Yesterday's Tractor Co. Affordable Parts, Just in Time
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Farmall & IHC Tractors Discussion Forum
Show Parts for Model:

Re: First IH or Farmall

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Matt E.

01-15-2013 07:54:03

Report to Moderator

My first memory of driving was a family friend's 560 that Dad borrowed from time to time. I drove while Dad rode the hay rack. I couldn't push in the clutch, Dad would get us started and I'd drive slow around the field (it was pretty flat) while Dad stacked. I could yank it out of 2nd though into N.

One time Dad told me which row to turn to and I turned into the one closer. Too close and I bent the long tongue of our New Holland baler before Dad got the clutch pushed in. Thinking back I can't believe all us kids survived living on the farm. I was the only boy and the youngest of four. I must have been 6 or 7 years old at the time.

I'd say the very first Farmall I rode on was a 650 diesel. Dad said he'd work in the garage all day and plow at night. He was a farming mechanic, LOL. The 650 had a cab and Dad built a box that I slept in while he plowed most of the night away. I begged to go with him everywhere and Mom got tired of it so I went with him no matter what. I was 2 or 3, Dad had a big auction when I was 4. I have one memory of the 650 before it left the farm the day after the auction.

Good topic!

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
IH fan

01-15-2013 15:24:43

Report to Moderator
 Re: First IH or Farmall in reply to Matt E., 01-15-2013 07:54:03  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

When I was about 9, Dad started me pulling the NH 77 baler while he loaded on the hayrack. We had a 1940 JD A that he would adjust the clutch so I could just barely engage and dis-engage it. Dad always raked his windrows heavy, which was okay if it didn't rain and had to "tip them over" a couple times to dry. This twisted them up like a rope so if I got to a heavy place, it would keep pulling hay in after I pulled the clutch... must have sheared 50 pins in my lifetime that way. Some days Dad wasn't very happy with me. Was sure glad when he got the JD 60 in '53 as it was a lot easier and I was 11 years old and a little stronger.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters