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Used tractors on display at Maine farm equipment show

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A farm in Maine played host to used tractors.
A farm in Maine played host to used tractors.

While some used tractors still take to fields at farms across the country, others turn into showpieces that can wow festival goers.

According to the online edition of Maine's Seacoast newspaper, this year marked the 15th annual Eliot Antique Tractor and Engine Show. The event is presented by the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum and lasted for three days.

Along with varying pieces of old farm equipment, the show featured some models produced by John Deere. For example, George Milliken, who hails from Kittery Point, had his eye caught by a John Deere H owned by Chuck Strate.

"They're toys," Milliken told the paper. "I'm 75 years old. As you get older, the toys get bigger."

Some of the other pieces of equipment included an ice harvester and engines from the early part of the 20th century.

Farm equipment shows such as the one held in Maine are a common staple for rural communities across the country. The displays give people a chance to check out old machines and see how farming was done during a different era.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19911447-ADNFCR

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