Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring Tractor Restoration Project #3

Posted by Allyson

There's lots of work being done on the farm's tractors this spring as we get ready for the planting and growing season. In addition to the restoration of the Case tractors, volunteers Bob, Dick, Paul, and Scott are working on the farm's 1960s International tractor. The tractor was originally donated to the farm by the Society of the Divine Word in Techny, IL. The crew plans to focus their restorative efforts this spring on the back half of the tractor so that it can be used to pull the hay mower in the pastures once the grass starts to grow again. Also to note is that the tractor will be getting a new coat of International Red instead of yellow. There was a bit of a debate about which color to paint it, but red won out in the end.