Sunflower Pioneer Power Association

Sunflower Pioneer Power Association Created to restore and preserve antiques of the Norton county, Kansas area, especially antique farming equipment. President: Lonnie Shearer 785-669-2221 or 785-202-0410 Vice President: Dennis DeWitt 785-973-2383 or 785-973-8820
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Operating as usual

10/01/2020
Cozy Log Cabins

Cozy Log Cabins

There's something therapeutic about watching a sawmill.

09/16/2020
Heritage Iron Magazine

Heritage Iron Magazine

Their working show, 100 Years of Horsepower, may have been cancelled for 2021, but that didn't stop the Renner Family from getting down and dirty at a plow day last Friday! Here's even MORE footage from our visit to their Belleville, IL farm.

09/15/2020
RFD-TV

RFD-TV

Join @Rory Feek as he takes us on a tour through The One Room Schoolhouse.

The One Room Schoolhouse is an educational project focused on teaching kids life lessons from everyday people such as farmers, public servants, ranchers, and homesteaders: One Room Schoolhouse, where the whole world can fit in.

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Hope Everyone Enjoyed The Weekend !
09/07/2020

Hope Everyone Enjoyed The Weekend !

What would Grandpa Think?
08/16/2020

What would Grandpa Think?

07/19/2020
MN Millennial Farmer

What would Grandpa Think?

How to Drive New John Deere 8410RX Tractor and Corn Planter-Step by step, instructional video from birds eye view.

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07/19/2020
Heritage Iron Magazine

Heritage Iron Magazine

Big Bud 16V-747 emerged from the comfort of its shed this week to get fitted with a NEW SET OF SHOES! The FIRST new set since the 1100-hp machine was built in 1977! Heritage Iron Magazine was on site to bring you the behind the scenes footage and details. Get even more of the story in our upcoming issue - #71 Sept/Oct 2020. But for now... let the good times roll! 🤘 (Volume: ON and turned UP!) #titantires #bigbud

Sounds like a Great Event. How many have one in your collection?
06/16/2020

Sounds like a Great Event. How many have one in your collection?

Maybe the World will remain slowed down just a little bit , and remember whats important after this time of staying home...
04/27/2020

Maybe the World will remain slowed down just a little bit , and remember whats important after this time of staying home. Enjoy the Company , Listen and Learn , Stay Healthy All.

Obituary for Robert E. Underwood at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel
03/21/2020
Obituary for Robert E. Underwood at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel

Obituary for Robert E. Underwood at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel

Norton resident, Robert Eugene Underwood passed away, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Logan Manor Nursing Home in Logan at the age of 73. He was born the eldest son of James Loyal and Jacqueline Valle Underwood, on February 18, 1947 in Norton. He was raised to manhood on the

We hope everyone is staying healthy and taking care of one another in this crisis. Remember folks , This To Shall Pass.
03/19/2020

We hope everyone is staying healthy and taking care of one another in this crisis. Remember folks , This To Shall Pass.

S.P.P.A would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Underwood Family. Bob Underwood was a Founder and a vital ...
03/18/2020

S.P.P.A would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Underwood Family. Bob Underwood was a Founder and a vital part of our foundation and growing of the club. He will be missed.

01/29/2020
Classic Tractor Fever

Classic Tractor Fever

What do you think of this crawler?

This HG Oliver Cletrac was put to work moving earth with a mechanical scraper. The HG was built from about 1939 to 1951 with almost 30,000 produced. They have a 4-cylinder gasoline Hercules engine that could do 22 horsepower on the drawbar and 25 horsepower on the belt. This was at the 2019 American Thresherman Association Show in Pickneyville, IL featuring equipment from Caterpillar and the Oliver Machinery Company. We’ll be sharing more construction highlights from the show. Be sure to JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST to get the latest video updates! FOLLOW THIS LINK https://classictractorstv.com/join-our-email-list/ to join today!
#caterpillar #olivertractor #olivermachinerycompany #construction #classictractorfever #classictractor #tractor #classictractorstv #aumannvintagepower #aumannauctions #tractorauction #agriculture #farming #farmlife #farmmachinery #tractorvideo #theclassictractorlife #tractorrebuild #tractorrepair #enginerepair #enginerebuild #cultivating #fieldwork #cultivating

SNOW REMOVAL from yesteryear.
01/11/2020

SNOW REMOVAL from yesteryear.

