2022 - Volume #46, Issue #6, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Family-Run IH Museum Features Rare Farmall
Their most prized tractor is a rare Farmall M that originally worked at the Burr Ridge IH experimental farm near Hinsdale, Ill. Wayne Hutton says the tractor was known as the Experimental M-8 because it had eight forward speeds and two in reverse. The motor has 4 1/8-in. pistons and disc brakes mounted lower on the frame to allow for a live pto with an over-center pto gearbox. Behind the motor, the light bracket, amp box, choke lever, bell housing, and starter are all mounted differently than on a standard M. Hutton says after a standard M axle broke from the weight of a mounted corn picker, the Experimental M was fitted with larger and longer axles. His tractor has an M/W governor and a Behlen power steering pump.
The Huttons have a U.S. International Harvester M1 Garand Rifle like the one Wayne carried while serving in the Army. Other rare items include a Red Baby dump truck made by Arcade in Freeport, Ill., and an IH kangaroo, which was an award given by IH in Australia.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wayne Hutton, Clarence, Mo.
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