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

Grandpa's Case VA

When I was five years old in 1960 my Granddad retired and moved back to the ranch in Montana that he and his dad had bought in the early 1920's. They had given up ranching in the mid '30s but never sold the ranch.

He bought a '48 Case VA with an earlier sickle bar attachment bolted to the rear axel castings. The sickle was pretty well used up, so he pulled it off and stuck it up on the back side of the hill with the rest of the old implements and a Hart-Parr tractor.

The Case itself was in need of some repair, and I remember when we went out to Montana for a two-week vacation from Minnesota going into Great Falls with Grandpa and Dad to the Case dealer to get the parts we needed. I even have a picture of me sitting on the tractor!

Grandpa didn't use it for much, just stuck a hitch ball on the draw bar and used it to pull a two-wheel trailer around.

When he passed away, the ranch stayed in the family and the house Grandpa had built was rented out. Well, sometime in the mid 1970's someone went to use the Case, put straight water in it and never drained it. It froze, cracking out a piece in the water jacket of the block and doing some other minor damage.

After some more years of sitting, my mother made arrangements with her cousin, a genuine 'fix anything' type of guy in Fort Benton, to take the tractor back to his place so he could weld the cast iron block back together and fix the other stuff, which was done. On one of my trips out west in the 1980's I got a battery and some gas, fired it up, aired up the tires and drove it out to the back acres to see how it ran. She ran great and I felt sorry putting it back in the shed for who knew how many more years.

Four yeas ago, I proposed to the other family member that I buy the tractor and bring it back to my place in Wisconsin. My wife and I drove the pick-up with a slide-in camper and a trailer out, loaded up the Case and sickle bar attachment and brought it back.

It still runs like a top, but it needs all new tires as the ones on it are dry-rotted away. The 'high-pressure' (drive belt pully) hydrolic pump leaks like a sieve and I still need to buy the mower I want to pull around to cut the weeds.

Dale Olson, WI, entered 2001-09-07
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