minnesota a month back and saw a waterlooo boy tractor as yard art on the end of a driveway!!! Should have snapped a pic! Next time I am through there I will.
Damn I was trying to keep this secret. The engine is incorrect I also have a pic some where.
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On page 3 & 4, post 57 and beyond I have antique equipment strategically planted to make an interesting garden mixed with old iron.

The Twin City tractor covered in pumpkin vines actually debuted in a national magazine!

New ornament...I removed the Adams road grader from my raised bed (chicken house foundation) and tossed in some leftover TC parts with junk front wheels sticking out of the dirt for next years garden.
Has anyone ever noticed how curious cats are and how many times the local pooch is caught nosing around what ever you are trying to accomplish outside?

I will post pictures this summer when the iron is consumed by garden foliage.
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Mr. Thompson, I must say your taste in yard art is exquisite! It's a good thing I don't drive by your place or I would be the guy waiving his wallet at your yard art. Thanks for sharing.
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Saw this along an Idaho backroad and hit the brakes for pic. Not steel wheeled but certainly an ornament, and functional too!
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Sent another two to Texas last saturday, have to fund sone projects.
Mike is a great guy, and although he doesn't get em running you could consider him a collector. Plus, i think he is considering having a few that run to play around with. Mike had to pick the Fordson up at one rear wheel, i won't try that anymore.
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Hello all,
In post #82 I have summer pictures of the old F-20 on yard art detail.
Things can appear very different from season to season so I thought I would post pictures of the Farmall pulling yard art duty during the winter. The idle machine is perched on a rise at the edge of the woods and is visible from our large porch and much of our yard. Many folks like antiques on display and end up asking questions about them.
Winter will not quit this year and as I type this we are getting another late season snow storm in mid-April.
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Winter just seems to go on and on here too. Weather broadcaster mentioned the other day that it was the 97th day of January!! My old 17-28 yard art is just emerging from the snow pile that grew pretty big this year. More snow forecast for next week again so the 'ol TC will get buried again!
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