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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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New member here looking forward to any knowledge or advise I can gain on this forum. I've been looking around here for several days and there seems to be a wealth of knowledge here in several different topics.
My uncle and I run a small family farm (down to only about 70acres tillable now from over 250 when I was young) we ended the leases my uncle had on the land to go at it ourselves. The farm has been in the family for just over a century and I'd love to keep her going. We use all old/antique equipment. Our tractors range from 1938 to 1973, our gleaner combine is a model F made somewhere in the mid 70's I think. We do ok with no overhead of equipment payments and make enough profit to justify the expense and labor not to mention we both really enjoy the work. I joined the forum to gather advise on the combine mainly but also some tips on planting to increase yields and other aspects of crops, maintenance and so on. I look forward to what I may learn here and hope to be able to help others as well. Thank you all for coming together in such a way to help your "neighbor".

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 09:07 AM
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Welcome Dt,I joined Tcf couple years ago now I need my it in the morning like coffee your operation sounds like mine when I started you sound like you have the want to farm Good luck to you and uncle.

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Thank you, I do want to farm. If I could make a living just doing this on the scale that we operate it would be great! I don't think I'd want to farm thousands of acres though. That seems like it could be overwhelming.
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I want pics of the tractors
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As soon as I figure out how to post them in this forum........
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For starters, this is our newest tractor. A 1973 Ford 5000 hi-crop diesel.
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Good looking unit Dt, to me vintage means reliable some thing you can fix your self.I picked up a732case this spring for dryer and auger open station I am second owner like these old built to last machines.
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I enjoy working in them and using them. Some of them have a sentimental value. The Ford my uncle bought new himself. We also have a 1938 Massey Harris that was purchased by my great grandfather new when he first switched from horses to gas power and our 1947 Farmall H was bought by my grandfather new after he returned from WW2. A couple of them are in disrepair but we are slowly working on them when we can. Our collection is as follows:

1938 Massey Harris 101
1939 Farmall A
Massey Harris pony (can't remember year)
1946 Farmall H
1947 Farmall H
1967 ? John Deere 2010
1973 Ford 5000

And most of the equipment we use with the tractors is also old/antique as well. I really enjoy seeing the old iron still doing their jobs after all these years.
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This is our '46 H with the loader on. We recently bought this one so we could use the loader to clean out the cow stall.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 12:19 AM
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where abouts in north west Ohio? and welcome

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