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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1917.
AT FREMONT SHOW
Irte?national Harvester Com
pany to Have Every Type
of Modern Farm Power
Machinery on Hand.
As in former years, the Interna
tional Harvester company, pioneers
in the tractor field and one of the
largest exhibitors at each of the four
previous Fremont demonstrations,
will be capably represented in the
Fremont national power farming
demonstration this year.
Two weeks ahead of the demonstra
tion, F. W. Lewis, branch manager
ui the Omaha house, working in con
junction with C E. Haynie of the
Lincoln house, L. L. Lease of the
Crawford house and V. E. Flynn of
the Council Bluffs house, was on hand
at Fremont personally directing the
work of making the International ex
hibit the biggest and best ever.
"From every indication," said Mr.
Lewis, "there can be no doubt but
what Fremont will more, than justify
the confidence of those who saw fit
to restore to Fremont the honor of
having the one national power farm
ing demonstration." In the face of
the urgent need of adequate power
machinery the interest in the demon
stration is bound to be given added
impetus; the attendance of 100,000 last
year will be easily doubled and with
existing market conditions every
tractor available will be called on to
assist patriotic Nebraska farmers in
doing their bit. At last year's demon
stration 125 International tractors
were sold during the week and fiftjd
international tractors, every one
available, on hand at the Fremont
demonstration field for immediate de
livery will prove entirely inadequate
to meet this year's demand.
, Kerosene Tractors.
The full line of International Har
vester kerosene tractors to be shown
at Fremont this year includes the
Mogul 8-16, 10-20 and 12-25 horse
power sizes and the Titan 10-20 and
15-30 horse power sizes. The Mogul
10-20, a later development of the Mo
sul 8-16, the two-plow kerosene out
fit which made the hit of the year in
1916, and the Titan 15-30, a four-plow
tractor, much improved on last year's
model, represent additions to the In
ternational line since last year's dem
onstration. One of the innovations of the dem
onstration will be. the new Interna
tional motor cultivator to be shown
for the first time. This cultivator
is an entirely new departure. It con
sists of a motor attached to the frame
of a two-row pivot axle cultivator.
While cultivating the operator does
not have to watch the engine, which
is placed behind him, thus doing away
with the heat of the engine in ths
operator's face. The engine is steered
by the movement of the operator's
feet in the ordinary cultivation of the
corn. The motor drive wheels at the
rear of the gangs are locked in a
straight-ahead position, while the ma
chine is going down the field. At the
snd of the row the driver disengages
the lock turns the motor wheels to
right or left, as desired, and the entire
machine pivots on one cultivator
wheel, turning within its own length,
to resume its course down the next
two rows. By raising the cultivator
shovels, the machine can be used as
a power plant for most field work re
quiring not more than four good
Tractors Supplant .Torse.
Thousands of tractors in use on
American farms every day are fast
supplanting the horse, and with the
entry of efficient power machinery for
the cultivation of corn Dobbin is
rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
The tractor has fast developed ii.to
a general purpose machine and will
be demonstrated pulling harrows,
drills, spreaders, etc.
The International exhibit is pro
vided with every comfort for visitors;
ice water at the service of all, 15,000
International Harvester company
ruled canes, and representatives from
the Omaha, Lincoln. Council - Bluffs,
Crawford and St. Joseph houses to
take care of the wants of visitors.
A timely display of corn pickers and
corn binders, tractor parts, etc will
be included in the, big tent, and the
International Harvester Company
Express, a titan 10-20 tractor, pulling
three wagons, will haul spectators
from the headquarters to the demon
J. A. Everson. R. C Flodin and J.
E. Waggoner of the Chicago office of
the harvester company, as well as
other Chicago representatives, will be
present during the demonstration.
Watermelon Feast a Feature of the Show
True Tractor Tales
I have shredded for twenty years
and have never used any power equal
to my tractor. The result was the
engine never got away from my place.
