This is indeed heart breaking news and my sympathies go out to his wife Noelle, his family, and friends. I was shocked when I received the email reporting his untimely death and the tragic way it occurred. My heart and prayers go out to them.
Please, EVERYONE, be careful when enjoying these great old tractors. This underscores the need to always be vigilant in safe operations of older equipment. It requires each of us to be the safety devices that protect us and never fall into that complacency trap of feeling like we are always in control of the equipment.
I'm feeling the loss of a good friend,