THE NEWBIE - At Antique Power, we love connecting newbies to opportunities to learn about and enjoy the wonderful antique tractor hobby. One way is to visit a tractor museum. Whether they feature general collections including all types of tractors, only one make, are free, or require a fee, all offer great experiences.
LATEST ISSUE - The May/June 2017 issue of Antique Power magazine will be available in subscriber mailboxes and on newsstands soon. Our cover tractor is a 1937 Farmall F-20 owned by the Dale Vannelli family. The Farmall went into limited production in 1924 and was an immediate success in the field. Sales started slowly, but increased so rapidly that by 1932 over 135,000 had been sold.
THE NEWBIE - There are many opportunities for tractor owners to show off their collections. There are even some where an owner can put his tractor to work. Plow days are a great way to work some old iron and socialize. Candace Brown talks with two clubs about their annual plow days and what participants can expect.
LATEST ISSUE - The March/April 2017 issue of Antique Power magazine will be available in subscriber mailboxes and on newsstands soon. Our cover tractor is a 1912 Big Four 30 owned by Kenny Kass. I enjoyed researching and writing about the history of the Big Four tractors and Kass' model.
AUCTION NEWS - Traveling to auctions can present many opportunities for fun and education on farming history. When planning your auction schedule, look to see if there are any neat museums or historic sites you can visit along the way. You may get an experience you never expected.
THE NEWBIE - For her newest post, "The Newbie" Candace Brown explains the history and uses of belt pulleys in older tractors. She also shares several videos of tractors with their belt pulleys in action.
AUCTION NEWS - Spring brings more than just sunshine and warmer temperatures. There is planting to think about, but there are also auctions abound. One must strike a balance between work and fun. Cindy Ladage brings a few auctions that can fit into anyone's busy spring and summer schedules.
THE NEWBIE - The February 2017 post of The Newbie was titled "TRACTOR DECALS — Water Transfer, Mylar, or Vinyl?"and presented a general overview of this important aspect of tractor restoration. In this post, I will share more of what this newbie has learned.
AUCTION NEWS - Despite the groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter, my mom has a few tulips poking through the soil, and we have even had a few balmy days this February in central Illinois. We may be in for a false sense of security as far as the weather goes, but we can depend on some fun auctions coming our way.
THE NEWBIE - Every make of vintage tractor featured in Antique Power magazine displays not only a trademark color, but also trademark decals. With words, letters, numbers, and images, decals serve to identify manufacturers and models. Decals depicting company logos, traditional designs, and symbols, add color and decoration and branding. Some decals, while not artistic or colorful, serve to provide information.
THE NEWBIE - Here at Antique Power magazine, we wish all our readers a very happy new year. January is upon us, and I know many of you have snow right now. Last October, my post in The Newbie was How to Winterize Your Antique Tractor, but not every tractor gets to spend all winter tucked away in a cozy barn. Some, including vintage models, end up being used for snow removal, snow blowing, and even winter logging. I thought it would be...
LATEST ISSUE - The January/February 2017 issue of Antique Power magazine is available on newsstands and should be in subscriber mailboxes soon. Our cover tractor is a 1960 John Deere 430 with optional power adjust rear wheels. It belongs to Cleveland Carter.
AUCTION NEWS - Every year, I pore over our calendar thinking and dreaming about upcoming travel plans. This year is no different. If able, I head to the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club’s annual show in February to escape the Midwest winter. By February, I am over winter’s stark beauty that I was enthralled with at Christmas. The winter snow and frosted windows come February take on a gloom that makes me want to head anywhere south. I want to soak up the…
THE NEWBIE - Antique Power magazine features all makes, models, and sizes of vintage tractors, including garden tractors. Newbies to the hobby of tractor collecting might want to consider these smaller relatives of full-sized farm equipment as fun and practical alternatives. Interest in collecting, restoring, showing, and even pulling vintage lawn and garden tractors continues to grow, yet they are still very affordable. Phil Scott, newsletter editor and membership director of the Northwest Vintage Iron Club—EDGETA Branch 36, in Washington state, suggested this…