Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:31 am

68427vette wrote:
ok, quick question from the corn belt,
why did they have all this fancy art deco style metal on them? for apples? etc

They had the sheet metal over the fenders , engine area & the exhaust runnig low so they would not damange the limbs on the trees or damage the tractor.
The limbs would just glide past the tractor w/o damage to anything in its path.
Hope this help.

Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:20 pm

Ok now this Orchard has to be one of the earlier ones from the mid 30's and is very sweet indeed. Thanks go to Bill the Builder for this pic from a few yrs ago of his fathers O-12 I stumbled upon in the photo host.

My 2 boys & I have recently joined the local historical artifacts group and while poking around through the tractor sheds have come across an O-4 and a rare 1934 W12 on steel which we hope to be able to play with as they are both rummored to be running 8)
I am amazed that a Tractor made in Wisconson in 34 has some how ended up here on an Island 3000 miles away from its birth place

Re: Orchard tractors

Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:43 pm

Its been a while since I've found any more pics of Orchard tractors but a buddy sent me this awsome one he took at Red Power last year. If any of you go this year take some pics of orchards and post em here or email em to me TKS
This is the best of the Buck rogers I've seen yet. thanks Matt

Re: Orchard tractors

Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:46 pm

well after waiting and looking at what few pics I can find from red Power 08 I am only able to find one pic of an Orchard posted by Dale , thanks
surely there has to be more :wink:

Re: Orchard tractors

Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:27 am

With summer coming filled with shows like Red Power that I just can't get to ...
someone get some pics of the IH Orchards for me please

Re: Orchard tractors

Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:20 pm

Thanks Ed for sending me this picture of a Case Orchard he has seen in Yakima Wa.

Re: Orchard tractors

Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:40 am

This is a neat looking Orchard tractor that Fran Baird took at a show in Il. last weekend
what make is this ?

Re: Orchard tractors

Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:47 am

That's a Minneapolis Moline, a very nice one at that.

Re: Orchard tractors

Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:17 am

Is that an orchard model or is it the UDX. combination tractor car. very collectible either way.

Re: Orchard tractors

Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:28 am


Will try this again. Posted twice in Firefox yesterday.. both times.. Firefox lost :big give up:

Anyways, I googled O6-Orchard Tractors and found a few interesting items. Yesterday's Firefox search was more productive :big what:

Found this one on :eBay: ... international orchard 06 tractor lights and brackets


This guy seems to have a lot of O-6 Parts.. :roll:

Cannot seem to generate the same search results. Will try again, as there were dozens of pics of O-6's yeterday. :roll: :(

Re: Orchard tractors

Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:43 pm

WOW Rudi kewl link to the auction, I guess I now know why I like em so much $17,500 for that O6.
I am hopping we get some pics from RPRU

Re: Orchard tractors

Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:56 am

Where has the last year gone ?? The spring,summer and fall shows are done and winter has set in.
I have gathered a few more pics of Orchards so Ill add a few
here's another fine example of a mid 30's O14
and a fully loaded O4