This company was founded by Jerome Increase Case in 1842 to build grain threshers. They were tremendously successful, and by the 1860's Case threshers were widely known and used. On these foundations the company built its first portable steam engines in 1869, and from that point on, the company made rapid strides in the development of its own steam traction engine. Subsequently, Case went on to build far more steam tractions than any other firm.
From the feedlot to the pasture, the new Case IH Farmall C tractors reliably and cost-effectively deliver the power and performance utility tractor owners expect, all in a superior interior environment. Three new utility powerhouses meet the demand for rugged, yet comfortable and easy-to-operate, equipment to get day-to-day jobs done:
According to internet research, the Wallis Tractor Company, of Racine, Wisconsin was organized about 1912, with H.M. Wallis as president and treasurer. The factory was first located in Cleveland, Ohio, but was later moved to Racine to be closer to the J.I. Case Plow Works.
I recieved my monthly newsletter that I get from the White River Valley Antique Association. In addition to the normal information you expect to see in a newsletter of this type, there was a special item on the agenda for the next meeting that really caught my attention.
The January 1925 issue of The American Thresherman magazine has an ad by the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company which states the new 18-32 Case replaces the 15-27, and we now build a 25-45 instead of the 22-40.
The 18-32 model was tested in Nebraska in the fall of 1924. Tractor number 51320 was used in this test. It developed 32.08 horsepower on the rated load belt test and 19.21 horsepower on the rated load drawbar test. The 18-32 Case had the cross-mounted vertical engine 4 1/2" x 6" with a rated speed of 1000 rpm and two forward speeds of 2.46 and 3.28 miles per hour.
These little tractors are thought of by many to mark a change in the history of farm tractors. This series, the Model K and the Model J that preceded it were the first farm tractors to have removable cylinder walls or "wet" type of sleeves. They also are said to be the first to have all of the transmission gears enclosed and running in oil. Not only were they ahead of the parade in design, but were also far ahead of their day when it came to power output per cubic inch of piston displacement, or motor size. The Model K and the J were much the same except for the J being a three-wheel job.
The machinery manufacturing company that bore the Rumely name for nearly 77 years had its beginning in 1853 when Meinrad Rumely, a mechanic by trade, settled in LaPorte, Indiana, after immigrating to the United States at age 25, and persuaded his brother John to join him in partnership to start a repair shop. This small venture flourished and soon it took up the manufacture of horsepowers and sugar cane crushers, operating under the name of M. & J. Rumely Co.
The agricultural industry is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States because of the broad risks associated with the occupation.
First of all, there are many risks associated with the mechanical operations of farm equipment. Many moving parts and wheels make this an important area of concern.
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What ever happened to the 1957 Pink Ford 600 tractor 'plowing For A Cure" auctioned off last spring in Halls, Tennessee?
Have you ever wondered what the new owner of something designed specifically for a charity event did with that item after it was purchased? I am currently wondering what happened to the 1957 Pink Ford 600 donated by Youngs Equipment in Halls, Tennessee. Jason Young mentioned that the high bidder indicated he may possibly use it in another fund raiser for a cure.