Speaking of memories...here's another story from Jim's Uncle Ray...more memories from life on the farm ...
"The Big Pull-Off"
We neighbor boys were very Patriotic to our farm tractors!
We had a Farmall Super H with big rear tires. Our neighbors had an Allis Chalmers WC.
One time I challenged them to a pull-off to see which tractor was best...
The "H" was higher on the drawbar, so by using a short chain, I was able to lift some weight off of the "WC". We started our pull on the road in front of our house. We hooked the tractors together with a chain back to back. We put both tractors in low gear with one half throttle. After the chain tightened, the "H" easily out pulled the "WC" !"
|the mighty "H"|
When we started farming, Jim used the "H" every day to pull the manure spreader. However, several years into farming, we needed to purchase another spreader. The new spreader had an end gate which was operated by hydraulics, and the hydraulic system on the "H" wouldn't operate the end gate. So...Jim had to park the "H" and use the "M" for spreading manure instead.
Jim would have liked to keep the tractor, but in reality, we had no good place to store it. So, regrettably, we sold the tractor several years ago.
We hope the new owner is getting enjoyment from that good old tractor!