The 47th annual Threshermen & Collectors Show will celebrate 175 years of Case. Show dates are Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 10 through 13.
The show will host Case enthusiasts from all over and will be the base for the summer shows of the following organizations:
J.I. Case Collectors Association– learn more at www.jicasecollector.com
The International J.I. Case Heritage Foundation, Inc.– learn more at www.caseheritage.org.
The Missouri Screamin Eagles–learn more at http://missouriscreamineagles.com
The Northland Case Collectors and the Mid-Iowa Case Collectors, The Mid-Iowa Case Collectors, Illinois Case Collectors and the Heartland Case Collectors.
Members from the collectors clubs are discussing ideas to make the 175th anniversary celebration special. Some of the ideas include a display showing the 175 year evolution of Case, seminars, Ladies of Steam and special guests and a banquet and other get-togethers. Watch for announcements as plans become finalized. If you are a Case enthusiast, remember to register your exhibits early!
Be a part of history! Sign up to be a part of the daily demonstration, "Experience the Evolution In the Field." This demonstration will compare the Case generations of tractors and implements doing the typical farming activities. This includes plowing, discing, planting, seeding, combining and baling, PLUS much more! Imagine seeing the generations from steam power to today's newest technology working in the field together! We need Case participants with tractors and/or implements to participate. The event will take place each afternoon, Friday through Sunday. To participate, call Lynn at 712-358-2472 or Duane at 712-358-0613 and be sure to register your exhibit on this site.
Coming to the 2017 show will be this 1912 Case 110 Horsepower Steam Tractor. It is owned by Jerred Ruble of Hanlontown, Iowa. According to Case, this was the "giant" size steam tractor. It was designed for use on big farms and ranches where the demand was for big power to haul the 10 and 12-bottom gang plows. It could carry 1945 lbs. of bituminous coal in the fuel bunker and 366 gallons of water in its water tank. The rear wheels have a diameter of 84 inches and the front wheels a diameter of 53 inches. The distance between axles is over 12 feet and at normal speed it could go 2.37 MPH. This is a big engine that you will want to see working out in the field.
Rachel Greene and her children Jered, Noah and Hannah carry on the family tradition started by their father, Kevin Greene, now deceased. Their 1918 50 HP Case steam engine made its first appearance at the show in 1992 and has been the only Case engine to exhibit each year since. Visitors to the show have likely seen the engine powering the saw mill or a threshing machine.
Ethan Lenz of Manson, Iowa will exhibit this 1913 20-40 Case at this year's show. It made its first appearance at the show in 1999 and has returned every year since. He will also exhibit a rare 1917 Model 12-25 Case that is all original. We're thankful to Ethan and all of the exhibitors who take the time and effort to exhibit at our annual show!
Harold and Ann Musolf will make their way from Seattle, Wash. to attend the 175th Anniversary of J.I. Case. They will bring this beautiful 1913 Case 40-horse touring car which was at our show in 2011. They also plan to bring a 1912 40-horse in black. Ann says hers is the white one and Harold's is the black one. Visit with the Musolf and see their beautiful, rare Case automobiles while attending this year's show Aug. 10-13!
Check out this 1912 Case 30-60 horsepower tractor which will be exibited during the 2017 show. It is owned by Dennis Powers of Boone, Iowa. He did a complete restoration and the tractor made its first showing at the Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in 2006. This was the first gas tractor in the Case line. Its power unit is a two-cylinder engine with a 10-inch bore and a 12-inch stroke. Normal speed was 350 RPMs. Only 493 of these tractors were built. Come and see it Aug. 10-13, 2017.
2018 will bring in enthusiasts of Ford as we host the national Ford-Fordson Collectors for their summer show.
For 2019, we will feature all lines of Massey and host the Iowa Massey Collectors Association.
In 2022, the Minneapolis-Moline Collectors will return for their summer show.
If you are bringing a “CASE 175th Anniversary” exhibit to display in the feature area, register here.
All other exhibitors, please register here.
Memberships to the Association are a great value! Your season pass is included with your annual dues! A couples membership is just $35 and includes two season passes. A single membership is just $25 and includes one season pass. For more details, click here.
We are a 501c(3) organization with the show operated by volunteers. Donations can be designated for specific areas, such as the land fund, or will go into the general operations fund. All donations are tax deductible.