Home | Gallery | Forums | Ads | Store ANTIQUETRACTORS.COM

AntiqueTractors.com Antique Tractor Resource Page

   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   H. Ferguson John Deere Massey Minn. Moline Oliver

Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Engine Kits
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Discussion Forums
Collector Profiles
Show Guide
Guest Book

Tractor Photos
Garden Tractors
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads

Research Center
Tractor Values
Production Numbers
List Prices
Tune-Up Specs
3-Point Specs
Spark Plug List
Torque Values
Torque Specs
Plow Specs
Clubs & Pubs
JD New Generation
JD HP Chart

Today in History
Pic of the Day
Table of Contents

Related Sites
Garden Tractors
The Tractor Shed
Ford 9N/2N/8N Club
Yesterday's Tractors
More Sites

Tractor Stories

Return to List

New Threshing Machine

From back in the twenties, my grandfather told this story about some sort of tractor mounted threshing machine he bought new. It came from, I think Chicago, to eastern Ohio by rail. He had never seen one, only read about them. After getting the pile of parts back to our farm he started fitting pieces together best he could, since there were no assembly instructions. His tractor he was mounting it on was a Fordson. Well as he was putting on the last parts, he found instructions wired to that last part. Isn’t that the way things generally go?PWell he got it done in time for the wheat harvest. Our farm had the Penn Central Rail Road going through the bottom fields. Now this machine is shiny new and he takes it to the field to try out. Problem was as he crossed the elevated RR crossing, the Fordson-thresher got high-sided on the tracks. It wouldn’t go forward or backward. A train is coming. Grandfather ran toward the train waving his arms trying to stop the train, to no avail. The high speed train smashed into the new, never been used threshing machine and tractor, blowing them to bits. Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed!

john graham, OH, entered 2007-05-21
My Email Address: Not Displayed

Return to List

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2022 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

Website Accessibility Policy