Tractor Unearthed In Montana


| December/January 1989

  • Ready to Pull
    We thought we were ready to pull her out.
    Harold V. Green
  • The Dig-Out gets Underway
    The dig-out gets underway.
    H.B. Ford
  • IHC 15-30 Mogul
    We have uncovered an IHC 15-30 Mogul.
    Arnold Teague
  • Cut the Cable
    We cut the cable and out she came!
    Cloutier
  • Flywheel Spotted near the River
    The flywheel as spotted near the Yellowstone River.
    Cloutier
  • Iron with 2' Cable
    Uh-oh! Tractor was fastened on iron with 2' cable.
    Arnold Teague
  • Mogul Loaded on Lowboy
    Mogul being loaded on lowboy to await Jerry and his truck.

  • Ready to Pull
  • The Dig-Out gets Underway
  • IHC 15-30 Mogul
  • Cut the Cable
  • Flywheel Spotted near the River
  • Iron with 2' Cable
  • Mogul Loaded on Lowboy

Oscar Cooke of Oscar's Dreamland, Route 9, Billings, Montana 69102 sent this set of pictures showing the removal of a 15-30 Mogul tractor from a long-time resting place. His shop foreman found the flywheel 20 years ago. Landowner Ralph Studer gave permission for the tractor's removal and Jerry Shahan of Brasher, Missouri came out to do the job. The IHC 15-30 Mogul waited at Oscar's Dreamland until Jerry could bring his truck from Missouri. He'll now restore the tractor; we hope someday to have an 'after' photo.