I put in my entire crop of oats with
it, pulling three eight-foot discs
loaded to good work, aiter which I
cross-dragged it with a forty-foot
drag. The engine did its work with
apparent ease, traveling much faster
than horses would have done. I next
did my spring plowing for corn, using
a three-bottom fourteen-inch plow.
I chose three in place of four, believ
ing the engine would travel faster
and I could plow deeper.
My last stunt of importance was
when I shipped a load of hogs. My
neighbors were planting corn and did
not like to stop, but said I could have
their wagons. I put six wagons be
hind my tractor, pulling thirty big
hogs to Pioneer, running in high all
the way. I believe I could , have j
pulled the other five loads, which
were pulled with teams, without any
trouble. , j
I am now using it on my hay
loader and hoisting the hay into the
barn. I expect to pull two eight-foot
binders through harvest. Am trying
to study out a hitch.
My boys are 12 and 17 years old.
They have become quite expert as
engineers. The only trouble I have
is in deciding which shall stand at
the wheel. W. B. Weir, Pocahontas
I recently bought a tractor which
I like very well, Last fall I plowed
my ground, then harrowed, disced '
and drilled it to wheat. You can do
any kind of work with my tractor
that you can do with horses if prop
erly operated. Everyone can operr
ate It who can operate an automo
bile. The acreage and fuel expense
will depend on the depth of plowing
and kind of soil. I plowed about one
acre per hour five or six inches deep
in heavy black soil. I also dragged
one section of harrow behind the
plow. In breaking sod four or five
inches deep I made three-quarters of
an acre per houi The machine
works nicely in plowed ground, har
rowing or drilling. I pulled two
foflrteen-inch discs, wheat drills, and
can drill about, lour and one-half
acres per hour. A. W. Phipps, Cass
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OLIYER MEN COME
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Sixty Men From This Factory
; Will Be on Hand at Fre
1 mont to Demonstrate
' ; Their Plows.
The Oliver Chilled Plow works have
made far-reaching preparations to do
their share toward demonstrating the
use 6f modern tractor plows and other
tractor implements during the Fre
mont Tractor Show next week.
They will 6how between thirty and
forty Oliver tractor plows in field
work, also several tractor -disc har
rows, tractor drills and pulverizers.
Special demonstrations will be
made in preparing seed bed and seed
ing in one operation,, thus v saving
The big Oliver tent will be an in
teresting exhibit in itself. The actual
plow used by Daniel Webster will be
shown and a large art gallery of mod
ern methods in farming.
Fanners are invited to visit the Oli
ver tent and investigate new methods
of modern tractor farming. Experts
will be on hand at all times to explain
these matters of general interest.
New things in tractor machinery
will be shown in detail at the Oliver
New International Harvester Products
to be seen at the
4917 Fremont Tractor Demonstration
Intemfiona Motor Cultivator
A REMARKABLY efficient new motor cultivator
, and two new kerosene tractors, Mogul IQ-20
, and Titan 15-30, make up the International
Harvester showing of 1917 models at the Fremont
demonstration this year.
', The International Motor Cultivator is art entirely new
departure.; It consists of a motor attached to the frame of
a two-row pivot axle cultivator. While cultivating, the
operator does not have to watch the engine. The machine
is steered by the movement of the operator's feet in the
ordinary cultivation of the corn. The motor drive wheels
at the rear of the gangs are locked in a-straight-ahead
position while the machine is going down the field.
At the end of the row the driver disengages the lock,
rums the motor wheels to right or left, as desired, and
the entire machine pivots on ode cultivator wheel, turn
ing within its own length, to resume its course down the
next two rows. . , ,
By raising the cultivator teeth, this machine can be used
as a power plant for moat field work requiring not more
than four good horses. To see the International motor
cultivator in action is worth a trip to Fremont Don't
miss it : ' ;
Tftra 1S30-H. P.
