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Top Ten Front Wheel Assist Classic Tractors

Before the “modern” four wheel drive tractor, there were two wheel drive tractors with front wheel assist (FWA). The front wheel assist was a conversion turning the wide front axle into another set of drive wheels. Most of these conversions were built by third party manufactures and some were put on at the factory. The

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A best seller: The late styled “B” So popular, it even surprised Deere

Story by Benjamin Hain. Originally published in the February 2012 issue of Green Magazine, the #1 magazine for John Deere tractor, equipment, and memorabilia enthusiasts. Follow this link, https://greenmagazine.com/ for more John Deere stories from Green Magazine. A best seller: The late styled “B” So popular, it even surprised Deere Deere certainly anticipated that improving

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A Forgotten Classic! The Fairman Tractor Of Davenport, Iowa

Very little is known about this front wheel drive articulated tractor built by the Fairman Motor Implement Company of Davenport, Iowa. In trade news section of the 1913 issue of Farm Implement News shows the Fairman Motor Implement Company had been organized and incorporated “to buy and sell tractors, etc”. There is no mention if

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1918 Military Operations With Holt Crawler Tractors

Before Holt and Best merged in 1925 to form Caterpillar, the Holt Company was world known for its crawler tractors. In the early teens of the 20th Century, Holt partnered with several branches of the United States military to deliver crawler tractors for their tactical operations. The photos below were taken in April of 1918

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Do You Know Your Massey Ferguson Tractors?

Visit AumannVintagePower.com today to see more classic tractors like these. Do you know the difference between a Massey Ferguson 97 and 98? They may look like Massey tractors, but they aren’t exactly what they seem. The Massey Ferguson 98 The Massey Ferguson 98 was built by the Oliver Machinery Company from 1960 to 1962. The

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Kenny and Wendy Wolf Collection, 2nd installment results

Check out these auction results from the Kenny and Wendy Wolf collection, including the winning bids on these fascinating machines. August 11 – 13, 2020, in Peru, Indiana Gemmer Horizontal Winning bid: $79,800 – 47 bids The original Gemmer engine is unstamped but estimated to be 4hp. It has a copper water tank and unique

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Top 10 Four Wheel Drive Classic Tractors

There’s been four wheel drive tractors since the start of the industry, but they didn’t catch on until the late 1950’s. At that time, farms were getting bigger and farmers needed large tractors with more horsepower. Four wheel drive tractors with over 100 horsepower seemed to be the answer. Some of these tractors were great

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New Premium Videos Released On November 6, 2020!

On November 6, 2020, Classic Tractor Fever will released hours of content for our Premium Members. Join today to watch now! See a full list of the new released content below. -Timeless Treasures – DVD – (01:24:53) Brian Baxter hosts this companion DVD to the 2017 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar. This video features 90 minutes

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Experimental Fordson Earth Mover

Is that a Fordson earth mover? This undated silent film might be from around 1918. It shows a modified Fordson tractor with a scoop bucket. This might be a prototype built by the Ford Motor Company for demonstration purposes. Have you ever seen one of these? Tell us in the comments below. Click HERE to

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Watch Aumanns Album

Aumanns Album was a television series produced by Aumann Auctions and was broadcast on RFD-TV. The series focused on classic tractor collectors, the vintage iron hobby and classic tractor auctions. The series aired for two seasons. These 9 episodes are from the show’s second season. Season 2 – Episode 1 On this episode of Aumanns

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Watch This Before Buying A Restored Classic Tractor

Classic Tractor Fever has an ongoing segment called “In The Shop” where experts in the tractor hobby share their expertise and helpful restoration tips. Buying a restored tractor can be a great way to get a show ready classic without the headache of restoring it yourself. It can also be a large monetary investment. Sometimes

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