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.
The last chance to enter your tractor story in the 2013 edition of Iron Memories book of antique tractor stories is ending soon. Space is filling quickly, I can still accept a few stories so if you want to see your story in the 2013 edition act quickly and send your story and pictures today. Go to www.hotlineguides.com and select the Iron Memories icon and go to feature my tractor for an entry form. Photo's can be sent via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 1-800-673-4763 ext 2254.
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.
Dodge Ram's Paul Harvey Speech, "So God Made A Farmer" Super Bowl Commercial.
And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.
Today I received an Iron Memories story from Richard Wilde in San Angelo, Texas. Richard included a bit of history on the International Harvester Company and the McCormick-Deering connection. Many already know this bit of history but for those that don't...here it is.
Breathtaking mountain or beach scenes are an all time favorite for most people. But how many people will tell you they think a photo of an "old" farmstead or tractor would make a nice photo or breathtaking scenery? For me it takes me to a less hectic time when all I had to think about was; I could go play when my chores were done.
Much as we like working on our old engines, there's a limit to what many of us can handle, and a seized engine is pretty much that limit. But don't throw in the towel if your engine is stuck, because a little insight and the right approach can often get that old iron spinning once again.