After severe flooding damaged a Northeast Australia state earlier this year and late last year, a John Deere dealership donated a tractor to one city's recovery effort, according to a published report.
Toowoomba's recovery will be that much easier after mayor Peter Taylor accepted the tractor keys from Jason Jones, manager of Vanderfield Toowoomba, the Toowoomba Chronicle reported. Queensland is in Northeast Australia; Toowoomba is in Southeast Queensland.
Taylor was not at a loss to describe how valuable and helpful the John Deere tractor will be.
"This is an outstanding contribution by one of our leading machinery dealers to the ongoing flood recovery work," the mayor said. "Initially, the tractor will be used to clear rubbish and debris which was washed into Toowoomba's creeks during the January 10 flooding."
As a result of severe flooding that harmed many Northeast Australia industries like sugar, cotton and beef, the region stands to benefit from the tractor donation. John Deere Gators might also assist with recovery efforts on the flood-damaged Australian landscape. Once the planting season begins, John Deere planters could make a significant contribution.
"There are rocks, branches and other items that need to be removed from the creeks and surrounding areas," the mayor said. "This tractor’s low profile means it is suited to bucket work along the creeks."