Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tractor in Field


Today's picture was taken in Jasper County, Iowa. It was taken in 1940. It sounds like we have some real tractor experts on the site, so perhaps someone can give us some more info on the tractor, and the piece of equipment behind the tractor.

Domestic Update:

I have been noticing some strange goings on out in Chickie Town. I noticed a couple of times Handsome Jack was not around. Then I started watching him more carefully, and noticed that he has been flying over the fence and going to town. He stays gone 30 minutes to an hour at a time, and then comes back home.

Then yesterday, I started noticing what looks like some heavy equipment out behind Chickie Town. I have a bad feeling that peacock is up to something, but not sure what it is yet. We will have to keep our eyes on it. He is playing this one pretty close to the vest.

16 comments:

  1. Well, as we found out yesterday, I am not an expert on Farmall tractors. Taking a chance of getting my head bit off, I will guess that it is a F30.
    But the piece of equipment behind the tractor is a corn planter or some kind of row crop planter(I think).

    If Handsome Jack has been stealing equipment, do you think he plans on building a bigger and better Chickie Town?

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  2. I'm sure that there will be an explanation soon as to how having so many tractors is only to be used for "peaceful purposes."

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  3. Is that part of your "Farmstead" or your solar panels in the back ground of the photo?

    Maybe you better lock up Handsome Jack before the Police show up, then you can deny everything.

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  4. Hahahaha !
    Very nice ancestor of McCormick tractor

    http://www.google.com/images?hl=fr&expIds=27926&xhr=t&q=tracteur+farmall&cp=12&rlz=1W1GPTB_fr&wrapid=tljp1292421270365022&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1006&bih=573

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  5. Couple of info tidbits-Farmalls where crank start(some of the easiest to crank) very quiet for a tractor and if I remember correctly the steering of the front wheels used a cable to pull either rear brake , for example if you turned the steering wheel to the right , the harder the cable pulled the right rear brake,makeing for incredible sharp turns.

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  6. F30 is probably correct. Also correct on towed implement, for row crops, I would say most probably cor having used one very similar in my misspent youth.

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  7. should be corn. My keyboard sometimes misspells word. :)

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  8. The Versailles Treaty be damned! Own as many
    schwerer Traktors as you want.

    John

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  9. Ah, a new project, awesome!

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  10. Yikes!! Tractors with no fenders, no parasols, No air-conditioned cabs with stereos. Then I wondered how many millions of miles were walked behind a plow looking at the rear end of mules .
    For very little or no pay.

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  11. I wonder if "Handsome Jack" will try to junp a "Z" lift over any trenches on his new project?

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  12. Sorry Roger. Didn't mean to bite. Probably right about it being a F30 and a corn planter. About the fenders...seems they must have been offered. I recently found a couple pictures of F12's with fenders. I grew up on Farmall's. Mostly H's and M's. Sales manager had been busy talking out his backside that day and I had had enough of people talking facts about things they knew nothing of. I'm very sorry I took it out on you. My apologies.

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  13. My father-in-law owned a Farmall. Have a photo of him and tractor around here somewhere ...

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  14. My father-in-law owned a Farmall. Have a picture of him and tractor around here somewhere ...

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  15. One of the guys I worked with before he retired used to work at the Farmall factory in the midwest. He called them the "cadillac" of tractors.

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