OLD TIME TRACTOR PULLING
By Alan Dixon
|The Brown County Old Time Tractor Association
has been coming to Andover for the James
Valley Threshing Show for over 20 years.
They began their organization over 25 years
The tractor pullers would like the tractors
to be about 50 years old or older, and they
have nine different weight classes. They
pull about 80-90 hooks during one show, which
accounts for about 40-50 tractors. Sometimes
one tractor can pull in two different weight
classes. Sometimes they let the steam engine
tractors pull for an exhibition, and the
crowd always enjoys seeing them big engines
smoke (pull hard).
The Brown County Old Time Tractor
does 8-10 tractor pull shows
during the year,
including the annual James Valley
Kids have their own tractor pull too, held
beside the Toy Chest.
|Spectators gather on the left side of the
Show Field to watch the competition and cheer
on their favorites. The grandstand fills
quickly but everyone finds a spot.
|Women compete in this sport on an equal footing
and often win. Never underestimate
of a woman!
Continue to the Spectacular Night Time Spark Show
See you at the Show!