Spring 1980 - "The Fleet" which consisted of a John Deere 4630, 4320, & 4840 with triples which worked ground ahead of the planter. Also, if you enlarge the picture and look towards the cab of the tractor on the right you will see a little guy in a red sweatshirt waving at the camera - that would be me. I always seemed to find a way to be at the farm no matter what was going on.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
This is a picture of my Grandfather's (E.Y. Johnson) first brand new combine. It was a Masey 410 purchased from S&J Equipment in Prentice, which is now Beard Implement. Cira 1968. This picture was taken on one of the first days of harvest that year. This was an usually late harvest for us that year, as we did not start until mid November.
The picture on the right is before he repainted it and the left is the finished product in 1981.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
One of the first Oliver combines sold in our area by Adkins Implement Company, Prentice, Illinois. This machine had a 10' soybean platform; picture taken sometime between 1945 & 1950. This was owned by John Thomas "Tommy" Adkins. Notice the lack of safety shields and the very thin stand of soybeans...