Ted Billups' Collection

The Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club is proud to claim Ted and Delores Billips as members. Have you ever known someone who is easy to love? Ted and Delores are that kind of people. Stop by Grangville, Idaho and let Ted show you his private tractor museum and you'll never regret it. Ted fills his low key delivery with rib-tickling wit.

Ted's restorations are first class. No junk is allowed in his museum! On the walls behind many of his tractors you'll see pictures of the "before" piles of junk that Ted transformed into great showpieces.

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Here is Ted and Delores on their unusual Buckeye Trundar crawler. If you have any information on this tractor, Ted would certainly appreciate it if you'd get in touch with him.

It had no hood or radiator when he got it; and, without any information, Ted had no idea of what it should look like. So, it ended up with a Cletrac radiator. Of course, the fabricated hood had to carry the same lines.

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Ted's museum houses a number of tractors owned by others. Here, you see Ray Coon's beautiful Rumely at the club's 2000 autumn picnic, hosted by Ted and Delores

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For the autumn picnic, Ted and his helpers from Bell Equipment park the wheel tractors outside to make room for all the food tables. Here are a few of them. The crawler tractors stay inside. There's plenty of room without having to jockey them around.

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How many of these old Wisconsin engines do you think are still around? Not many. But, when the Buckeye Trundar's original engine turned out to be a tough one to restore, somebody came up with this one. It bolted in, perfectly. It's a bit shorter than the original, but it certainly looks at home, here.

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