EJ the Farmall H

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EJ the Farmall H

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:36 pm

About 11 or 12 years ago several of the members of this forum surprised me by purchasing the H my father farmed with for 45+ years, fixing it up, and giving it back to me as a surprise. The H has had 4 or more engine rebuilds over the years, and the tongue has been worn out and welded up at least twice. It has been up side down in a trench silo once, had the pulley housing broken off by an inexperienced driver on a muddy road (me), and in general led a long life of hard work. I have spent more hours on that thing than I can count. I figured it deserved an easy life, so all it has done for the last several years is to occasionally haul a trailer load of kids to the creek, and get driven the 5 miles to town once a year for the Moses Austin Days shindig celebrating the founding of Potosi. Last week the man that we sold our farm to asked if I would be willing to mow the weeds and minor brush in the field next to my house, part of which is mine. He had a 6 foot Dunham Brush Cutter that was good and sharp, so I dug around in my shed and found the over running pto clutch I picked up at a sale several years ago and went to work. The field is 17 acres, and it was light mowing, but due to the heat and my back I only felt like working an hour or two per day, but I got it done, the old timer just purred right through the whole time. Not bad for a 41 model. Below is a picture of the tractor and brush cutter, the field I just finished, and one of me working on the H at the age of 5 (64 years ago). :P
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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:16 pm

Priceless. Thank you, John.
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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby T-Mo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:47 am

John,
Thanks for posting the pictures and the story. Having seen that H in person, it's even better to see it outside doing some work (I seen it in his shop back in May). I love the old picture of a 5 year old John working on the tractor. Absolutely priceless as Don said.

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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby Stanton » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:54 am

Nice story, John. I'm sure glad you have your dad's tractor back and able to use it. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:08 am

When the forum members surprised me with it at Cubarama several years ago I cried like a baby.

Did you notice the tread on the tires in the old picture? I have not seen a tread pattern like that in many years.
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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby v w » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:01 am

Is the tread pattern an old Firestone pattern? I believe Dads H (a 39) had treads like that. He also had a buzz saw on the front. Vern

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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby Scrivet » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:01 am

T-Mo wrote:...... Having seen that H in person, it's even better to see it outside doing some work (I seen it in his shop back in May)......
Uhhh, I've seen that H up close and in person, working in that field before. It would take a lot more money per bale than what I made then to get me out there now! It would be me sitting in the shade of the shed watching it work!

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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:39 pm

Scrivet wrote:......... It would take a lot more money per bale than what I made then to get me out there now! It would be me sitting in the shade of the shed watching it work!
You and me both, especially me, since I was always working for free when that tractor was around. I figure your big Brother (Rabbit Holler Flash) would agree with us.
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Re: EJ the Farmall H

Postby cubbrian » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:17 pm

There were several tractors at the Red Power show in Des Moines this year that had that style tread pattern, so someone is making them again.


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