A 60-year-old restored tractor will go under the hammer at this weekend’s Laang Vintage Engine Rally.
The fully-restored 1940s McCormick Farmall Super A tractor has been donated by Warrnambool’s Ian Spikin and money raised from the auction and the gate takings will go to South West Healthcare’s palliative care unit in Warrnambool.
Organiser Brian Cockayne said the tractor had been restored by Mr Spikin’s late father Jim.
Comprehensive market research and field testing on a scale rarely seen before on an all-round Case IH tractor has driven the development of the newly-announced Farmall U Pro, a new tractor concept designed by Case IH engineers to meet the requirements of today’s mixed and arable farms.
During the tractor’s test phase, numerous European farmers were asked about their exact operating requirements. That was followed by customer clinics at which prototypes and concepts were tested early on for their practical feasibility.
THREE NODAWAY COUNTY FARMERS HELP BREAK WORLD RECORD
Steve and Pat Howard and JC Ware, all of Maryville, were a part of a Guinness World Record for a Parade of Classic Tractors that was held during the Nebraska State Fair this year. Steve drove his 1954 Farmall Super MTA; Pat had a 1957 Farmall 450 diesel, which was one of only two present; and Ware drove his 1954 Farmall Super MTA. The parade of 964 tractors broke the record of 745 classic tractors in an event in Germany in 2008. Thirty-one states were represented. The event was coordinated by RFD TV/Rural TV.
An elderly Frankfort man is recovering at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after his tractor flipped over Saturday morning.
Leslie J. Mitchell, 70, had just finished dumping some dirt at his McCann Lane home around 9:30 a.m. when his Farmall 1066 tractor started going backwards downhill, struck a tree and rolled over, pinning Mitchell underneath, his wife told responding Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies.
Now less than 4 weeks away. The show is Friday 4/6 and Saturday 4/7. Things can be brought in on Thursday. They don't have to be removed until Sunday although most everything will probably be cleared out on Saturday (Sunday is Easter).
Coming soon to FarmallCub.Com, a safety test and with a 100% correct score, the member will receive a special "Circle of Safety" award badge for their profile.
The goal of this test is to promote tractor safety among our community of Cub & Cadet enthusiasts. FarmallCub.Com believes that as the community of owners grows with younger generations, it is very important that these new owners have a firm understanding of how dangerous older tractors are compared to newer models with modern safety features.