Farmalls For All The Family
12815 Rainwood Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68142-4278
These five Farmall B’s were on display at the Glen Mohr
family threshing bee on September 20, 1998. All five were restored
by Gaylord DuRee of Omaha, Nebraska. Four belong to Gaylord’s
grandsons and granddaughter, and one to Breanne Peterson, Nicholl
DuRee, Kolton Lathrum, Dalton DuRee, and Dylan DuRee. The photo
shows Brennen Peterson in the foreground asking his dad where
his is. We’re looking for a Farmall to restore for him
by next year. These date from 1941 through 1946.
Nicholl DuRee’s tractor was bought new in Overbrook, Kansas,
in 1946 by her great-great-granddad, Matt Dunn, of Burlingame,
Kansas, and has never been out of the family. We have the mounted
Lister, plow and cultivator that was purchased with it for about
$1,000 for all pieces of equipment and the tractor.
Keeping the Doodlebug Project Alive
Farmers from the 30s to the 50s built makeshift tractors called doodlebugs from available parts and pieces found on the farm.
Custom Built Cub Cadet Buggy
Check out Forest Spaulding’s custom-built buggy pieced together using several parts from a cub cadet and various other tractors.
Maytag Tractor, 29 Years Later
The son of the builder of a Maytag tractor featured in a 1989 article gives us an update.