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How it began for me...Red Fever

My story begins pretty normally. My grandpa tried to find the 1951 Farmall 'M' he had when he was a kid. Well...we found one for sale close to where the old one sold near Monticello, Iowa. Of course without the original bill of sale we were lookin' for a needle in a haystack. Well...we bought the one near Monticello and brought it home and after checking the serial # we realized it was a 1950...but we kept it anyway. I have never heard a tractor that ran so smooth in my life and still remember my first experience on it was using it to pack down lime in a sheep yard. The sewing machine like hum of the motor and the growl of the rear end which I now diagnose as corn picker blues being moaned.

That was 1998 and I was in 8th Grade. I think I was the only person in middle school that could find so much pride in doing such a thing. Anyways, we restored the 'M ' and it lead to me purchasing an 'M' of my own then selling it and buying a 656 Farmall and a 1466 International followed by a Super W6 McCormick, which I restored, and now a Farmall C. PI have also purchased and still use yearly a McCormick #80 pull type combine, New Idea 324 2 row wide corn picker, 93 McCormick self propelled combine, various flare wagons and a barge wagon, and had a Minneapolis Moline corn sheller given to me that is in great shape. The corn sheller started the whole corn picker and wagons and hand corn picking craze I am involved in. And all 5 of the plows I now own soe of which are rope trip some hydraulic but all different. PWe now own a Farmall Cub, Farmall H, the M, 504 Utility, 656, 1466, Super W6 and the C...all this started because of a Farmall M...I still wish we could find the original one my great grandfather Clarence Ruley had...hopefully we will. I am on a historical society now and am very involved in it. I have also purchesed a 1930 Avery threshing machine that we used this year at our threshing day near Central City, Iowa. All this started because of the search for a piece of the past...I am 24 now and was 13 then. I have a few friends that are into this kinda stuff and they are younger than me which is pretty cool. I have met alot of awesome people being involved in this and it's quite a following...which is good. I also got a couple older pickups (1954 Chevy 3100 5 window and a 1963 International C1200 4x4).PI can say that I have threshed oats and wheat, ear picked corn both by hand and with a picker, shelled corn, combined corn in an open station combine, square baled hay and put it in the mow on a 90 degree day and raked hay on a Farmall H.PI'd like to thank the people who run this website for doing so...it a good resource for buying and selling things and finding help and parts and machinery. It is greatly appreciated and keep up the good work! Thanks for reading.

Joe Ruley, IA, entered 2009-12-09
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