How big is a garden anyway? At what square footage does it stop being a garden and become a farm field? That was the question posed by Shaw Manufacturing Co. in their catalog number 21. It was also the question you might ask about the R 12 Du-All because it was somewhere between a “garden tractor” and a small full size.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
This post is about the known and the unknown. While what is commonly known can be interesting, the unknown usually holds a greater fascination. With that in mind, we’ll begin with what I’ve been able to learn and save the mystery for later.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
When it was introduced in 1924, International Harvester presented the Farmall as the revolution in agriculture that farmers had been waiting for. The claim wasn’t all hype. The standard wide stance tractor had proven it’s worth years before at tasks like plowing and belt work. The Farmall added row crop work like planting and cultivating to the list. Mr. Farmer could now collect a tidy sum by sending Ole Dobbin to the glue factory, not to mention saving the cost and time spent mucking out processed oats and hay from his stall.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Martin Mayrath established Mayrath Machinery Inc. in Dodge City, Kansas and from 1949 until 1952 built tractors that were offered in three versions. The base model was a five horsepower, Briggs and Stratton engine mounted on a frame. According to the advertisement displayed with this tractor the transmission provided three forward speeds plus reverse. Forward speeds were two to 20 miles per hour. The price for this version was $295.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Designed with maximum versatility in mind, they offered belt pulley power and a direct power take off option. The 10-20 was also offered in Orchard, Narrow Tread and Industrial versions, The orchard version came equipped with: high skid rings, fenders, a short air intake pipe, low steering wheel and low seat. Options were fenders with aprons on the rear wheels, disc wheels and a spark arrestor.