12/28/2019
Classic Tractor Fever

Classic Tractor Fever

What do you think of this "Plymouth"?

CLICK THIS LINK https://youtu.be/pl3XbjOqGgE to watch the complete video on the Classic Tractor Fever YouTube Channel! Don't forget New Episodes of Classic Tractor Fever air in October on RFD-TV.

Classic Tractor Fever traveled to the Nebraska Tractor Testing Facility to meet tractor collector Bob Kleis. The facility started testing tractors back in 1920 and it is still the only test laboratory in the United States of America. Bob Kleis owner of a rare Plymouth Tractor is still a fixture at this facility. He is a past president and was on the board of directors.

Bob’s Plymouth is a low production model, only built from 1933 to 1934 with a total production of 217. Chrysler Motor Company pressured the Company into changing the name from Plymouth. The tractors were later remained to Silver Kings. They have a high road speed transmissions that can reach speeds of 35 miles her hour. It is powered by a Hercules 4-cylinder gasoline engine.

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TIS THE SEASON
12/08/2019

TIS THE SEASON

12/02/2019
The Lost Ways Book

First Priority in a New Territory was Shelter before Winter. As time progressed and Pioneers Settled , Spread and HomeStead , along with availability of Stick Lumber , Often the Barn was of Priority for livestock , feed storage , and more. Not uncommonly costing more than the home that was built afterwards. Mid 1800's to Early 1900's.

Log cabins of our ancestors often cost very little if anything…

12/01/2019

S.P.P.A ALMENA KANSAS , NORTON CO.

SECURE THOSE LOADS
11/25/2019

SECURE THOSE LOADS

Norfolk Southern Corp
11/20/2019

Norfolk Southern Corp

In 1956, International Harvester chose Southern Railway to haul 14 carloads of tractors from East St. Louis, Illinois, to New Orleans, Louisiana. The new model Utility 300 tractors—advertised with a banner on the “trainload caravan”—weighed 4,413 pounds each. In addition to the tractors, a glimpse of New Orleans businesses can be seen in the background of today’s photograph, including a Studebaker-Packard car dealership and A. Bologna & Company, a liquor distributor.

After the shipment arrived, International Harvester thanked Southern for its “excellent handling all the way through.”

Then and now, railroads deliver for American industry and consumers.

Today, Norfolk Southern provides premium shipping service and reliable logistics solutions for customers. In combination with business partnerships and connections with other carriers, NS ships every product imaginable to and from any destination, linking communities and customers to the marketplaces of the world. #tbt

S.P.P.A Would like to tell All of the Veterans of All Branches and Times , a Very Special THANK YOU For Your Service thi...
11/11/2019

S.P.P.A Would like to tell All of the Veterans of All Branches and Times , a Very Special THANK YOU For Your Service this Veterans Day.

11/03/2019
Combines Harvesters Threshers

Combines Harvesters Threshers

Published on Sep 29, 2015
This documentary short is a visual portrait of “Prairie Sentinels,” the vertical grain elevators that once dotted the Canadian Prairies. Surveying an old diesel elevator’s day-to-day operations, this film is a simple, honest vignette on the distinctive wooden structures that would eventually become a symbol of the Prairie provinces.

Directed by Charles Konowal - 1981
#grain #farmer #elevator

10/07/2019
Belstone Fencing

My my , how technology has changed. What would Grandpa think?

