7 years ago my Great Grandpa Melvin “Mole” Wilson passed at 100 years of age. He had 5 kids, 14 grandkids, 16 great-grandkids, and 5 great-great-grand kids at the time of his passing.
My grandpa and siblings asked me to take care of all the photos from my great grandparent’s house and some notable documents. I scanned roughly 600 that were put on a disk and made available for everyone!
In that were two things of all the logging, farming, and hunting pictures I found a picture of his Farmall 560, and of all things the receipt from when he purchased it 12/31/1962.
Well, this Farmall had been traded in for a compact Kubota to be used in his small garden in his retirement sometime around 1990. The tractor was long gone.
2 years ago a farm estate auction was posted for proxy bid due to covid restrictions 30 miles away, in that was a Farmall 560. The tractor was in bad shape, missing panels, and was 50′ in a chicken barn. That had collapsed right in front of the tractor… But it had all the options my grandpas did, I ended up buying it, sight unseen and the day I showed up to pick it up… the first thing I did was wipe off the serial number plate and sure enough, it was the same tractor!
Over the past couple of years, I have replaced, fixed, cleaned, farmed, and upgraded some more on the tractor, much of the parts sourced from STP.
Above are a few pics, a photo from my grandpa’s collection, the receipt, when I found the tractor, and where I have it today, this would not have been as possible to bring back to life without the availability of your parts.
Rob Gordon of Bucoda, Washington