Fall 2018

 Well it’s been a long summer and it looks like the harvest season is quickly coming I hope everyone has their equipment ready.  It’s been a busy summer around the state with a lot of great shows.

 Red Power Roundup in Alabama featured IH cotton machines of all sizes.  Those that attended got to see a Farmall H with a one row picker in action, something that I had not seen before.  Once the cotton was picked it was taken to an old time wood base IH cotton gin powered by an IH engine.  The seeds came out on one end and the cotton came out clean in layers on the other end of the machine what a sight.  It was neat to learn how it was done.  Also on display was several other IH cotton pickers from each era of production up to a CASE/IH 4 row used today costing around $500,000.  Several other pieces of specialty equipment were on display like cotton crop dusters, Cub Cadets to High Clear tractors.  Great show!

 Locally our state show was held in Brookville September 27-30. There were 356 tractors, 216 Cub Cadets, 16 IH trucks.. We elected three directors for 3 year terms. 

 As for me I’m rounding third and headed home as your president.  I would like to thank all of you for your friendship and support over the past years it has been and enjoyable experience for me.  

 Coming Saturday October 13 is our plow day at Thieme Farms in Noblesville.  Please watch our website (www.ihcin7.net) for any weather related updates. We will be plowing the same area where we attempted the mile of IH tractors in the furrow at one time  several years ago.  Thanks to the Thieme’s for hosting us.  We will have a pitch in lunch so please bring a covered dish to share.  We will have drinks, beans and other main course items.  If you have questions please give Marty or me a call.  See you then.

                                         ~  Randy

Randy's Scoop

2018 Plow Day has been cancelled. There is still water standing in the field. We will try again next year.

Indian Creek needs a small point Fast Hitch drawbar for their Super C. Can anyone help?        ~    RANDY

Randy Barrett: Wood split the easy way 

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