One Man fencing crew

Preserving our Past for the Future generations.  For Club Info call  785-202-1093 , or 785-202-1151.
09/20/2019

Preserving our Past for the Future generations. For Club Info call 785-202-1093 , or 785-202-1151.

09/07/2019
Classic Tractor Fever

Classic Tractor Fever

Did you know John Deere built armored tractors?

CLICK THIS LINK 👉 https://youtu.be/Wuz96-qkae4 to watch the complete 7 minute video on our YouTube Channel.
During World War 2 John Deere built two prototype military tractors for the United States Army. These were modified 1940 Model A Row Crop tractors. They were built at Waterloo and were designated Army A1 and Army A2. They were sent to the military proving grounds where they were tested for several weeks to see if they would be a variable product for the military. No one knows what happened to the original prototypes, but several passionate John Deere collectors built two replicas of the historic tractors. Visit http://classictractorstv.com/ today for more Classic Tractor Fever!

09/03/2019
Classic Tractor Fever

Classic Tractor Fever

What was farming like in 1939?

These photographs from 1939 were taken in Ralls, Texas. They show a small snap shot in the daily lives of the hired day laborers who worked the land. These hired men worked for a landowner who farmed 4,900 acres.

The men preform maintenance on several Allis_Chalmers tractors, fixing the plow sheers and and adjusting the planters before heading out to the field.

If you want to see more historical classic tractor photos, visit our website at: https://classictractorstv.com/historical-photos/

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09/02/2019
Combines Harvesters Threshers

Combines Harvesters Threshers

Video features- a working New Idea Elevator an old hydraulic wagon lift and 3 working classic tractors. Farmamerica is the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center located near Waseca, Minnesota. video credit www.farmamerica.org
Thank you Doug H. for demonstrating your New Idea elevator. It worked great

Historical Engineering of All kinds is worth preserving. Look how far Agriculture , Autos , Homes have changed in the la...
08/30/2019

Historical Engineering of All kinds is worth preserving. Look how far Agriculture , Autos , Homes have changed in the last 50 to 100 years. Future Generations need to know , and have hands on , visible displays to enjoy and learn about. #SaveOurPast #SupportSPPA Donations , Helpers , and items of interest always Welcome! President - 785 202 1093 , or 785 202 1151. PO BOX 66 ALMENA KS 67622

This Coal Fired Steam Gravity System is dated back to 1912! What historic products have you come across on the job?

08/25/2019
Classic Tractor Fever

Classic Tractor Fever

When you think Allis Chalmers, you probably don’t think of a tractor with this design.

This tractor is an Allis-Chalmers 6-12 with serial number 2C12147 built in 1922. It was designed to be used with sulky style implements that could be easily detached and switched to the next one. The 6-12 is powered by a LeRoi four-cylinder engine and weighs in at a mere 2,500 pounds. Only about 1,470 of these were built and it’s estimated that less than 20 of these tractors are still known to exist. Back in the 1920’s this tractor would have cost you about $795.00 US dollars or about $10,368 US dollars in 2019. This tractor has had a professional, mechanical and cosmetic restoration. From the Sutton Collection in Illinois. It sold on the Remarkable George Schaff Collection Auction in 2016 for $68,240 US dollars. #allischalmers #allis #classic #classictractor #classictractorfever #classictractorstv #aumannauctions #aumannvintagepower #farming #history #farm #agriculture #farmmachinery #tractorrebuild #tractorrestoration #tractorrepair #enginerepair

08/07/2019
Rusty Iron Rally

Down Under - Going for a World Record Attempt at the most Stationary Engines running at once !

Promoting help and friendship among fellow restorers
The Club meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at our Clubhouse at the Macksville Showground.

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Get your 2018 antique tractor, farm machinery, construction/mining equipment, steam, hit & miss engine, and truck related shows/events listed. www.facebook.com/oldironshowsandevents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=362192594210624
Thank you Lonnie Shearer for making it possible that some of the Johnson family could tour the S.P.P.A buildings this past Saturday August 5h.