A cool North wind is starting to blow and the
leaves are starting to turn shades of orange and red.
We pulled out the 350 Utility Diesel and 350 Diesel rowcrop
and posed for a new cover page picture.
Inventory was updated on
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stayed away and all the corn is in and we set another farm
record at over 200 bu per acre.
Just added a couple of unique tractors: we
have a 350 Farmall Diesel Utility tractor with new tires and
lots of new parts, an unusual tractor that will be a
conversation piece. We also have a 450 Farmall with
oversize rear tires and wide front with flotation tires.
We just added a couple more videos of several
Farmall tractors and we also found several pieces of 2 point
Fasthitch equipment. Check out the accessory page for
hearing about friends and farmers that are getting Health
Insurance cancellation notices and we are recommending that
they look at Medical Sharing. One of the things
that has allowed us to enjoy this business is not
having to pay sky high medical insurance premiums. We
are part of the Samaritan Ministries Health Care sharing
We have been supporting other
Christians with our shares for
years now. If you are struggling with high medical
insurance premiums then you owe it to yourselves to check
them out. Click on their logo, check out their
information and see if it is something that will work for
you. It has been a blessing to us. Don't forget
to mention that you heard about Samaritan from Dick
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We have had
trucks rolling out of here every week with deliveries going
east and west, north and south. Just added a
sharp Farmall 450 diesel and an Allis D15. We have
projects lined up and requests queued up for the summer.
Our customers are keeping us busy and we are looking forward
to the summer tractor show season. Our customers make all this possible, thank you for your
Our tractor covers are made locally in a small volume shop
and we just posted a couple of pictures of a custom cover
that we made up for a local Ford Dealer. The cover
turned out very sharp.
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My wife and webmaster have been
after me to write a book about growing up in the 50's and
stories about the tractors and the good people that we have met in this
business over the previous 10 years. When it gets
finished you all will have a chance to purchase signed
copies off the website. Somehow I will have to find
time between mowing, working on tractors and enjoying life
to get the book written.
have added some new Farmall tractors for sale, my golf cart and moved some
additional tractors to the sold pages. We had a request
for a cover for a Porche tractor last month, we don't see
many of those in the fields. We have been
pretty busy so far this year and see more people starting
available from Chats Tractors. Popular replacement parts
for all major tractor brands. Including Allis, Case, Ford,
Massey Harris/ Ferguson , Avery/
Minneapolis Moline , White/ Oliver, Co-op/
Cockshutt. This book also includes a serial number
and year listing and where to locate serial numbers.
$8.00 plus $ 1 S&H.
If you have
been fortunate enough to have visited our farm when we
haven't been busy, you may have been shown the "museum" as
Bob calls it, over in Avon. The Museum has some of our
finest tractors from our personal collection, and we rarely
ever sell any of them. We have decided that it might
be nice to dedicate someplace on the website for our Museum.
So over the next few months we are going to start taking
pictures and documenting the history of our museum tractors.
Dick is getting motivated to get some more museum pictures,
they had several folks go through it during this year's
Spoon River Drive. We hope that when it is finished that you will enjoy these
tractors as much as we do.
Soon we will begin work on another 54
Farmall Super H. Just added a Farmall 560 Diesel
tractor to the Farmall page and also added our own John
Deere 4430 to the John Deere page, this tractor has been
serviced and is ready to be put to work. We have
a Farmall Super M priced for a quick sale, check the Farmall
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just added several John Deere and IH plows on the accessories page and we are
busy with more custom restorations than we have been in a
while. We have
a few un-restored Farmall Super MTA's and we just listed a few nice restored Farmall
Tractors on the Farmall page.
have contracted with a local shop to fabricate spoke wagon
wheels for our hay wagons. Check them out on the wagon
Our tractor covers are hand made
for Chat's Tractors locally by a good
friend so you get good quality and the satisfaction that
your purchase is helping a local business. We have had several repeat orders
for covers, and we think that you will be pleased with the
quality. We now have covers in Orange and Green
material and are starting to take orders for Christmas.
These make fine gifts for that hard to please tractor
the link to our tractor Cover Page
an Allis D-15 recently and have a video with before, during,
and after pictures. You will need a high speed
connection to view it but it might help give some insight
into our business. We just finished a second D15
Series II and you will find it on our Allis Chalmers page.
We also just finished a one owner Allis WD-45 tractor for a
family in Ohio and posted a video of the finished tractor on
the video page.
Allis Chalmers D-15 restoration
Farmall 130 restoration
Our Current Ebay Auctions !!
not offer financing but our webmaster is recommending
the Lending Club for personal and car loans. It is a
novel idea and certainly beats credit card rates. Here
is a link to their website.
They are currently giving lenders $25 for opening an account
so if you are now wanting a loan but looking for higher
interest check them out
still looking for another Super MTA
Diesel to restore, we like to always have a couple on hand and we
are down to just one. There is a backlog of work to be done before we can even
think about getting out in the fields again but we have one
eye on the almanac. Look for some new videos, my web
guy wants me to get some more taken and we will soon. We did
put out a page with several videos and we will try and add
out the video of the wide front Super MTA Diesel on the
Farmall page. This video was taken earlier in the year
but it gives you a detailed listing of the updates we
performed on this restoration.
Owning a finely restored tractor rekindles the
memories of the people that worked on those machines during
the 50's and 60's. Browse through our website and enjoy the
sites and sounds of these old tractors, and rekindle a memory or
our Tractor Video "Farming
in the 50's" in which we highlight several
of our tractors displayed with period equipment.
We got the video camera out again, watch the video of our 3
unusual prototype tractors:
3 tractors that were never made
Just click the link to the left to see our current Ebay
tractor auctions. Bob is selling his favorite Ford
Truck and we added it to the Truck page. It is a one
owner F350 Supercab Dually with towing package.
We have added some parts that we normally
have overstocked on the Allis and the Farmall page. It
will take us a few weeks to get them all added so bear with
us as we work through the kinks.
The tractors that you see on this site may be 50+
years old but they are in working condition and we take them
out once in a while to work the ground. Some of
the tractors that we have are rotated around our farm to plow, disk and
mow. We currently have over 50 tractors in
inventory, we think we have one of the finest selections around.
If you see a tractor on the site and would
like to see a video,
we can post video of any tractor listed but you will
need a fast connection and it takes at least 7 days for us
to get the video on the web site.
If you buy from us we
want you to be satisfied and we gladly will provide you with
a list of customers that have purchased one or more of our
fine tractors. We also have several pages with pictures of
tractors that we have sold, click
Tractors. Check it out, we get emails every week
from folks that recognize a friend or old acquaintance that
has purchased a tractor from us. When you see a tractor that you like on
the next page be sure and click on the tractor picture to
see additional images.
Thank you again for visiting our site.
Dick Chatterton 5117 E. Co. 17 Avon IL.61415
Bob Chatterton 1550
Tower Rd. Macomb IL61455 (309)833-5697
M - F 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Saturday by Appointment Only
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