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An Avery Steam Engine Unlike Any Other

I recently had the pleasure to tour the Virgil and Phylis Litke Collection near Marion, Kansas. Virgil and Phyllis were married 71 years and it was as much her hobby as it was his. As their children said, it was something that brought them closer together.  Virgil and Phyllis passed away in 2019 leaving behind

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Family Passes Father’s Life-Long Collection To Others

Earlier this year I traveled to Kansas near the small town of Marion to meet siblings Glen and Brenda Litke. Both of their parents Virgil and Phyllis recently passed away leaving behind a collection that took a lifetime to accumulate.  Virgil Litke was one of the true pioneer collectors of the tractor hobby. As a

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Nothing Like It! A Look Inside The Gray Tractor Factory

A Unique Design The Gray was built by the Gray Tractor Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Development of the tractors started around 1908, but probably went on the market around 1914. Company advertising shows the tractor stayed into production till about 1933. The Gray Tractor with its single wide rear drive “drum” is one of the

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New Premium Videos Released On June 1, 2021

Use Promo Code: CTFCLASSIC21 to save $5.00 off an annual premium subscription. Click on “Have A Coupon” at checkout and enter the code. FOLLOW THIS LINK – https://classictractorstv.com/register/premium-membership-annual/ On June 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

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The Top Five Most Expensive Antique Engines

The internal combustion engine had its beginning around 1860 when Lenoir created the first commercially successful model. What we know as the first modern internal combustion engine was created by Nicolaus Otto in 1876.  Over the next decades thousands of manufacturers tried to break into the engine market. The results were mixed with some rather

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Controversy Still Surrounds Rare Tractor – Sells For $194,250

A rare antique tractor built by the International Harvester Company recently sold on the 2021 Pre-30 Auction Conducted by Aumann Auctions Inc. International Harvester only built 273 of these 20 horsepower Type D Titans from 1910 to 1914. Only five complete tractors are still known to exist. The tractor was originally shipped from the factory

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New Premium Videos Released On April 1, 2021

Use Promo Code: CTFCLASSIC21 to save $5.00 off an annual premium subscription. Click on “Have A Coupon” at checkout and enter the code. FOLLOW THIS LINK – https://classictractorstv.com/register/premium-membership-annual/ On April 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

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The Best Way To Prep Your Tractor Before Painting

Doug Edwards is restoring a low production White American tractor. Before re-painting he needs to remove all the decades of grease and grim. To do this he uses SA-47 Orange Automotive and Industrial Degreaser manufactured by Navy Brand of Saint Louis, Missouri. WANT TO TRY IT? Call 800-325-3312 for a special promotion, Ask for Rich

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2021 Pioneer Engineers Club Of Indiana Show – Rushville, IN

The Pioneer Engineers Club Of Indiana welcomes you to its 72nd annual reunion August 5th through 8th, in Rushville, Indiana. This year featuring Baker Steam Engines and John Deere Tractors! Come experience an event for the entire family with over 25 steam engines and over 500 tractors. There’s always something to see like the working

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