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Herrs Machine Hydrostatics

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• Herrs Machine Hydrostatics will repair, rebuild or re-manufacture most brands of hydrostatic transmission pumps, motors and components used on industrial, mobile, agricultural and construction equipment.

• Each unit sent to us is thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All parts are then checked for tolerances and worn, broken or missing parts. If the unit has been updated by the manufacturer, our services will include the most recent updates.

• After a complete evaluation, our skilled technicians will provide a competitive quote for the repair or rebuilding of the hydrostat unit. Upon your approval, the pump, motor or component is then repaired or re-manufactured and tested to ensure like-new performance.

Located in Washington, Kansas, the heart of America, Herrs Machine Hydrostatics is close to everywhere. We can schedule the pick up of your hydrostatic transmission for you with most major truck lines.

1745 Prospect Blvd.
Washington, Kansas 66968

Hit-N-Miss Gas Engine Online Auction

John Deere gas engine

Restored John Deere Type E engine. Photos courtesy Oldham Auctions.

Due to death of the owner, the owner’s family has decided to sell his unique collection of hit-and-miss gas engines. Partial listing includes John Deere, Witte, Fuller & Johnson, Stover, International, Maytag, Briggs and more! Oldham Auctions is selling approximately 30-40 restored engines and project engines, along with a variety of parts and related items.

Note: Equipment will be available day of pick-up to help load!

For terms and conditions and to view a complete list of engines, visit the Oldham Auctions website. Bidding closes Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Maytag Model 92

1928 Maytag Engine Model 92.

Hundreds of Old Tractors and Engines Expected at Michigan Flywheelers Show

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Hundreds of old flywheel tractors and engines will be on display during the 33rd annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum in South Haven, Michigan.

The show, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 11, is one of the largest of its kind in the state. Collectors from across the country attend the event each year bringing a wide assortment of antique farm machinery for visitors to see.

“You will see just about every kind of equipment that was used for farming,” said museum president Patrick Ingalls. “We never know what will show up but that’s what makes the show interesting.”

There’s plenty to see besides old machines. A large outdoor flea market with over 200 vendors, daily equipment parades, demonstrations at the blacksmith forge, sawmill and shingle mill and one of the favorite activities – eating sweet corn cooked in a 1923 Nichols and Shepard steam traction engine made in Battle Creek.

“We do get a lot of people that tell us one of the main reasons they look forward to the show every year is for the steamed sweet corn,” added Ingalls.

Other activities include antique and garden tractor pulls, kids events, Thing-A-Ma-Jig parade, consignment auction, valve cover races and more.

“We have a full schedule of activites,” said Ingalls. “This is a family-friendly event and there are plenty of things for kids to do like look for wooden nickels in our Sawdust Pile treasure hunt or play on the wooden tractor in The Barnyard which is our version of a playground.”

South Haven Tractor Cruise

This year’s nightly entertainment starts oldies rocker Joel Coburn on Thursday, entertainer Quentin Flagg on Friday and returning again this year – the Bronk Bros. on Saturday. All evening shows start at 8:30 p.m.

Throughout the show, there will be performances by folk singer Joe Foster, Casco Band and the Michigan Fiddlers.

Saturday is considered “Kid’s Day” at the show. Activities start with Valve Cover Races at 9:30 a.m. followed by Kiddies Pedal Pull at noon, a sawdust pile treasure hunt at 3:30 p.m. and the John Dudley Magic Show at 7 p.m. Tractor games will be held for those children who have access to riding lawn tractors, and returning for its sixth year will be the “Kids Night Time Lawn Tractor Cruise” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

One of the popular activities for young and old is the “South Haven Tractor Cruise.” Scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, participants drive tractors of all makes and models into South Haven, cruise along the South Beach, and then stop downtown for an evening of dining and shopping.

Gates open at 8 a.m. rain or shine. Admission to the show is $7. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission. Thursday is Senior’s Day and admission is $3 for those 62 and over. This is a pet-free event for those paying admission.

Rustic camping sites are available on a first-come basis. Cost is $10 per night plus daily admission per person. Pets are allowed with exhibitors, campers and vendors only. Personal transportation vehicles, such as golf carts, will be charged a $15 registration fee. ATVs, dirt bikes and firearms are not permitted.

For more information, contact 269-639-2010, or Facebook. A complete show schedule is available on Facebook or

The Michigan Flywheelers Museum is located at 06285 68th St., 2 miles east of South Haven.

Carolina Fly-Wheelers High Country Crank-Up

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The 37th annual High Country Crank-Up in Deep Gap, North Carolina, will be held July 28-30, 2016. Gates for the event open up at 9 a.m. at U.S. 421 across the street from Laurel Springs Church. The show will feature many events that are great for the entire family, including a pedal tractor pull for kids, antique engine showcases, homemade ice cream, the annual “Parade of Power” and much more. There will also be barbecue, hamburgers and hot dogs offered by various vendors.

