Jump to content
TDF5G

VINTAGE PICS

Recommended Posts

Jesse
On 2/19/2016 at 12:44 PM, TDF5G said:

Yes, that's possible.   Or the color photo may be a different tractor, maybe a 1965, if his leg was just not in the way!   Some keen eyed enthusiasts here will tell us.    Dad traded tractors every few years through the sixties and seventies up until he retired, and he always put light kits on them.  He became friend's with the local WH dealer and he bought vehicles from Dad every few years also.

 

He took pride in all his vehicles including the WHs.  I remember getting yelled at;  "don't scratch it, or get my feet off the seat, quit fooling with those knobs, leave that alone," etc. :rolleyes:  The dealer always like getting his trade-ins.  They would sell quickly he said. 

I wrote my name in the dust on the hood of dad's 310-8. I only did that once.

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
 
Mr Magoo
On 2/17/2019 at 2:39 PM, AMC RULES said:

Image result for vintage wheel horse posterImage result for vintage wheel horse posterRelated image

The second photo is from the town I live in, Franklin, IN!

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
 
PeacemakerJack

This is a great thread! Love the historical pics as well as the “personal history” pics. It is so awesome @TDF5G that you and your family not only so lovingly cared for your machines but that you also took pictures of them/ with riders.  I know that you have seen the pictures that my mom took of us with the 875 elsewhere but I’ll include one here just because it fits so well with this thread...

B5579DB3-92B0-4450-B4A7-253C55672662.jpeg.b504c215eafda736885cddd195321bfa.jpeg

My dad and I in the late 1970’s

86B1448A-BA9F-4837-B835-F82747D937C1.jpeg.fad37dd6658c94c7e712719c92fec637.jpeg

Dad and I last fall at JC PD IV.  I’m a little big to sit on his lap while working land these days😂. I graduated to my own ride!

  • Like 3
  • Excellent 1
  • Heart 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
TDF5G
2 hours ago, PeacemakerJack said:

This is a great thread! Love the historical pics as well as the “personal history” pics. It is so awesome @TDF5G that you and your family not only so lovingly cared for your machines but that you also took pictures of them/ with riders.  I know that you have seen the pictures that my mom took of us with the 875 elsewhere but I’ll include one here just because it fits so well with this thread...

 

My dad and I in the late 1970’s

 

Dad and I last fall at JC PD IV.  I’m a little big to sit on his lap while working land these days😂. I graduated to my own ride!

Thanks.  I grew up around Wheel Horses and I have some great memories.  My Dad took great care of his tractors just like he did with his vehicles.  I remember visiting the local WH dealer with my Dad when I was a kid.  I wish had some pics of that! :) 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
PeacemakerJack

3D801229-0546-4FAA-AF78-EDD16549E044.jpeg.fe466fae90b932d60b24d30bd2b1d63a.jpeg

We picked up a GT-14 tiller and a Brinly Cat O plow from a guy about 4 years ago who was clearing out the last of his collection.  When I told him it was going to my youngest son, he went into the garage and came out with this framed ad and gave it to me for Zach.  Now it hangs on the wall in my shop until Zach has a place of his own!  

  • Like 3
  • Excellent 3
  • Heart 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Coulter Caleb
On 5/7/2020 at 9:29 AM, PeacemakerJack said:

I graduated to my own ride!

It is awesome that my dad grew up on a wheel horse and it is still in my grandfather's garage and works(I know cause I have driven it) It is great that I am growing up on a wheel horse and making memories that I can pass down to my son!!!

  • Like 3
  • Heart 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
JDStheHat

Amazing what one can find on the internet.

After being inspired reading her grandfathers memoirs, my 30 year old daughter suggested I start putting together my own.

As my earliest memories were spending my summers on a farm in southern Illinois, I figured I'd start there.I was not much more than ten at the time, but the things I remember were the tractors, I remember graduating to the 2 cylinder John Deere with the hand clutch (somewhere between a 520 and a 630), but I started on a Wheel Horse. I remember going to the Indy 500 in 1963, where there were Wheel Horses, but there wasn't a whole lot of money on the farm, so I'm thinking it was an earlier model. 

Thanks to all of your pictures, I realized it was their first model, the RS-83 Senior. I wasn't sure, but when I saw the wheel to rope start it on the front and I knew I had it. (Wasn't sure if a Senior or a lever-steer, but ours has a steering wheel!,:unsure:NEWBIE!)

If I can add any pictures I will, but in the mean time, thanks for pulling all this together.

Jack

  • Like 1
  • Heart 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
953 nut
10 minutes ago, JDStheHat said:

Thanks to all of your pictures, I realized it was their first model, the RS-83 Senior. I wasn't sure, but when I saw the wheel to rope start it on the front and I knew I had it. (Wasn't sure if a Senior or a lever-steer, but ours has a steering wheel!,:unsure:NEWBIE!)

If I can add any pictures I will, but in the mean time, thanks for pulling all this together.

Jack

 

:WRS:

Here is a thread about the Lever Steer and other Seniors.

 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
haydendavid380

My parents bought a farm in the early 90s and it there were two horses left in the barn. They gave the B80 to me and my dad used the D series for small chores.

 

20201217_151615.jpg.3829ade1f0065fec93d84676c9b0f0ae.jpg20201217_151642.jpg.3d0c0e00bc75a48ec131a51befb9d66b.jpg

  • Like 4
  • Heart 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...