The Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club (NMATC) hosted a Memorial Tractor Trek in July as a benefit for the Hospice of Aroosktook, a family care facility located in Houlton, Maine, according to the Bangor Daily News.
NMATC was able to raise more than $2,400 for the organization, as a member of the tractor club was able to attract more than $1,500 in pledges from local residents who had attended the benefit, the news source reported.
More than 35 club members drove their antique tractors 32 miles, starting and ending the procession at the Edwin Pelletier farm in Frenchville. The drivers took a brief break to stop at Martin's Motel where they enjoyed a coffee break that was sponsored by members of the hospice, reported the daily news.
The tractors ranged in size and year that they were made, as models from the 1930's through the 1960's were represented. John Deere vehicles were among the most prominent of the entire lot, according to the news source.
New models of John Deere tractors are available, including the recently released 7-R Series, the company's website reported.