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The Huber Farmers’ Tractor

By Patrick W. Ertel Originally published in the 1995 Nov/Dec issue of Antique Power Magazine. Huber was a man of vision. He saw how the steam engine might provide the power so desperately needed by farmers and he recognized the shortcomings of the engines then available. In 1875 he introduced the New Huber line of

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Massive Piece Of American History Selling At Auction

Few antique tractors have the immense scale of the Big 4 Thirty Tractor built by the Gas Traction Company. Indeed for collectors the Big 4 represents the spirit of an era when the large prairie tractors dominated the plains. They bragged in a company advertisement from 1910 that they were “the first and largest builder

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One Of The Hardest To Find Early Huber Tractors!

When it comes to Huber tractors there are two models at the top of every collectors list, the two-cylinder opposed with a Sintz-Wallin engine and the larger 30-60 with a four-cylinder, “Garver Type” engine. Only a handful of these two different styles are still known to exist. Collectors will have the chance to own one

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New Premium Videos Released On March 1, 2021

On March 1, 2021, Classic Tractor Fever released hours of content for our Premium Members. Join today to watch now! See a full list of the new released content below.   Classic Tractor Fever – Season 3 – Episode 11 We’re on the road in Geneseo, Illinois at the 2019 Moline Plow Company Reunion featuring

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Aumann Vintage Power 2021 Pre-30 Auction

The Pre-30 Auction was started in 2017 by Aumann Vintage Power. Kurt Aumann, auctioneer and owner of Aumann Auctions Inc., saw the need for a stand alone event to promote and showcase early pieces from our agricultural past. It’s been a success from the beginning, filling a need in the hobby for collectors to sell

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What’s the best way to grease pre-30 tractors?

We found its using an electric grease dispenser. We’ve tried out a few and still recommend the Milwaukee Cordless 2-Speed Grease Dispenser. Saves time and saves your grip! Dave used it on the rare Allis-Chalmers 6-12. If the design looks familiar you’re on the right track. Allis-Chalmers was sued by the Moline Plow Company for

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The Five Farmall M Variations Collectors Want

The Farmall M followed by the Super M was one of the most successful tractors built by the International Harvester company. Upon its release in 1939 and until it’s replacement by the Farmall 400 in 1954,  it was the most powerful row crop farm tractor the company built.  It is powered by a four-cylinder, 247

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What All Tractor Lovers Need To Know About Welding

WANT A TASTE OF WHATS INSIDE WELDER 101? Aumann Auctions has negotiated a deal with Steve to give YOU an inside look on a training directly from the Welder 101 course! In the free training below you will learn about who Steve is and how he has packed 30 years of welding experience into Welder101,

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Restoring a Two-Wheel Bolens Garden Tractor

By Sandy Stockham, sandistockham@gmail.com Originally published in Lawn & Garden Tractor Magazine. A friend emailed me to say he was bringing a container back from the United States and asked whether there was anything we wanted brought back, so we sent him a picture of what we wanted. Within a month, we were on our

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1880 Lenoir Four-Stroke Engine Sells For Six Figures

A true survivor, this four-stroke engine exhibits an incredible patina that tells its story. This is a unique example of an 1880-1885 Moteur Lenoir gas engine in very complete and unprecedented condition. The engine is an early second-generation model and is the only one known of its kind. It is in original condition and even

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