Posted by: usset001 | August 26, 2008

My brother owns 27 tractors

My oldest brother Albert started collecting tractors nearly 25 years ago. Today he owns the 27 tractors listed below. All of them run and, as you can see from the listing, he has a soft spot in his heart for Oliver (for too many farmers, the wrong shade of green).

Last week I asked him to send me a list of his tractors because I thought it might be a fun blog posting. My request caused a little tension in his family: what you see below may be the first true inventory of his collection, and the breadth and depth of this list may have taken his wife by surprise.

If any of these tractors appeal to you, please note that Al (like most collectors) is a tractor “accumulator” and not a seller. As to why anyone feels the need to own 27 tractors, I can only quote the humorist Dave Barry, who once said there is a fine line between “hobby” and “mental Illness.”

Year

Make

Model

Engine

1970

Oliver

1655

diesel

1969

Oliver

1750

gas

1969

Oliver

1650

gas

1969

Oliver

1850

diesel

1968

Oliver

1750

diesel

1968

Oliver

1550

gas

1967

Oliver

550

gas

1966

Oliver

1650

diesel

1964

Oliver

770

gas

1960

Oliver

770

gas

1957

Oliver

Super 88

gas

1956

Oliver

Super 77

gas

1956

Oliver

Super 55

gas

1955

Oliver

Super 77

gas

1952

Oliver*

Row Crop 77

gas

1963

Allis-Chalmers

D-15 Series-2

gas

1957

Allis-Chalmers

WD-45

gas

1956

Allis-Chalmers

WD-45

gas

1955

Allis-Chalmers

WD-45

gas

1953

Allis-Chalmers

WD-45

gas

1948

Allis-Chalmers

G

gas

1962

Moline

Jet Star II

gas

1959

Moline

Jet Star

gas

1953

Moline

ZA

gas

1958

Ford

641

gas

1953

Ford

Golden Jubilee

gas

1945

John Deere

H

gas

*This is the actual tractor Al grew up on, belonging to our farm neighbor’s next door.


Responses

  1. my neighbor just bought a 1948 Oliver…..

  2. With 4 WD 45s, I would tend to think he is on the side of mental illness!! lol

  3. we work with a lot of Allis Chalmers equipment and parts. this was an interesting read.


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