This plowing scene could easily have been in the late 1920-s,
however the time was actually April 1987. Spring was dry in
northern Illinois as is evident by the cloud of dust surrounding
the plow. The hard dry ground was reluctant to turn over and the
OilPull, even though equipped with extension rims, did plenty of
scratching as it made its way through the field.
The tractor is a 1928 25-40 Oil Pull and the plow is a 3-bottom
14′ Grand Detour. (This Grand Detour is not a John Deere
product.) Rumely dealers sold Grand Detour plows during the
1920’s and many new Oil Pulls went to the field with a new
Grand Detour tractor plow.
The tractor and plow are owned by Ronald Miller of Rt. 3, Box
131, Geneseo, Illinois 61254.