March 25 - As spring is arriving slowly and field work starts-up, safety really needs to be our #1 goal to follow so we can come home to our family every night. Please take six (6) minutes to view this video. Stay aware how fast an accident can happen. I hear a lot of people tell me, "that sure was obvious that accident was going to happen." Next thing I hear is, "there was an accident in our industry." Come to find out.....the person oblivious to what was going to happen.
March 19 - The Upper Midwest A-C Club attended the Owatonna Farm show this past weekend.The booth was manned by Bob Paulson, Marlow Illg, Harlan Engelman, and Matt Wosmek. During this 3 day show we sold 397 raffle tickets and 3 memberships.
The Club also donated a TLW toy to their local FFA chapter to put on their auction and they received $90 for it.
"Thank you for your help and time to support the Upper Midwest A-C Club and the Orange Spectacular!"
March 11 - As we approach our Spring meeting we have some important club business to do. Up for re-election….. Board Member – Tom Foss and Board Member – Matt Wosmek will be seeking re-election.
Board Member Aaron Barneson and Board Member Joe Graunke, have decided to not seek re-election. If you are interested in running for one of the two (2) available board seats, please contact President Darrell Grams, Sr. and then send me your biography (email@example.com) so I can post it here so members can "get to know" you.
March 11 - Check our classified ads page, Bob Rodda has a D 21 for sale! Click on the link..... http://pub44.bravenet.com/classified/show.php?usernum=3711912145
February 24 - Do you have a family member which is going into college? Then you need to check out our Scholarship page....we have had no applicants yet! Any degree / major will be reviewed for the potential being awarded a $500.00 scholarship.
February 24 - If you have not had a chance to see this year's Toy....Look below....IT IS DIE CAST !!!!!!
January 17 - The Upper Midwest A-C Club has the DVD produced at the 25th Orange Spectacular in July of this year.
This DVD is now available! 25th Annual Orange Spectacular has hit the shelves and ready to ship!
This all Orange Power show was shot at the 25th Annual Orange Spectacular extravaganza in Hutchinson MN a few short months ago and its ready for your viewing. Presented by the Upper Midwest A-C Club and held on the McLeod County Fairgrounds, we showcase classic farm machinery from garden tractors to the D21 and more. Relive the sights and sounds of this fantastic event, including the dyno test and interviews with owners and attendees. A must-have for any A-C collectors library. 75 minutes
The DVD is $28.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
Please make out your check to the Upper Midwest AC Club with the correct amount. Send your check to Darrell Grams, 34420 State Hwy 25, Green Isle MN 55338.
Please allow a seven (7) to ten (10) days for delivery, they will be shipped in an approve USPS mailer.
January 17 - January 14, the board of directors met at the Rogers' Community Library of Rogers, MN. A brief summary of the business which was covered:
* Up for re-election….. Board Member – Tom Foss and Board Member – Matt Wosmek will be seeking re-election.
Board Member Aaron Barneson and Board Member Joe Graunke, have decided to not seek re-election. If you are interested in running for one of the two available board seats, please contact President Darrell Grams, Sr. and then send me your biography (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can post it here so members can "get to know" you.
* Vincent Tims will be demonstrating the adjustment of the front axle of a D series tractor during the 2017 Orange Spectacular seminar demonstrations.
* We are looking for stories to be printed in the 2017 Orange Spectacular Show Guide. PLEASE, take a few minutes and let us know about your collection, your talents, something which you find interesting. We are not asking for a page long story. Just a paragraph or two is sufficient.
* It was reported, Rich Martin - Chairman of the Toy Committee, has reported a D 14 with a chassis mounted cultivator. It will be a die cast unit...NOT resin. Many requests have been heard about the resin issues and we are going to try the die cast units. I will be passing on ideas of future models, as listed on our forum and other requests I have received. We need your voices to be heard. We need your input, you are what makes the Upper Midwest A-C Club and the future of the Orange Spectacular.
* Next membership meeting...NEW LOCATION!!! April 8, 2017 – Historical Society-Museum (380 School Rd NW, Hutchinson, MN). Lunch at 12 Noon...Meeting at 1:00 p.m.
January 8, 2017 - We hope everyone had safe travels along with a great and rememberable Christmas with your family and friends.
It's been cold, then warm, then cold out, and it's to get warmer this coming week, but look at it as the Orange Spectacular will be here before you know it....the days are getting longer...summer is coming!!!
Our annual spring meeting will be coming up in April. Let's start thinking about participating and becoming more part of the Upper Midwest A-C Club. You can become an important part of the decision making process by becoming a board member. Our present directors are willing to continue another three (3) years of service.
Spring of 2017 – Up for re-election….. Board member - Joe Graunke,
Board member – Tom Foss
Board member – Matt Wosmek
There will be a board position opening as Aaron Barneson has decided to not seek re-election. If you are interested, please contact President Darrell Grams, Sr. and then send me your biography (email@example.com) so I can post it here so members can "get to know" you.
December 11 - No news to report
December 6 - A sad in history today.....Allis Chalmers closes the doors - December 6, 1985......
November 20 - Of the 25 DVD'S the club received 9 were given to board members, 8 were sold at the banquet, and 8 remain for sale. A list was started for anyone to order them and a list will keep the list until we get a number of them to order. The CD's are available for $22.00 and call Darrell Grams at (612) 280-3397 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 11 - I got this emailed to me...I have an Allis Chalmers Model 66 All-Crop Harvester. We have used it the last 6 years or so to harvest our small grain crops of a few acres. This machine works and runs well. We are moving out of the country and cannot take this with us. I need to sell this machine and it would be a travesty if some scrap iron guy purchased this as scrap. I am hoping that I can find a good home for this. I would consider any reasonable offer.
If you are able to spread the word to find a good buyer and home, it would be greatly appreciated. Anyone interested can email or call me at home (leave message). I am located near Glenwood MN.
Richard Olsen 320/634-4750