Daily Archives: November 30, 2012

Nov
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  • McCormick WD9 Photo, posted 2012-11-30

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    International Harvester McCormick WD9 – Built from 1940 – 1953 or 1954, the 9-series of McCormick tractors were marketed as both McCormick and McCormick-Deering.  They cost about $3,300 new.  The letter D indicated that this was a diesel tractor.  There was also a DR which was a diesel tractor designed for use in rice farming.  The gas model of this tractor was the W9 and there was also an I9 industrial model.

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Nov
30
  • John Deere Model 430 Photo, posted 2012-11-30

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    Early John Deere tractors with 2-cylinder engines, from the letter-series (Models A, B, D, GP, H, etc.) through the first two number series (60, 70, etc. and 620,730, etc.) were known as “Popping Johnnies” or “Poppin’ Johnnies” because of the unique sound of their exhaust.  Even today, the sound of these engines is distinctive and easily recognizable.  The John Deere Model 430 shown here was the second smallest of the final series of John Deere tractors with 2-cylinder engines (Models […]

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