This last weekend was our local antique tractor show. Due to poor management and very poor treatment of exhibitors it has gotten smaller every year to the point where it is now only a two day show. The tractor pull is gone. There are no flywheel engines because when they pop, it makes too much noise. Basically the show is dying.
I always maintain and take 6 Moline tractors out for a local widow. She lost her husband back in '04 and I make sure her EZ-GO golf cart that is painted like a Moline is there for her to get around on. She is roughly 80 years young and can't climb upon the tractors like she used to.
This year they featured Massey - Harris - Ferguson and all related equipment. Sunday evening when I was out to the show grounds to put the Molines away for another 363 day sleep I saw the president of the club. I don't attend the show itself if I can find ANYTHING else to do so I asked him how many Massey related tractors they had. He too quickly responded "4" but then stated they might just stop having a feature because when they have "off brand" features they don't get many.
I wonder if they had any feature tractors.
I once again offered the suggestion of a garden tractor feature. This idea of mine has been met with serious resistance before by an officer of the club but this guy seemed to be much more level headed.
Or so I thought.
His exact words were: "thats not an agricultural exhibit"
He is too young, as am I, to remember the victory gardens of WWII but this guy is a farmer!
With that "logic" you guys that garden or actually use your little tractors for anything but mowing need to stop at once. Those "lawn mowers" weren't designed for plowing and/or cultivating.