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Labor day afternoon, 2011, old iron enthusiasts gathered near Delft, Minnesota to show off what their old iron could do. At one time there were 26 tractors totaling 67 bottoms, plowing the wheat field near U.S. Highway 71.
There were tractors of many brands turning over the earth in the wonderful late summer weather.
Trucks, trailers, cars and people were everywhere. It looked like a farm sale was on. Traffic on the highway slowed for folks to see the old iron at work.
My dad hooked the old Cockshutt onto an old 3 bottom to try it out.
There were two tractors on steel wheels plowing.
The biggest tractor there was a 3020 Deere.
Most of the tractors had been rebuilt and painted, but a few were unrestored.
When you lined them all up nose to tail the line was over a quarter of a mile long. They would plow a swath almost 90 feet wide when they all made a pass.
It was a fun day to talk old iron and remember why we don’t plow with these old tractors anymore.
Here’s a few more pictures of the day.
Old iron, gotta love it!
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