“It’s like a big family reunion,” said Jeff Hodges, a member of Carolina Fly-Wheelers, who is sponsoring the event. “All of this stuff from the early 1900s through 1960 was put out of business by electricity. We like to restore them and show them off so the younger generation can get interested and see what it was like back then.”

The Carolina Fly-Wheelers were formed well before the first Crank-Up show in 1979, with the mission of restoring pieces of machinery and displaying them to the public. Tickets to the Crank-Up are $5 for each day, or $8 for a three-day pass and $6 for a two-day pass. Kids 12 and under get into the event free of charge, and seniors get a special discount on Sunday making their tickets only $3. Exhibitors are free.

Other machinery that can be expected at the Crank-Up includes lawn mowers, garden tractors, washing machines, old farm equipment and much more. For show information contact Betty at (828) 264-4977.

Aumann Auctions Seeking Consignments for 20th Annual Gas Engine Auction

Springfield engine

Aumann Auctions is seeking consignments for its 20th Annual Gas Engine Auction. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14, starting at 10 a.m. both days at the Aumann Auction Center, 20114 Illinois Route 16, Nokomis, Illinois. There will be a special gas engine consignment auction on Friday. Visit the Aumann Auctions website to consign online. Call (888) 282-8648 for more information.

Red Tractors 1958-2013

Red Tractors 1958 2013

Red Tractors 1958-2013


The Authoritative Guide to International Harvester and Case-IH Farm Tractors in the Modern Era


The brand-new book, Red Tractors 1958-2013, offers an unparalleled look at International Harvester and Case IH tractors built from 1958 to 2013. With 384 pages and more than 700 images, this obsessively researched book includes fresh information from engineers and executives who created the machines built in America and abroad. Images include never-before-seen concept drawings, prototype and archival images, and new photographs of restored as well as original condition models taken by photographer Lee Klancher. 

The book covers how the International Harvester (IH) and Farmall tractors of the 1960s to the 1980s were built, and recounts the dramatic story of how IH came to an end. The book covers the dramatic Case IH merger and the story behind the creation of the Magnum, the red tractor that changed the industry and saved the company. Modern Case IH tractors are covered up to the present day, including the story of the creation of the Quadtrac as well as the beautifully designed MX series Magnums.

With contributions from the likes of Gregg Montgomery, the industrial designer who drew IH and Case IH tractors for decades, and Dr. Glenn W. Kahle, the engineer who oversaw the introduction of the 50 series as well as the creation of the Magnum, this oversized 384-page book provides an unprecedented look at the red tractors of the past 50 years.

"This book is absolutely awesome! I am not sure my words can do it justice, to be honest. The detail in the text and the beauty in the photography are exquisite."

-Max Armstrong, WGN Radio

"It's the story that needs to be told and you guys did an amazing job putting it together."

-Dr. Glenn W. Kahle, engineer known as the "father of the Magnum"

"Whether you've always 'bled red' or if you're just tickled by tractors in general, this book is a fascinating read-and a gorgeous ride."

-Michael Perry, author of Truck: A Love Story

“Red Tractors 1958-2013 is without question the most comprehensive and lavish book ever produced on post-1958 IH tractors and the Case IH models that followed in 1985.”

– Rory Day, Classic Tractor Magazine


Red Tractors 1958-2013

Authors: Lee Klancher, Oscar H. Will III, Kenneth Updike, Matthias Buschmann,Johann Dittmer, Jean Cointe, Sarah Galloway, Mark Jenson and Martin Rickatson

ISBN-13: 9781937747152

Publisher: Octane Press

Publication Date: Friday, August 30, 2013

Format: 11.8125 x 10.5 inch hardcover, 384 pages with more than 720 images



Same size as regular edition, plus:

Leather-bound book in a clamshell case packaged with four prints of concept drawings of tractors that were never built. Available at and anywhere books are sold.



Same size as regular edition, plus:

Leather-bound book with a serial number plate hand-riveted to leather cover, authenticity certificate, and silver clamshell box. These are only available direct from Octane Press and owners will be entered into a serial number registry. Only 100 of the serial numbered collector's edition will be made. The first one produced will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to the McCormick-International Harvester Collection (McCormick Archives) at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI.



Red Tractors 1958-2013 was created by a team of dedicated writers, editors, photographers, and researchers. This team was led by long-time photographer, writer and publisher Lee Klancher, who has authored more than 20 books and hundreds of magazine articles. 

Detailed accounts of each tractor line are written by a host of authors and researchers, including Kenneth Updike, Oscar H. Will III, and Guy Fay. The models built overseas are covered by established experts and authors on the red tractors built abroad. That list includes Sarah Galloway (Australia), Matthias Buschman, Johann Dittmer (Germany), Martin Rickatson (Britain), and Jean Cointe (French).