Sunday, February 21, 2010

Western Farm Show, part II

More things we saw at the Farm Show:
This is a New Holland tractor designed to look just a little bit like a very popular model from years ago, the Ford 8-N.
Here's what the 1949 model looked like.  Cliff and I think it's a great idea, introducing a Retro tractor in honor of a beloved old model.
Cliff tried on a John Deere for size...
and I tried on a different one.  Sorry about the blurring in some of these shots:  I couldn't use flash because it created a glare, and without the flash I got some blurring.
Cliff would love to have one of these; unfortunately, $10,000 for a lawn mower just isn't in our budget.
This is the chow line; we had a great barbecued-brisket sandwich.  Golden Ox was doing the cooking.
Looking down from the second floor into the hallway.
We saw a lot of BIG equipment.  
We got plenty of walking in, and got home long before the roads got slick from the sleet.  It was a good day.

7 comments:

Vicki said...

It looks like You and Cliff are shrinking or are those really big tractors. Looks like a fun day especially lunch. Vicki

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm glad to see that you finally got out. And that you made it home before the sleet is a good thing too. We're supposed to get freezing rain tonite and into tomorrow morning here. Hope your Sunday is a great one!

Tipper said...

Love the tractors-wish I had one : )

Gabrielle said...

was reading the classified in the News tribune and there was an old tractor for sale. I thought of you and Cliff. It's a 1938 Allis Chalmers B, with 62" belly mower completely restored. They want $3,500 for it (573--642-8814.) Is that a good price Donna? You can find it online @ News tribune in Jefferson City, Missouri. I thought Clif might enjoy the tid bit of info.

Gabriele

Donna said...

Gabrielle, Cliff said to tell you that if the tractor is indeed totally restored, it's probably worth that, since whoever restored it likely has that much money put into it. However, Cliff has had his fun with Allis Chalmers tractors and has moved on to Olivers now. I'm so glad he doesn't change women the way he changes tractor preferences.

natalie said...

looks like you had fun!
thanks for blogging about this!
All the Best,
natalie
Lurkynat

Gabrielle said...

I have to admit the ole tractor was nice to look at. I guess it was the shiny red paint job. Hope you stay warm this week.

Gabrielle