2007 COLLECTORS EDITION WALL CALENDAR
We thought we were out of these calendars, but found we had one other one left so we now offer it to you! We have this wall calendar for 2007 with beautiful photography of farm tractors and related equipment.
This calendar is 14 inches wide by 10 inches tall and has 12 photos plus "farmer's almanac" type page on the inside back cover that talks of "Classic Tractor Weather Wisdom" & a Farm Measurement Guide.
Following are some of the photos in the calendar:
1957 FARMALL 230. IH comparisons show the 230's performance almost identical to the original Farmall H of 1939 but with better fuel consumption. The Model 230 was a solid 2-plow tractor, an improved version of the C, Super C, & 200 models that preceded it. Produced from 1956 to 1958, its 123 cu. in. engine rated at 1800 rpm, produced 28 PTO hp in a test.
1939 McCORMICK-DEERING 0-14. Built in 1938-39 only, this tractor's smallish 113 cu. in. engine maxed out at 17.5 PTO hp.
1955 JOHN DEERE 70 LP. Built from 1953-1956, this 4-plow tractor's engine had a bore & stroke of 5.875 x 7 in. for a total of 379 cu. in. and was rated at 975 rpm. This LP had a compression ratio of 7.3 to 1.
1920 SAMPSON M CANE. This is a one-of-a-kind special order tractor built by General Motors for a sugarcane plantation near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It's only 40 inches wide, measuring outside the rear wheels! It's dangerous to operate because it's tippy, & the driver must keep his arms tucked to his side or it will scrape & bruise elbows. It is believed to be the first known Special Use Tractor, & the first High Crop ever built!
1936 MASSEY-HARRIS CHALLENGER. Green is the true color of this tractor; it was the 1938 Challenger that adopted Massey's famous red body, with yellow wheels paint scheme. This green Challenger featured a M-H engine built into the boiler plate frame, similar to the Wallace tractors from which it evolved. The 4-cylinder engine produced 16 drawbar hp.
Other tractors in calendar not shown here:
* 1965 JOHN DEERE 3020 HI-CROP. Only 507 of these were built between 1964-1972, & this is one of only 53 built in its model year, 1965. The John Deere 3020 diesel-with a bore & stroke of 4.25 x 4.75, 270 cu in. - produced 71.26 hp at the rated 2,500 rpm.
* 1953 FARMALL CUB. Production on this tractor began in 1947 & continued into 1964 with more than 200,000 units. The Cub was the only Farmall built with an L-head engine.
* 1944 OLIVER 70 "AMERICAN BEAUTY." Painted in patriotic colors for parade runs.
* 1971 ALLIS-CHALMERS ONE-SIXTY & ROTO-BALER. The tractor was made in France and features a 3-cyl. Perkins diesel that's rated at 40 hp.
* 1951 GIBSON MODEL 1. This model was produced from 1949-1953 by Gibson Mfg. Of Longmont, Colorado. Ventilation slots on the side of the front grillwork mark it as a "late" model. Its Hercules 6-cyl. engine (236 cu in.) produced 41 belt hp.
* 1954 COCKSHUTT 50 ROW CROP. This was the largest tractor offered by Cockshutt. Also sold as the Co-Op E5, these tractors came out of Brantford, Ontario, Canada & were advertised as a 5-plow tractor, with 58 PTO hp. (At that time, a Super M-TA was considered a big rig with 10 fewer horsepower). Engine was a Buda 6-cyl. with bore & stroke of 3.75 x 4.125 - 273 cu in. The Cockshutt 50 featured an independent PTO, and had six forward speeds.
The pictures are glossy & can be framed when you are done with the calendar! The calendar had a spiral wire binder so the pages can be flipped easily without creasing.
The calendar is a great item for a person who likes their tractors & is a great collectible too for the rare photos of these tractors restored to showroom quality!