June 1956 - AMBER WAVES OF GRAINS - Typical of the wheat harvest now in full swing throughout the area in this scene recorded this week on a farm between Lexington and Higginsville. Operating the tractor-towed combine is William Marcks, who owns the harvesting equipment with his brother, Alfred Marcks, who lives nearby.

June 1956 – AMBER WAVES OF GRAINS – Typical of the wheat harvest now in full swing throughout the area in this scene recorded this week on a farm between Lexington and Higginsville. Operating the tractor-towed combine is William Marcks, who owns the harvesting equipment with his brother, Alfred Marcks, who lives nearby.

My Grandfather purchased this new in 1949 and used it to farm his farm of 140 acres in rural Missouri. Garrett-Buhlig-1 The tractor sat in the barn for 30+ years without being touched until I decided to pull it out and ship it to my home in Arizona where I restored it with a lot of help from some good friends and Steiner. Garrett-Buhlig-2

One of the pictures above shows how I found the tractor after all of those years and the one showing it outside the barn was where I aired up the tires and pulled it out. There is also a picture (black and white) of my grandfather harvesting wheat with it in 1956. This project was and is a lot of fun as I still find little items to add in my quest for perfection. My kids love riding on it and we drive it in the annual 4th of July parade in Overgaard, AZ.

Garrett Buhlig
Chandler, Arizona
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