Tom's Antique Tractors
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Mary Harp, my wife of 45 years,
who is low maintenance and has put up with this not so cheap "illness", but is sure we are going to the poor house any moment!
I would like to dedicate the site to:
Bob and Miriam Harp, my parents,
who passed away March 2, 2014 & July 21, 2015, respectively. They elected to raise us in a wholesome farm setting and taught us the rewards of hard work.
Welcome to Tom's IH Antique Tractor Website. Tractors have always been a fascination to me, especially the International Harvester models. This started in 1957 when my Dad bought the first farm and a part of the deal was a 1944 Farmall H that was kept in the drive-through corn crib.The very first tractor Dad had before we even bought the farm, was a Case VC. It was the first tractor I ever drove, and I have searched and found one for the memories it would bring back.The next tractor was a Ford 8N (my brother still has it) that will not pull the hat off your head!! I am not looking for one!!!!!!!!
The first "real" tractor Dad bought (in 1959) was a used Farmall 300; we thought we really had a tractor!! We turned up soil that had never seen the light of day!! I have that tractor, today, as a part of the collection.
What keeps me busy besides chasing down tractors all over the country? Well, I retired as a school administrator about 20 years ago, do some farming and manage the several hundred acres we have in South-central Ohio, plus look after numerous rental houses. The antique tractor bug bit me several years ago and it is a hobby that got out-of-hand, with over 200 International and Case tractors (remember the Case VC?) in the collection. Many of these tractors earn their keep on the farm today. I am always looking for the next one for the collection, and specialize in the "Super Series" thus the label "The Super Man" was put on me by an auctioneer. I like tractors of any configuration. I sell some too as I get a better one for the collection, can't pass a bargain or have a "Senior Moment". I show many of these tractors, but can't take them all. The web is the best way for me to share them with others, and in case you don't already know, hauling tractors is work!!
Thanks for visiting my site.
"The Super Man"
25553 State Route 104
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601