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Where To See “All-Crop” Combines In Action
If you’re a fan of Allis-Chalmers All-Crop combines, a field near West Lafayette, Ind. is the place to be this July 4th weekend. Marion Klutzke and his son Randy will be hosting WheatStock XIII with every model of Allis-Chalmers combines ever made. All 8 combines will be in the field pulled by A-C tractors. Other restored A-C tractors and equipment will be on display at the Klutzke farm.
  “It’s our 13th Annual Little ‘K’ Wheat Harvest,” says Klutzke, a long-time Allis-Chalmers collector. “We’ll be holding it at our farm July 3, 4 and 5, weather permitting.”
  His collection includes 1939 models 40, 60, 66, 72, 90 and 100. He also has a 1936 Camelback and a 66 with grain tank, bagger and tandem wheels.
  “Last year we had all 8 All-Crops and an A-C Rumley threshing machine on hand, though we didn’t use the Rumley due to weather,” says Klutzke.
  Visitors will also enjoy the vintage tractor collection on display at the farm. Klutzke has 33 A-C field tractor models, many with attachments such as front planters, loaders, ear corn picker and bale loader. The collection also includes 20 crawlers and specialty tractors, not counting a TL10 Tracomotive (loader tractor). The Klutzkes’ collection of restored antique cars and trucks will also be on display, as will special A-C equipment including a refrigerator, golf cart and more.
  Klutzke emphasizes the “weather permitting” nature of the field days. That includes wheat-growing weather prior to the field days.
  “FARM SHOW readers should contact us before traveling to the show to be sure the wheat is ready,” says Klutzke. “We can’t have a field day if the wheat isn’t ready to harvest.”
  If coming from a distance, primitive campsites with portable toilets are available at the farm. Food and lodging is available in West Lafayette only 5 miles away. A complete list of equipment on display and other details can be requested.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marion Klutzke, 1928 N. 550 W., West Lafayette, Ind. 47906 (ph 765 583-4512 or 765 426-8588; acklutz@gmail.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #3