July 29, 2011
Tractor flips killed 62 in Pa. in past decade
By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item
MIFFLINBURG — The tractor that flipped and killed Elmer I. Faust on Wednesday evening was an old Farmall C model with a tricycle front end, and “those can be dangerous,” said Jerry Hoover, of Hoover Tractor, Mifflinburg, which sells farm equipment.
Faust, a 71-year-old Rush Township resident, died when the tractor he was driving along a logging road hit a tree stump, rolled and pinned him underneath.
Tractors are king fair
By Rose Krebs, Staff writer
SPRINGFIELD — Joe Goodenough was pleased with the performance of his tractor during an exhibition pull at the Burlington County Farm Fair on Thursday.
The Northern Burlington Regional High School senior, who is president of his school’s Future Farmers of America chapter, was preparing to compete in the adult pull category Thursday night.
He was quite happy with his practice attempt of 269½ feet.
Newhall man killed in lawn mower accident
Posted July 22, 2011 8:10 am by Jeff Raasch/SourceMedia Group News
NEWHALL – Authorities said a Newhall man died Wednesday evening when a lawn mower he was riding rolled into a ditch.
Tim F. Mehlert, 55, died in the accident at his residence, 6863 25th Ave., according to the Benton County sheriff’s office. Deputies responded to the incident around 8:25 p.m. and found Mehlert trapped under a large riding lawn mower.
Enfield farmer killed in tractor accident
By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff
Posted July 18, 2011, at 4:50 p.m.
ENFIELD, Maine — An 84-year-old farmer was killed Sunday when he was crushed between a fallen tree and the steering column of his tractor after it backed into woods on his land on Dodlin Road, Maine State Police said Monday.
The body of Cassius Fall was found by a relative about an hour after the accident occurred at about 8 a.m., state police Trooper Matt Grant said.
ST. PAUL -- Matt McCarty of St. Paul stood up and jumped onto the seat of his tractor while Lewis Barth of Dannebrog leaned back over the back of his tractor with one arm stretched out.
"It's not as easy as it looks," said Jim Nelson, announcer for the tractor games at Grover Cleveland Alexander Days in St. Paul Saturday. About 20 tractor enthusiasts were entered into the balance beam event where they drove their tractors onto a trailer and balanced the trailer for a few seconds.
An 88-year-old man was killed Monday afternoon when his Farmall tractor rolled down a 30-foot embankment in front of his Old Salt Road farm in the town of Niles, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said August Komoroski was attempting to turn his Farmall tractor with a sickle-arm mower at the top of the embankment when the tractor rolled down the hill toward the road, pinning him underneath.
Fred and Rita Vergin of Loretto, northwest of the Twin Cities, understand the difficulties of finding white Farmall demonstrator tractors to purchase. They own all three models that were produced in 1950.
These tractors are rare. So rare, that the Vergins have never met another person that owns the models including the Farmall C, Farmall Cub and the Farmall Super A.
Setup for the 22nd annual National Red Power Roundup is under way at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds.
Already on Tuesday tractors were lined up facing Bridge Avenue at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds even though the National Red Power Roundup doesn’t officially start until Thursday. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune
The Roundup is a three-day summer show and is being hosted by Minnesota Chapter 15 of the International Harvester Collectors Club and will run from June 23-25.