1932 40-62 HUBER

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Rt. 2, Box 551-R, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

I purchased a 1932 40-62 Huber that was bought new by Ervin
Berkbigler. He ordered the tractor from the Huber Mfg. Co., Marion,
Ohio, for the sum of $3,200.00. It was shipped by rail from Marion,
Ohio to McClure, Illinois, where it was unloaded and driven from
McClure, across the Mississippi River bridge through Cape
Girardeau, Missouri, and on north to Mr. Berkbigler’s home in
Friedheim, Missouri. This was about a 50-mile trip to his 340 acre
farm, where he did sawmilling and threshing within a 25-mile
radius.

In about 1975 Mr. Berkbigler sold the Huber to John Hall of
Egypt Mills, Missouri to add to his collection of antiques. John
sold us the Huber in 1984. My wife Jane, two sons (Chris and Corey)
and I started restoring the Huber right away. A lot of the machine
work was done to the clutch, flywheel and timing gears with help
from my father-in-law, Clayton Davis. All the scroll work and
lettering was hand painted by Nancy Collier from Jackson, Missouri.
After working every night and weekends for five months, the Huber
was finally finished.

We are members of the Egypt Mills Antique Tractor Club. At the
first annual tractor pull this past summer, the Huber held the
attention of many.

Plans for the Huber are to replace both original front tires and
to install a roof.

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