The Mogul 1 0-20 is a later development of Mogul
8-16, the two-plow kerosene outfit which made the hit of
the year in 19 1 6. The 10-20 is the three-plow size of this
model and has two plowing speeds.
TheTiten 15-30, a four-plow tractor much improved
on last year's model, is the size and type for farms where
the fields are large and the belt work consists of running
good sized machines, such as threshers and huskers and
ahxeddera. This tractor is a desirable threshing engine
because it runs so steadily on variable loads.
The full line of International Harvester kerosene tractors to be shown at Fremont this
year includes the Mogul in 8-16, 10-20 and 12-25-H. P. sizes, and the Titan 10-20 and
I5-30-H. P. sizes.
Other International Harvester products which will he on exhibition at headquarters or in
t the field are the International motor cultivator, Peering and McCormick com pickers. Low Corn
King, Low Qoverieaf. and Low 20th Century manure spreaders, and a very complete line of
efficient tillage implements. '
Every farmer who attends this demonstration is cordially invited to visit the International
' headquarters tent Representatives will answer all your questions and see that you get full
information about any machine in which you may be interested.
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THE "Power-Farm America"
idea, which has developed in
to such a gigantic national
movement of recent years originated
and was promoted within the or
ganization of the TWENTIETH
CENTURY FARMER of Omaha.
Neb. ( (
Tractor farming was practically
unknown until the TWENTIETH
CENTURY FARMER, with . keen
foresight concentrated its
strength and influence behind the
tractor-farming idea several years
ago, and with unrelenting vigor
held its ideals before the public un
Jil a successful reality was achieved
and the tractor became probably
the most talked of farm machine.
The world's first public tractor
demonstration was helc1 at Omaha
in 1911 in connection with the
Omaha Land Show, which was con
ducted by the TWENTIETH CEN
TURY FARMER. Even this first
small event was a success and show
ed some of the strength and origin
ality of the organization back of it.
In 1913 the TWENTIETH CEN
TURY FARMER decided the time
was ripe to conduct a more compre
hensive demonstration, and the Na
tional Tractor Farminsr Demonstra
tion was promoted and held at Fre
mont, Neb. Success in big measure
crowned this effort although un
paralleled situations were met and
serious obstacles encountered. But
they were resourcefully met and
The 1914 event showed by its in
creased size, attendance and inter
est that the "Power-Farm America''
idea had taken deep root in the
central west. Many new tractors
were demonstrated and big sales
From Little Acorns
The 1915 demonstration was still
larger and more successful. Organ
izations in many other states, that
year, were caught in the rapidly
growing wave of , power-farming,
and many tractor demonstrations
were conducted in many states. Na
tional magazines began to give con
siderable attention to tractors. Prac
tically every farm paper in the
country had followed the lead of
the TWENTIETH CENTURY
FARMER and talked and boosted
tractors. A few publications even
changed their name and policy to
meet the changing conditions
brought about by the development
of this "Power-Farm America"
In 1916 this idea had developed
into a gigantic, national proposition
with more v thought and publicity
given to the tractor than any other
single farm machine. A mammoth
circuit of eight national tractor dem
onstrations in eight different states
was conducted. Each was a tre
mendous success, with Fremont,
Neb., leading by a big margin.
60,000 people in one day visited the
Fremont demonstration I Remark
able sales were made. Interest was
For 1917 all .of Tractordom will
gather at Fremont, Neb., in the one,
great, national tractor demonstra
tion for the year. It will be -the
world's greatest tractor event -far
surpassing all former tractor shows.
250,000 people will likely come to
ee this spectacular exhibition.
Where, among the farm papers
of America, is there a greater ex
ample of foresight, strength, orig
inality, sincerity and organization
than recounted above? Where has
another farm paper so successfully
i merchandised an idea nationally?
Twentieth Century Farmer
"The Power-Fanning Demonstration Paper"
, OMAHA, NEB.
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