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Used tractors showcased during New York show

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A fire department in New York featured used tractors during a fundraiser.
A fire department in New York featured used tractors during a fundraiser.

Antique used tractors were celebrated during a recent event in Moravia, New York, during an event that doubled as a fundraiser for a fire department.

Auburn's The Citizen newspaper noted the older pieces of equipment helped raise money for the Long Hill Fire Department through concession sales. The tractor show, held at Owasco Airfield, featured games and prizes.

Karl Wilson was one of the people who brought a used tractor along. He restored the 1944 John Deere B once owned by his father, telling the newspaper the effort was based in sentiment.

"You get a certain enjoyment out of doing it," Wilson said. "You might curse at it, but it's very worth it."

Antique tractors are gaining in popularity, especially as more modern pieces of farm equipment are used to work fields. Many of those who take part in restoring old machines do so in an effort to connect modern Americans with how things used to be done.

These machines are often featured during events like the Long Hill Tractor Show or during state and county fairs.

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