A used tractor from the early part of the last century may still find some action in the modern world.
According to California's Tehama County Daily News, a number of used tractors were on display during a recent event put on by the Nor-Cal Antique Tractor and Engine Club. The Spring Gas Up occurred recently in Ridgeway Park and featured farm equipment from the beginning decades of the 20th century.
Bob Hunt is the member of a local tractor association who was in attendance. He told the paper that looking at old equipment from the past can give the people of today an idea of how earlier generations used to live.
In fact, trying to forge a connection with the past is the goal of used tractor shows across the country. Looking at older pieces of farm equipment may allow people to further appreciate the benefits afforded by modern technology, including GPS-guided machines that are accurate to the inch.
Still, modern conveniences may not be enough to overcome old adversaries, including weather. Like last spring, this year's planting season may prove difficult for some farmers as rains and winter snowfall have left fields difficult to navigate.