For those that have direct TV, a few may of watched RFD network. They have a program on it titled Old Iron. It is about tractors, old old tractors. Out in the country side there are all types of old tractors setting in the weeds. Most of them are rusting along. A few get restored, most are, one of those days, projects. "One of these days I’ll get to it.
This is a M&M tractor, it ran on propane. Through the 50’s it was popular to have propane. It was cheap fuel, ran clean and was the same fuel that was used in the kitchen.
Diesel was just coming along and soon would replace gas and propane fired tractors.
Massy Harris was merged and disappeared later.
Look at the tools setting beside it, ready to go to work.
Then there were the crawler tractors. What a jalopy to race across the fields with. It’s popularity didn’t last long, expensive to operate but man could they pull a load. McCormick Deering may be know for its reaper and gin. both helped to change US history.
today they are piles rusting metal. Someday they may get fixed up but for now I can take some pictures of them. It is so much fun to roam around some of the old farms.
Evening settles across the country side, the com tower rises above the skyline. Another day will be in the books and God provides a great show.