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    County fairs = old tractors

    It's here this week so I decided to head over. It's nice to have it back this year
    Getting out of the car I noticed some activity a ways off so I grabbed the camera

    A steam powered Case



    Powering a saw mill


    I actually came to see this guy for a "free stage" show


    Since I had the camera and was in the area I grabbed a few pic's while I was at it
    Probably showed them before but those old threads are pretty much gone so what the heck here's a few for starters

    Graham Bradley


    Moline


    Couple of Fords ' 51 and ' 52



    A few implements


    Then there was this going around giving rides
    Tempting but I stayed on foot

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    They have a small old threshers fair around these parts, always has the huge hit n miss engines and so on and so forth, always a great time!
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    CC and I went to something similar about 2 years ago...I believe it was titled as a "Thresheree"...

    All kinds of tractors and various ancient machines, steam, gas, oil powered...hit and miss engines in operation. Large bazarre of both new and vintage items for sale. The usual vendors of various food stuffs...it was most fun and enlightening. One huge machine that was cool to watch, designed to pound telephone poles into the ground...about 4 times the size of your average decent sized crane, but with a piston ram on the arm instead of a crane's pully system.
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    My neighbor, may he rest in peace, used to hold those threshers shows when he was active.
    I have some VHS tapes of them but no pics
    Here's a few more from yesterday

    "53 and "55 Fergesons



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    Quote Originally Posted by Oswald Bastable View Post
    CC and I went to something similar about 2 years ago...I believe it was titled as a "Thresheree"...

    All kinds of tractors and various ancient machines, steam, gas, oil powered...hit and miss engines in operation. Large bazarre of both new and vintage items for sale. The usual vendors of various food stuffs...it was most fun and enlightening. One huge machine that was cool to watch, designed to pound telephone poles into the ground...about 4 times the size of your average decent sized crane, but with a piston ram on the arm instead of a crane's pully system.
    I've seen a lot of those in action around here. Living near the ocean and various bays and rivers, they're always driving telephone pole pilings around harbors, bulkheads, and bridges. Those hammers have a lot of force behind them. Kind of looks like a piston hammer driving a nail into wood. Interesting to watch them at work...
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    indiana has the best county fairs. which county are these from? if you don't mind my asking. i keep saying every year, i'm going to the johnson co. MM G-1000 was one of my favorite tractors. not many molines in this part of the south.

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    No problem Jasper County
    Wouldn't be complete without a Farmall
    Here's a '53


    I dug this one up from a few years ago
    From a time a little before the tractor
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    My cousin has a few old pictures of her dad and my grandpa standing by his team hooked up to a hay wagon back in Oklahoma in the 30's. His team didn't look quite as massive as those two (not good resolution in those old photos) but they were taller than he was at the withers.

    He used to say, "the only folks who thought those were the good old days never had to hook up a cranky old mare (who did not want to be hitched up) to a wagon to go into town"

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    The reason we have machines is to replace whiny animals, because machines are more reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepool View Post
    My cousin has a few old pictures of her dad and my grandpa standing by his team hooked up to a hay wagon back in Oklahoma in the 30's. His team didn't look quite as massive as those two (not good resolution in those old photos) but they were taller than he was at the withers.

    He used to say, "the only folks who thought those were the good old days never had to hook up a cranky old mare (who did not want to be hitched up) to a wagon to go into town"
    Kind of like these I'd guess
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    Otto - do you happen to know the breeds of those horses? I don't think they are Clydesdales but they might be Percherons.
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    I believe they are Belgian Draft Horses but it's been a few years now since I took the pictures
    Pretty sure though
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    i have the sucessor to the super c, a farmall 200. i was going to restore it. but, it seems it's not going to happen.

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