We started collecting Farmall tractors around 1990 when we bought a 1944 Farmall A with cultivators, hillers, and a plow. We now use it for gardening each year.
We next restored a 1940 Farmall B.
And then a 1952 Farmall H.
Next was a 1955 Cub with “Quick Hitch”.
My Grandfather’s first tractor was a 1947 W4, this my Dad and his sister on it in ’47 or ’48.
And them again on our 1950 W4 some 60-65 years later.
We then restored a 1945 I6 industrial tractor.
I have been working on a 1947 BN, one of a test batch of 20,000 A’s, AV’s, B’s and BN’s made at the Louisville plant in 1947.
And my son Bailey is working on a 1945 OS4 (orchard Standard).
We also have a 1948 C that may get “the treatment” when we get around to it.
We got all our tractors out to display for a tractor show we hosted in 2004. This was the first time they were all outside at the same time! It made a nice display, but now our wives know how many tractors we really have,, oops!!
When we sold our cattle we had a (relatively) new barn, not in use, so we started storing our tractors in it. Eventually my father (Alton) turned it into a museum where we show-case our tractors, some old farm and forestry items and my wife’s (Martha) rolling pin collection.