Wheat Harvest like it is 1950…

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Wheat Harvest like it is 1950…

 

July 4th Weekend 2013 Wheat Harvest…Blast from the past, using one Massing Brother’s 1950 Allis- Chalmers Model 60 combine, pulled by a restored 1948 Allis-Chalmers WD owned by the other brother.  Three of us spent one weekend cleaning it up, checking about a trillion grease zerks (really over 60), putting on the old canvas, and making sure the old combine was ready. Everything worked like a new combine! The Allis-Chalmers model 60 was a great machine for its day. Have a future story coming about a gentleman that sold these in the day. Area farmers loved them. It was a great day, zero problems, the ol’ 60 did a better job putting grain in the hopper than a neighbors new John Deere combine…you have to love that went looking at the ground when you leave a field. Other old iron in the field, a Farmall M was used to pull an older grain wagon. When we baled the straw we pulled hay wagons with a John Deere B and baled with an Oliver 1600 Utility and IH 37 hay baler (that is another restore story). Great Day and great time in the field had by all. Tell us about your stories using old iron in a field, we would love to hear them. By the way, here is a quiz question for you…just how many grease zerks on a 1950 Allis-Chalmers Model 60 combine?

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    June 29, 2014

    Hello, I read your blog on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is awesome and I the videos are very good.
    Keep up the good work!

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      August 16, 2014

      Like seeing the old equipment run. Glad you are preserving some of it for future generations, most kids have no idea what farming was like in the 50’s,60’s or even 70’s. Keep it up gentlemen. Would love to see your next harvest.

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    June 25, 2014

    Thanks a lot for sharing the video of the Allis-Chalmers equipment. My grandpa had a WD like the one in the video and Allis-Chalmers 60 combine that was in the corner of the barn. Never seen the combine work and it sold as scrap during the auction in the early 90’s. It was nice to watch someone else’s outfit in working order. I give a lot of credit to people who keep antique equipment in working order. Great job gentlemen.

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