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Re: JD B...Farming in 1938 in 1939.

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I was very clumsy as a kid so I hung around the adults while the other kids played ball. Learned a lot of interesting history. Such as when dad's father bought the Farmall M how he came to make that choice. He did not like using a hand clutch so scratch JD, Case, and MM off of the list. The Ford dealer pushed on him hard for a 9N but a 9N was too small for the manure spreader and corn picker in the mud plus grandpa wanted the 10 extra HP at the PTO. Grandpa already had an Oliver 80 but wanted the electric start plus hydraulics that the M had.

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05-10-2020 08:08:18

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 Re: JD B...Farming in 1938 in 1939. in reply to NY 986, 05-10-2020 07:06:27  
Ya, Uncle Claud had one of the first row crop style tractors around here. He came awful close to buying a Deere from Harry Allen in 37, but Charlie Johnson talked him in to demonstrating an Oliver 70. It was no contest after he drove one. Ironic that in 61, Parr's brought a new Oliver 1800 down here and demonstrated that, but Claud went with a new 3010.

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