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#1 MailmAn OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:05 AM

[PREFACE:] I started this topic to combine all photos and videos from State and County Fairs for the rest of the year (although I know Fair season is coming to an end anyways). I already started a topic for the Altamont Fair, but couldn't edit the original topic, so I created one more that hopefully will contain all pics from the Fairs from here on out so you can find them all in one place! If anyone else has some cool pics or video from a local fair, please feel free to post them here!!



While I was working out at the New York State Fair this past weekend, I managed to slip away from work for a bit to take some pictures of the old farm tractors by one of the gates to get into the fair. Unfortunately, there was not more variety in the tractors or an area setup for the old engines (steam, hit or miss, etc...), despite this being a big STATE fair... :( I thought they had a better setup at the Altamont Fair than at the State Fair! They gotta step-up their game a bit, I think!

In any event, enjoy the pictures. Sorry they are such bad quality compared with what I usually do. I didn't have my good, professional digital camera with me and instead just used a camcorder I have. The Sony Handycam I have does take decent video (although it is not HD), but it evidently is lousy at taking photos! IDK why they even bothered putting a camera mode on the camcorder if the highest resolution photo it will take is only 640x480! I brought the camcorder thinking I might see more tractors in action, but I really didn't (at least while I was there anyways...)

There still were some really neat old tractors (and even a tank) there, so it wasn't all bad! lol... Enjoy the pics!

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More to come in the next post!!! There's too many to fit them all in one!

Edited by MailmAn, August 31, 2012 - 08:12 AM.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:17 AM

Now this post is just for the ladies out there!! lol. I thought she did an excellent job on this tractor and it does look really cool, but it's not something you'd probably catch me driving around in! Still, really nice work there on the restore!

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So, just so you know all the wives and girlfriends (or potential ones) out there, this hobby isn't JUST for the boys!! hehe... :smilewink:
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:29 AM

More tractors... there were an awful lot of John Deere's out there I noticed...

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And Farmall's... Look how BIG that one is though!! It's HUUUUGGGEEE Syracuse, HUUUGGGEEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!

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There were even some smaller garden tractors there as well. (No Bolens' though that I saw anyways... :( )

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There was even on old Oliver tank there too! Neat!

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I thought this thing was pretty neat too. It is a REALLY old Moline Universal Motor Plow from probably the late 1800's to early 1900's? I don't remember what year it said now and it is too hard to make out in the photos!

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Still more to come, so stay tuned!!!
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:35 AM

Here are the rest from the New York State Fair this past weekend (Aug 25 & 26):


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...OOPS! Maybe not! :blush2: Okay, so there are a few more pics left than I thought still. Maybe one last post then???

Edited by MailmAn, August 31, 2012 - 08:37 AM.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:39 AM

Last post (for now) - NY State Fair 2012:

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Thanks for the Pictures
There were some nice machines there.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for all the pics! Looks like alot of nice tractors! ~Jake

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 01:52 PM

Looks like a nice turnout for the bigger stuff! Unfortunate there weren't many GTs there. Thanks for the pictures!

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Thanks for the Pictures
There were some nice machines there.


But I seen no Bolens! :)

Thanks for the pics.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:43 AM

Wow,some really great photos of some great tractors. I gotta say,I like that Farmall with the duals.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:29 AM

But I seen no Bolens! :)


Yes, I noticed that too. It was mostly John Deere's and Farmall's, with a few Case's and other tractors thrown in. There were a few Cub Cadet GT's. I asked one of the people who was running the display if I could bring my tractor when it was done to next year's fair and if so how to do it. She said I have to fill out a form earlier in the year and send them like $10-$20 or something (she didn't seem too sure on the cost or process, but that the State Fair website had more info on it). Then I have to bring in my tractor the day before the fair starts and get it out of there the day after the fair is over and it has to stay there the whole rest of the time. (Which would suck if I needed to use it in-between, you know?) But it would be nice to represent Bolens at the fair, especially if I'm the only one!

But after hearing all that, I think the big reason there were no Bolens' at the fair is because they're all still in use and no one wants to be without their trusty Bolens for two whole weeks! :smilewink:

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 12:12 AM

I got some treats for you guys too from the Schaghticoke Fair this weekend as I have been working out there this weekend as well. (For those of you who don't know, it is a town fair put on by a small farm town out in Rensselaer County, north and east of Albany, NY.) But it is really late now, so it will have to wait for to-morrow, so be sure to check back to see what I got for you guys!! :smilewink: It will hopefully be worth the wait! (I may have more to post Monday night or Tuesday as well, time permitting... Depends on how much free time I get in the next few days to get everything done!)

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 01:22 PM

The Moline Universal would have been late teens or early 20s. The unstyled Centaur is another nice tractor. If the regulations there are anything like the state fair in Ohio, its a wonder there are as many as what there are!
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Really nice pics!!! Were their any Fordson's there?

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Okay, here is the (late) treat for you guys from the Schaghticoke Fair! Or at least Part I of it... Sorry it was later than I estimated, but I've been really busy with work this week(end). Hope you enjoy them!

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Sorry I don't have any pics of tractors! There were a few around, but the ones I saw were pretty rusty and not restored. The only big groupings of tractors I saw were from the dealers' displays selling new Cub Cadet's and John Deere's. There might have been an antique tractor display somewhere, but I didn't get to check out the entire fair as I was working. It was hard enough to get away for long enough to get picures of the old engines! They did have a really neat display setup too with a lot of really nice old engines and many were setup to do work and run equipment at the fair too!


Now, you'll have to wait for me to finish with Part II of my treat before I can post it. Hope this will tide you over until then!

Edited by MailmAn, September 04, 2012 - 02:20 PM.






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