2015 International Convention, Rock River Thresheree, Janesville, Wisconsin

8 photo(s) Updated on: 06/10/2016
  • This Diesel Fifty is equipped with what we believe to be a LaPlant-Choate dozer; the Diesel Fifty was built from 1933 through 1936.
  • You’ve heard of herding Cats; well, here it is being done. Seven Cat tractors in formation rearrange part of the sandbox. Left to right: Two D8s, two D6s, 2T series D4, D3B and D2.
  • Other makes than Cat were represented as well, of course. This is a 1932 J. D. Adams No. 101 motor grader conversion of a Case industrial tractor. The Jacobs family of Darien, Wisconsin, owns it.
  • Here’s another J. D. Adams grader, a 1943 No. 124S. It’s being pulled by a push plate-equipped Allis-Chalmers HD-7 shown in the memory of Alan Smith and Duane Richards.
  • Hough built loader attachments for crawler and wheel tractors; this is on a 1945 I-H I-4. A bellows protects the unusual hydraulic lift cylinder. Mark Meyers of Marshfield, WI, is the owner.
  • This Allis-Chalmers HD-19 carries a bit of Wisconsin equipment history, a dealer badge from Drott Tractor Company. The brackets on the dozer are probably for ripper shanks.
  • Drott was better known as a manufacturer, and the loader attachment on this Cletrac DG is one of their products. Drott’s history was told in Issue 109 of our magazine, Equipment Echoes.
  • Jim and Wanda Swank’s 1930 Cat Ten and undated J. D. Adams Leaning Wheel No. 1C pull grader, from Pylesville, MD, follow Allen Steele’s 1972 Deere JD860 elevating scraper. Allen is from Baraboo, WI.

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