Saw an Oliver
77 standard on a trailer yesterday on interstate 80 in Illinois. Best looking tractors ever in my mind were the Ollie’s 66,77,88.
My grandpa farmed with horses, never owned a tractor. My dad hauled a lot of coal, firewood, and whatever else with a sledge in winter in the late 30s and early 40s. His favorite horses were Belgians.
It’s pretty common in eastern and southern iowa to see Amish and Mennonite farmers using horse drawn implements when you’re in their areas. Nothing like seeing them plow with a good looking hitch in the spring.
At several eastern Iowa parks there are hitching rails near the picnic areas and designated horse and buggy parking. I wear an Amish made belt. No electrical
cord on it but it keeps my pants up.