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lennart 387513 1 Pictures from yesterday's farming either
Pictures from yesterday's farming
I have som paper pictures from old yesterday's farming and i have scanned them to my computer. The first are photographed with an old bellow-camera, then comes Instamatic, and last modern 35 mm cameras. In the 80's i used to take dias, so i have no pictures from that era. This first picture shows my fathers BM 36 ploughing. The year is 1968. The plough i think is a 2 furrow Kverneland Hydrein.
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This is our MF 35 harvesting with a pull-type combine manufactured by Aktiv in Sweden. 5 feet header. This picture is also from 1968 and then our farm had 25 hectars, mostly grass for the cows.
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Nice combiner! I like to work with that kind of machine once!
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Here is another picture of the combine with me sitting on the draw bar. Luckily the PTO is disengaged, otherwise I have not been older than 5 years....:-(
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In 1969 we sold the cows and increased the pig hold. No grass - only grain production. Thus we needed a bigger tractor and changed the BM 36 to a BM 350, I think it was from 1964. Still the 2 furrow Kverneland plough.
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Here is another picture of the BM 350 with me in the seat. Only seven years old I was to small to drive the 350, the MF 35 was far more easy to drive. The harrow is an Tive 4.2 meters wide. Tive is a swedish brand and now a part of Kongskilde/Överum.

Michiel, it was a nice and modern combine back in late sixties. Probably is most of this type turned to scrap or rust so I dont think it will be easy to find one in good shape!
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Good stuff Lennart :-)

Always good to see some older pics & older gear. Good work!
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As the grain production increased the demand for a bigger combine lead to that the pull-type combine was changed out 1970 for a self propelled BM Volvo/Aktiv 800 with 8 feet header and app. 50 hp motor. This type of combine was manufactured from 1966 to 1985.
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Here the combine is unloading into a 5 tonne trailer towed by the BM 350. We still uses this trailer for simple easy transportation tasks.
I think the grain is oats, i'm not certain due to the bad Instamatic quality of the picture. In the early seventies we only grew barley and oats for the pigs, and some peas for delivery to pet-food factory.
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Here is my father discing stubble with the BM 350 and a hired JD disc.

Tas - thank you:-)
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In Sweden the seventies were good times for farming. 1973 traded my father the BM 350 against a David Brown 1212. Here ploughing with a 3 furrow Kverneland Stenomat bought a few years earlier. This was an enourmus improvement of comfort; tight cabin with heater, 4-speed PS (Hydra shift) and hydrostatic stering. I was ten at the time, and drove the 1212 easily!:-D
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Here is a better picture of the David Brown 1212 with me behind the steering wheel. In Sweden the tractor had a cabin made by Klippan, I think you can se similar cabins in Denmark and Finland to. In difference from other countries the cabin were red. Dont ask me why!
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Here is one more picture of our MF 35. The loader is of the swedish brand Ilsbo (Ilsbo became Bergsjö, then Trima, now a Ålö company). The loader has no hydraulic tilt, just a rope and a hank/feather! The sprayer is a Hardi, 10 meters i think?
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1975 had the MF35 to leave the farm for a brand new Volvo BM 430 with a Ålö Qicke 3000 loader. If the step from BM 350 to DB 1212 was big, this was even bigger! Especially the loader. This picture was taken the day of the arrival to the farm!
This will be the last for today, will post further pictires another day when I have the time:-)
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It's nice to have memorries from past times... I have maybe 3-4 photos of me in farming jobs, and I regret it today...

I was at my colegue one day, and he has a lot of old pictures, and all his machinery on them. he was young then also, but he has some memorries, but I have barly some :-(

Just keep on posting! Good work!

Best regards from Croatia.
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Nice pics Lennart, as u said u probably won't find a pull-type combine that old in good shape, but here in Canada and the US there are still some pull-types around, we own one, and harvest our beans with it, works better than a normal combine for beans.
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Used to be popular in Aus 2 Rony but not many around now.
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Yes that's true. In Finland they use both Sekura and Klippan cabins. And i have seen red cabins in Finland too. Nice photos indeed.
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beautifull pictures, keep them coming
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Very nice pics!
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My father used to work in Morgongåva where your harvesters where made. And that 1212 great tractor we had 990 and 885.
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very nice pictures:-)
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Thank you for all inspiring comments!

Here we have the year of 1976 and a new combine comes to the farm. The Aktiv has been too small and is replaced by a Clayson 1520 with 10 feet header. It was completed with a cabin in the mid 80's.

This combine were in our ownership until I sold it four years ago, and I think it is still in good shape. During our ownership we never made any big repair, the most advanced was to repair the straw chopper because of unbalance.

The farm has grown to 31 hectares and my father raised 300 pigs each year and produced eggs from 1.500 hens (stable for hens to the right).
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In the 80's we did a lot of drainage work. This picture showed a contractors equipment. The drainage trencher is mounted on a Ford 5000 eqipeed whith double gear boxes to reduce speed and half-tracks (iron). I think this was a chain trencher and thus it was problems with stones in the soil. This is why the backhoe are present and it is a JCB 3 CX 4.

This is the only paper picture I've got from the 80's. Maybe one day i will scan my dias, then it comes more, but I am unsure how to do, is there anyone who got some pic. I have seen some dia-scanners, but i think they are to expensive.
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During the end of the 80's and until 1994 I worked as an engineer in a wind energy enterprise. I was working as project manager of a development wind turbine. Above is a picture i caught at a beutiful sunset of the 2 bladed 250 kW wind mill. I will post further pictures in the future of this wind mill.

1990 retired my father partly and I was in charge of the field production, two years later he sold the sows and ended up the egg-production. I took over the production of slaughter pigs with purchased piglets.
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