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The Restoration of the Farmall 560 0The Restoration of the Farmall 560

Robert Nimocks II bought a 1958 Farmall 560 tractor in 1964 and its restoration is preserving family and farming history for generations to come.

Brad Robb

May 7, 2018

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After Bobby Nimocks' father got out of farming, the 1958 Farmall 560 tractor he bought used was put on the auction block and sold.

Bobby thought he would never see it again. After graduating from Mississippi State University and earning an MBA from Harvard, he became a successful international businessman whose journey took him far from the fields around Clarks Corner, Ark., where he grew up and fell in love with farming. 

He eventually sold a company he created and returned to Clarks Corner and his family roots.

After searching for the new owner of the Farmall 560, he finally found him in Hughes, Ark., but the owner did not want to sell.

Years later, Bobby heard the gentleman passed away, so he approached his widow about, once again, purchasing the old tractor - which had spent the last several years surrounded in hedgerow growth. 

Although she wanted a queen's ransom for it, Nimocks bought the tractor.

Long-time diesel mechanic Stan Sims was asked to restore the it to its original condition, and after 14 months of work, Sims delivered it to Nimocks on Thanksgiving, 2016. 

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