Restoration

150 Case Part 5 – The 150 Case Must Perform

150 Case Part 5 - The 150 Case Must Perform

By Kory Anderson Tuesday, September 4th – 3:00 pm After previous issues with the intermediate gear seizing onto the steel hub and a failed plowing attempt with the 12 bottom plow only 3 days remained until show time, I knew we were out of time to find a solution in the field that would allow…

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150 Case Part 4 – The Road to Andover

150 Case Part 4 - The Road to Andover

By Kory Anderson It has been a hard pull all summer working seven days a week to get the 150 Case assembled and the final parts cast and machined. I was blessed with a great team to help get the job done and a number of friends who came out to help as needed. We lit the first match on 8/18/18…

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150 Case Part 3 – Coming Together

150 Case Part 3 - Coming Together

By Kory Anderson We’ve been running the governors balls out the last two months continuing to design and cast parts, finish machining, painting and bringing it all together in the assembly process. We powder coated the rear wheels at one of our equipment manufacturing facilities HORSCH LLC, in Mapleton, ND. The process starts with a…

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150 Case Part 2 – Building a Giant

150 Case Part 2 - Building a Giant

We have achieved some major milestones in the first four months of 2018 to keep on track for our debut deadline on September 7, 2018. We have cast a great majority of the parts at the foundry and I’ve been making runs every few weeks to Gary Bradley’s in Sheridan, WY to keep up with…

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150 Case Part 1 – Realizing the Dream

150 Case Part 1 - Realizing the Dream

I was just 10 years old when I first met George W. Hedtke of Davis Junction, IL. He arrived at our place in Andover, SD driving an old flat deck truck carrying the remains of the largest steam traction engine boiler I had ever seen. He was staying with us for a couple days before…

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