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Antique Combine Collectors


By donna - Posted on 16 March 2011

Antique Combine Collectors
Collecting antique tractors has been a well known hobby for several years. Not so familiar are combine collectors. I'm sure if space wasn't an issue there would be many more. Combines require a considerable amount of space to store and transporting them is much more difficult than transporting a tractor. Combine collectors often attend antique field demonstrations put on by antique power clubs. Individuals with a variety of antique equipment, like Dennis Crockett and fellow farmer Charlie Klein of Langdon, North Dakota, will put on their own demonstration to show how farming was done in the past. The equipment is put through its paces, preforming harvest duties as they would have taken place years ago. With technology improving daily, the slower pace and smaller capacaties of 25-30 years ago will leave you wondering how the farmer found time to get it all done. Crockett has ten antique combines, all are stored inside but space is growing scarce. He prefers Masseys and still has some he is looking for to complete his collection. As he finds them he will have to make some decesions on possibly sharing some of his current models with area museums, if they have inside storage to keep them from deteroation due to the weather.

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