Posts in category Ford

Do You Really Need a Manual?

Do You Really Need a Manual?

It’s a common question: “Do I really need to own a manual for my tractor?” After all, manuals aren’t free (most cost around $20), and with all the information available online these days it seems a little old-school to buy one. Besides, who wants to read the directions! It seems like a lot more fun […]

How to Date your Ford Tractor

How to Date your Ford Tractor

You can learn exactly when your Ford tractor was manufactured. It just takes a little bit of know-how to find and decipher the codes on your tractor. Here’s how: First, locate the date code. You’ll find it on the right side of your tractor, imprinted on the flywheel housing. Look just behind the starter and […]

On the Road with Rachel: New Paris, I...

On the Road with Rachel: New Paris, Indiana Auction

I visited the Polk auction this past Thursday, March 17. My sister Hannah and I had a great day meeting fans, visiting with old friends, and seeing all the show-stopping tractors. In case you missed the sale, here are some highlights! Let’s start with the John Deere tractors – the Polk Auction folks really know […]

Ford 8N Before and After

Ford 8N Before and After

This Ford 8N was restored by Willard Green of Big Stone Gap Virginia. Willard is now working on a Fordson Dexta 3 cylinder Diesel. Great job Willard, keep up the good work.

6 Reasons to Pick a Favorite Tractor

6 Reasons to Pick a Favorite Tractor

 Do you have a favorite antique tractor brand? If not, you should! Here are six reasons why brand loyalty matters: Repairs are easier. Once you’ve worked on one model of your preferred brand, you’ll probably have an easier time working on other models from the same maker. Every company has their own way of doing […]

Happiness is our Ford 8N

Happiness is our Ford 8N

My husband wanted an older tractor that was reliable, but also brought back the memories he has of being a kid plowing in his Granddad’s fields. We wanted one that was just the right size for our hobby farm and could pull the old tandem that belonged to his Granddad. Our 8N tractor is the […]

How the Nebraska Tractor Tests Got St...

How the Nebraska Tractor Tests Got Started

Wilmot Croitzer bought a lemon. He’d been duped by a fast-talking salesman, and now found himself the owner of a broken-down Ford tractor. Croitzer thought he was purchasing a reliable tractor produced by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company. Instead, he’d purchased a tractor made by the fraudulent “Ford Tractor Co.” of Minneapolis, who […]

Three Ways to Save Money on a Used Tr...

Three Ways to Save Money on a Used Tractor

If you’re in the market for a used tractor, check out these tips to get a good deal. Buy from a seller who doesn’t like your favorite brand. I’m partial to Ford tractors, and I often buy them at great prices from a seller who loves John Deere (and nothing else). When he takes in […]

Half off our 2016 Tractor Calendar

Half off our 2016 Tractor Calendar

Keep yourself organized with our 2nd edition 12 month calendar. •    You will have plenty of room to add appointments for you and tune-up reminders for your tractor. •    Save with exclusive monthly coupons printed inside the calendar. •    Features full-size quality pictures for each tractor submitted by folks just like you! •    50% off! […]

Seized Tractor Engine? Here’s H...

Seized Tractor Engine? Here’s How You Can Get it Free

 It’s not uncommon for a tractor that has been sitting a while to become stuck. If your tractor’s engine is stuck from sitting, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to free the engine without resorting to an extensive overhaul (a tractor that becomes seized while running or is seized from running out of oil […]

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Tractor Shows

May
6
Fri
all-day 14th Annual Pioneer Power Antiqu... @ Point Park
14th Annual Pioneer Power Antiqu... @ Point Park
May 6 – May 7 all-day
Featuring Case Farm Equipment Carrollton Rotary Club will be holding their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday! Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Displays, Country & Gospel Music, Live Equipment Demos, Crafts, Food and Kidde Pedal Pull.
all-day Midwest Pride In Your Ride @ Tri-State Raceway
Midwest Pride In Your Ride @ Tri-State Raceway
May 6 – May 7 all-day
ANY CANCER SURVIVOR WEARING A PURPLE SURVIVOR SHIRT WILL GET IN FREE! Friday Gates open at 8am Survivor Convoy 5:30pm Truck Pull at 6pm Saturday Gates open at 8am Truck & Tractor Events at 9am[...]
08:00 Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck... @ Tri-State Raceway
Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck... @ Tri-State Raceway
May 6 @ 08:00 – May 7 @ 18:30
Admission:  $10.00 per day – 12 & under free – Any cancer survivor wearing a purple survivor shirt will get in free Friday 8:00am – Gates Open 5:30pm – Survivor Convoy 6:00pm – Truck Pull[...]
May
7
Sat
all-day Western Pennsylvania Garden Trac... @ Beacon Hotel
Western Pennsylvania Garden Trac... @ Beacon Hotel
May 7 all-day
WPGTA Spring Plow & Pull Days 7:00am – Opening ceremonies/registration Plowing starts immediately after 12:00pm – 1:00pm- Lunch 1:00pm – Auctions start immediately after Pulling drivers meeting & pulling starts Continue plowing for those not[...]
May
13
Fri
all-day Sycamore Flats Flywheelers Antiq... @ Central Kentucky Ag Center
Sycamore Flats Flywheelers Antiq... @ Central Kentucky Ag Center
May 13 – May 14 all-day
Featuring: Ford This 2 day show includes Tractor Games, People’s Choice Awards for several categories, Pedal Pull and Farm Scene Competition. Concessions are available on the grounds.
May
14
Sat
08:00 Bluegrass Classic Car and Tracto... @ Sharon Johnston Park
Bluegrass Classic Car and Tracto... @ Sharon Johnston Park
May 14 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday, May 14th 2016 (rain or shine) 11:00am – 6:00pm (Gates open at 8:00am)  –  Enter through Gate #5 General Admission – $5.00 per person. 12 & under are free Car, Truck & Tractor Show[...]