I am Joe Rogers from Joe’s Tractors in New Palestine, Indiana. I have five antique tractors. Here are some pictures and a short biography about each one.
1947 Farmall H – is my primary parade Tractor and was used on a farm in Carthage, Indiana to rake hay prior to me purchasing it in 2015 and painting it and giving it a partial restore with several Steiner parts.
1949 Farmall M – is my pulling tractor. I bought it in 2017 in Knightstown, Indiana after it was restored by a local farmer and his son.
1947 Co-op E3 – was used on a farm in Kokomo Indiana for several years, it was then restored and used for shows and parades until the owner passed and his grandson sold it to me. I enjoy parading and showing this tractor as it is easy to haul and maneuver.
1959 Cockshutt 550 – is a workhorse around my farm. My grandfather bought this tractor from a farmer in Rush County who used it to farm for several years, my grandfather gave it to me this past year and I enjoy using it to plow and disc with.
1940 International I-4 – the most interesting tractor in the collection, this tractor was bought new by Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals in 1940 and was used on their farm in Greenfield, Indiana with a push blade on the front for grading and cleaning out barns. My grandfather worked for Eli Lilly for 33 years before retiring and he bought the tractor off of Lilly and restored it. My grandfather was the second owner and then gifted it to me this past year. We have pictures of it working on the Lilly farm and the original manuals and information on the tractor. It was my grandfathers pride and joy show and parade tractor.
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