Tractor on a Pole

1935 Farmall 'F-12' mounted on a steel pole

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Rt 2, Box 208 Como, Mississippi 38619

I am a new subscriber to Gas Engine Magazine and I really enjoy it. The articles and pictures are very interesting and informative. I enjoy reading about the rare equipment in the articles submitted by other readers.

I wanted to send a picture of a project I undertook in June 1994. It is a 1935 Farmall 'F-12' mounted on a 10 inch diameter steel pole. The tractor was completely disassembled, sandblasted and painted with five coats of IH Red. It is complete and in running condition. It is on a steel pole that is 12 feet 3 inches tall at the attachment bolts.

My father and I have collected quite a few tractors over the years. We have 70 antique tractors ranging from 1920 to 1952 models of various manufacture, including a few extremely rare models. We also have 16 antique trucks of various makes from 1939 to 1959 models, and several hundred pieces of agricultural equipment and farm related items.

We have school and church groups and many individuals that come to our farm to see farming like it used to be. Our driveway is easy to miss so we wanted to put something at our mailbox that our visitors could not possibly fail to see. Hence, the tractor on the pole. It has drawn a lot of attention from people passing by. A lot of people have stopped and taken pictures of it. We have really had a lot of fun with it.