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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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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 Jume 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 Most Traveled Antique Tractor In History!  

If there was a Guinness World Record for the most traveled antique tractor, it would go to this Emerson-Brantingham Big 4-20. The tractor is currently owned by Wilfred Mole, but soon it will change hands on the upcoming Annual Pre-30 Auction on April 24, 2021 conducted by Aumann Auctions. The tractor has traveled the world

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The Top 5 John Deere D Variations Collectors Want!

John Deere purchased the Waterloo Boy Company in 1918 and with it the Waterloo Boy Tractor. Deere continued to build the Waterloo Model N until about 1923 when they introduced their newly designed Model D. The D was a total redesign for the company, but did keep a two cylinder engine. The Model D has

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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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