Each of these Framed Collectibles feature a protective glass front, handsome oak frame, and autobiography of the artist on back dust cover. Each piece is personally signed by the artist and framed with a history of the tractor, or poem of your choice. Choose the history or poem from the drop down menu when ordering.
The pictures used in this web site must all be Lo-Res files so as to work on the internet. Although the images are not the high quality we are used to... the quality of our framed art is first class. We guarantee your 100% satisfaction.
All art images, histories and poems on this web site are Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer, 1983, 2014, with all rights reserved. Any reproduction of the images or copy from this web site is strictly prohibited by copyright law.
The Big Bud 747 is reported to be the largest farm tractor made in the 20th Century. This tractor was built in 1977, for a cost of $300,000. It was custom ordered by the Rossi Brothers, cotton farmers in Bakersfield, California, and built by Northern Manufacturing Co. in Havre, Montana. The Big Bud featured a 16-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine which originally produced 760 hp. Today this tractor is producing 900 hp. @ 1190 RPM. Big Bud measures 14' high, 20' wide, and 27' long with a 16' wheelbase. The tires are a massive 8' in diameter. The weight on this giant is a whopping 95,000 lbs. and when you add 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 150 gallons of hydraulic oil it is well over 100,000 lbs. The Big Bud is currently retired, but continues to be an amazing part of agricultural history. (Click on picture for more information and to order).Price of $79. Includes Framing.
All Rights Reserved, copyright by Edward C. Schaefer, 2014