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Fred Etnier’s 9-18B Case Industrial

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  • March 24, 2018

In 1958, I bought this little 9-18 Industrial at Greenfield, Iowa, from a fraternity brother named Hansen. His father had been a Case dealer there. With his father’s passing, Mr. Hansen said he would like to sell his dad’s old tractor. It had been stored in a shed on the family farm northeast of Greenfield for many years. I made an offer, bought it and brought it to Indianola. I believe it is one the first Industrial models built at Racine. My father also operated a Case dealership there. He and the shop mechanics looked the old tractor over and […]

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Paul Roback’s Model R Case

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  • March 17, 2018

My dad, Paul, and my grandfather Bill Roback started collecting tractors around 1972. It all began when they restored a Model C Case together, which granddad had bought new. We still have the tractor. Grandpa used the tractor to do custom combining. As the years rolled by, dad decided he would like to have an unstyled Model R to restore. In the spring of 2007, our friend — the late Billy Overturf at Oak, Nebraska — called and told dad that he had plans of selling his Model R on an upcoming auction but would not list it if we […]

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