While some people may set aside their antique used tractors, others try to take them out to make sure a connection is maintained with farming's past.
The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported recently that people from the Antique Acres nonprofit organization used a 1939 John Deere B tractor when harvesting 10 acres of oats in Iowa. Tony French owns the used tractor along with the grain binder produced by the company that was employed during the demonstration.
According to the report, the harvest efforts were done to practice for August's Antique Acres' Old Time Power Show. In all, 10 acres were taken care of by members of the group and the John Deere equipment.
"A lot of people stop and ask what's going on," French said to the Courier. "People are interested, so hopefully they'll come to the show."
According to the Antique Acres' website, the Old Time Power Show will be held for three days starting on August 20. It also hosts other events, including a flea market and days for field work.