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Local farmers set to show off antique tractors at caravan

Friday, August 3, 2012

Elmer Kenkel of New Hamburg fuels the WD45 Allis-Chalmers tractor his wife Glenda Kenkel will drive during a 23-mile antique tractor ride set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Scott County. Forty-five area farmers plan to drive antique tractors in the ride.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

NEW HAMBURG -- A caravan of nearly 50 antique tractors will putt along a 23-mile route Saturday in Scott County.

"We're going to have all kinds of sizes shapes and colors," said ride organizer and farmer Elmer Kenkel of New Hamburg, who will drive a 730 Case tractor in the ride.

The open-cab tractors will be driven by area farmers -- many of whom will be driving tractors that have been in their families for generations. Among the models and brands slated to be featured are John Deere, Farmall, Ford and Minneapolis Moline.

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