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#1 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 07:20 AM

For those of you who missed out on my local show, you missed out.  It was well worth attending.  It is primarily a fundraiser for the local fire department that has since turned into a significant antique tractor show.  In the recent years, there have been a lot of of small engines and garden tractors coming in.

 

Here is a whirlwind tour of some of the highlights.  Believe you me, I only picked highlights.

 

This beautiful John Deere 110 was done by a local guy.  And it is beautiful.  Look at that paint shine!

 

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The same fella had a blue patio and a yellow patio.

 

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Another man had a slick Johnson loader with original paint.

 

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This Cub 149 sparkled enough to steal my attention, too.  Anymore, you don't see many restored Cubs not out on the pulling track burning alcohol. 

 

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I would love to own this crawler.

 

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This old Bessemer engine also caught my eye.  It was made around the turn of the century. 

 

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Our local Panzer man was there too, with quite the display.  He was gone the night my camera wandered around. 

 

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Look inside the tent:

 

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 07:39 AM

Great pics!


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 07:59 AM

This Shaw was quite the eye catcher.  I bet it gets some traction with all that weight on board:

 

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I liked this Speedex.  I never met the owner, though.

 

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We don't have many Electraks in the area.

 

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Another nice 110

 

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How many of you know about the Bridgewater Tractor Company? They were headquartered in downtown Bridgewater, VA.  The company specialized in making hand push plows, but they jumped onto the tractor band wagon with everyone else as garden tractors entered the scene and sold like hot cakes.   The tractor manufacturing didn't last long, but you can still find their machines out running around.

 

If I remember right they made five tractors and one specialized tiller. 

 

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Ben W.


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:07 AM

Nice show Ben ! thanks for pics


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:21 AM

Final post.

 

These are some of the antique tractors on display.  I know of a few folks on here who like them as much as I do, so I'll share. 

 

This is only scratching the surface.  We had probably 100 tractors on display at the peak of the tractor part of the show, the antique tractor pull on Thursday. 

 

This Farmall 400 is one of favorites on display.  In my humble opinion, for its day, it was the most advanced tractor and probably the best looking.  The stainless steel emblems on red paint really show off.

 

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The Case crossmotors always look good.  Case was never a big name in my area.

 

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I like the Oliver 70.  That's on my wishlist, in fact.

 

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This year was the first time we had a Cockshutt Co-Op tractor.  They are pretty scarce.

 

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We also have a steam saw mill on display, working every day of the show.

 

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This Oliver 99 outpulled a John Deere R, which is saying something. 

 

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A McCormick-Deering 10-20 was owned by my family, and it was the first tractor on the family farm.  I'd love to find that one, but it was sold at a sale in 1952.  So I am content to take hundreds of pictures of every 10-20 I see.

 

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The Fordson diesels are not common in the states.

 

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The same man owns this Fordson, too, the tractor that made tractors affordable.

 

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I forget why I took a pictures of this Farmall Super C, but I must have liked it.

 

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This Ferguson is a real beauty.  I love the style of it. 

 

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My Great-Grandfather flipped an F14 over.

 

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Come next year, third weekend in July, and join us!  Its a bunch of fun!

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:37 AM

great show! thanx for the pics, Ben!


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Love the pics! Thanks for sharing!

 

 

 

 

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:51 AM

Nice looking photos, Thanks!


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:51 AM

Thanks for sharing the photos. Looks like a great show!


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Hi Ben,
Great pictures thanks for posting them. We had a local show this weekend in Portersville Pa but as I post this I'm watching the rain fall and can't attend.


Thanks again,
Mike
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Posted August 03, 2014 - 09:21 AM

Great pictures, thanks for sharing and narrating along too.


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 01:11 PM

Hi Ben,
Great pictures thanks for posting them. We had a local show this weekend in Portersville Pa but as I post this I'm watching the rain fall and can't attend.


Thanks again,
Mike

 

Mike, good to hear from you.  I was hoping to take the Wagner down, but I was too busy fighting two other customer restorations and the rest of my crazy schedule to get it running smooth enough. 

 

I got it going for the first time since Dave brought it down yesterday.  I solved the leaking carburetor issue for now, but it still doesn't like the high speed fuel mixture.  I'll probably end up putting the new carburetor on it, but but I just had to try to salvage what I had first.  :D

 

However, it ran good enough to drag the plow around a bit.  It might be a small tractor, but it can pull.

 

Ben W.



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Posted August 03, 2014 - 02:06 PM

Do you know the name of the guy with the Panzer display?


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 06:08 PM

Do you know the name of the guy with the Panzer display?

 

I do.  I sent you a PM. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 03, 2014 - 06:52 PM

Great show ben, too bad i am too far away, would love to invade your property and inspect the tractors.


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