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September 2014

My View from the Tractor Seat September 2014

President- Randy Graf
Vice-President- Paul Mantey
Treasurer- Linda Debrabander
Secretary – Gary Robers

This is the 23rd year for our club.

As you are probably reading this Newsletter, August will be over and we have our Annual Jim Fredrick Memorial Plow Days and the Show itself to look forward to. Plow Days (9/6) has been moved to where it was two years ago on the Hagemann Farm on Hwy 11, across from Eagle Lake Manor. A Free Will Donation Lunch will be provided.

Plans for our Show are in place, we can use all the help we can get for working at the Show due to the anticipated crowd coming in. I got a call from a Car Club from Horicon who will be using our Show as a Road Trip Destination on Saturday or Sunday.

On Saturday at Noon there will be a celebration by the Steamers for Kent Milam’s 1914 Case Steam Engine’s 100th year Birthday. A cake will be part of the Celebration. Below is Kent’s account of the Steamer’s History, per Kent:

“My engine is a 1914 obviously, 65 hp case, serial #31270. It is a bob tail model, meaning it does not have the contractor bunkers. This makes it easier to fire from the ground when on the sawmill, but does not have a water source when moving. It also has wider rear wheels that were an option ordered from the factory. I am the 3rd owner, it was used to power a mobile sawmill that traveled from town to town. (that is why the cleats were removed). I was told that it was shipped to Bemidji, Minnesota by rail car, and then it sawed town to town until WWII started and the owner lost his crew to the war. It made it to Sparta, Wisconsin when the war broke out, were it was bought by the second owner in 1941. He thrashed and ran a sawmill on his farm in Sparta. He owned it for 60 years. I can get his name if you want, I do not want to spell it wrong, it’s rather long. I bought in 2001 and brought it back to Racine County again. The engine boiler was in very good condition, I have re-flued it and done some plumbing repairs, but she is still in her work clothes, just like I bought it. It has been at the Union Grove show since 2002 (except 2 years when I was gone with the army).”

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the Newsletter not being sent out and being available on the Website. As you notice, this Newsletter has been sent out. Fred Schwartz mentioned we should send this out because of the info for our Show. There won’t be a Newsletter in December since our Holiday Party will be in January (see below). The next Newsletter will be in January after the January Meeting and the Elections.

Our Holiday Party’s name will be “The Spring Fling Wing Ding Thing” per the Committee. It will be at St. Robert’s Church in Union Grove on Hwy 45 on January 17th, 2015. It will be run basically the same way as our Picnic. The Club will furnish the Main Meat Dishes, and beer, soda, water, and wine. The Member’s are asked to bring a dish, appetizer, or dessert as in previous years. Cost will be $5.00 per person. Children under 10 are free. Doors will open at 5:30; we will eat around 6:30. Door prize donations suitable for Men and Women will also be appreciated. A post card will be sent out at the end of October or beginning of November that will need to be sent back (with payment) to the address on the card by December 15th so we have a count by the first of the year..

As of this writing there won’t be a General Membership Meeting in December. That could change and that final announcement will be made at the November Meeting.

Please make sure if anyone gives out the Club address to use the PO Box number.

As a reminder the address is:

Southeast Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectibles Society (or Fall Harvest Days)
PO Box 134
Union Grove, WI 53182

If anyone that receives this Newsletter is not interested in receiving it or being a Member of the Club anymore please call me or send me an email. We have 430+ Members on the Roster.

Calendar for the balance of 2014 into 2015.


  • 9/3 General Membership Meeting at Legion Hall 7:30
  • 9/6 Plow days (Hageman Farm near Eagle Lake Manor)
  • 9/6 Caledonia Historical Days
  • 9/12-14 Fall Harvest Days- 100 Years of Allis Chalmers Agriculture
  • 9/11 BOD at RCFG 7:00
  • 9/20-21 Lake County Show in Wauconda
  • 9/20? Richfield Historical Society


  • 10/2 General Membership Meeting at Legion Hall 7:30
  • 10/11-12 Oak Creek Show featuring John Deere
  • 10/16 BOD at RCOB 7:00


  • 11/5 General Membership Meeting at Legion Hall 7:30
  • 11/20 BOD at RCOB 7:00


  • 12/3 NO Membership meeting
  • 12/18 BOD at RCOB 7:00

January, 2015

  • 1/7/2015 General Membership Meeting/Election at Legion Hall 7:30
  • 1/17/2015 Holiday Party at St. Robert’s Church in Union Grove, details to follow.

You will notice I added (2) new local Historical Society Days (Caledonia and Richfield) on the calendar. Please patronize and promote them. We are trying to establish a relationship.

Any questions or concerns, my Home phone is 262-878-0486 or my cell is 262-939-5660, email is bigrford@wi.net.
As this is the last Newsletter for the year, have a Great Show, and a great Holiday Season into 2015.
Thanks, Randy

For Sale:

9 Maytag Engines, and 4 Briggs Engines, were restored 20 years ago. One Brass Tag Twin Briggs. 2 side exhaust, Model 62, 1928. One Maytag Washing Machine with electric motor from the early ’20’s. $1995.00 for all. Bill Duebel 608-526-2745

Wanted rebuildable headlights for Allis WD/WD45, 6 volt. Bob Musgrave 763-2839

Looking for a 2 Bottom Trip Plow that works, Doug Boss 262-909-6490

Wanted: Massey Harris and Massey Ferguson tractors, implements, parts, memorabilia, etc.
Call Mike at 608-772-1598

FOR SALE 1948 Farmall M, decent paint, runs great. Make Offer. 262-989-4112

Johnson Tandem Axle Trailer, 9000#, $1500.00. 262-989-4112

9′ JD chisel, Brillion 10′ cultimulcher, 18′ drag. Kansasville 527-6098

MM Horse Drawn, 1 row corn cultivator, 1 bottom sulky plow, hay loader, and MM wheel disc. John Grandfield 847-309-7347

1935 Allis WC with steel spoke wheels. Shedded. Last ran 8 years ago 262-248-6127

1937 Farmall F-12, wide front, fenders, overdrive, excellent running condition, older restoration. 608-772-1598

John Deere hay press, restored 608-772-1598

1951 McCormick W-4, front and rear weights, older restoration. 608-772-1598

An original J. I. Case threshing machine, 22×37 with McCormick Deering grain binder and bundle wagon on IH steel running gear. 608-772-1598

IH 2 x 16 #8 plow, N.O.S. found at Engle Implement in Waterford in 1984. Mike 608-772-1598