Antique tractors show their muscle


By Oliver Sanders - osanders@civitasmedia.com



One of the oldest tractors participating in the Preble County Fair antique tractor pull.


A farmer uses his antique tractor in the 2016 Preble County Fair antique tractor pull.


EATON — The 166th Preble County Fair hosted an Antique Tractor Pull event on Thursday, Aug. 12. This event was part of the weeklong county fair and included older farm tractors.

Eighteen vehicles participated in the pull, towing the sled at slower speeds of approximately five miles per hour. A good mix of John Deeres, Case-Internationals, Farmalls, and other tractors were on display at the event. No vehicles suffered any damage during the pulls, which means these antique machines will live on, a testament of their durability and strength.

Ralph Reese was the winner of the event, with a pull distance of 199.77 feet. He earned $150 for the victory. Second place winner was Duane Rissehman with a distance of 171.54, while Jim Rose was a close third place at 170.31. Jeff Tucker and Lloyd Lee rounded out the top five for the evening.

Derrick Vonderhaar ran the event for the Preble County Agricultural Society. He and the rest of the committee plan on hosting this event next year.

One of the oldest tractors participating in the Preble County Fair antique tractor pull.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_antique-pull-8.jpgOne of the oldest tractors participating in the Preble County Fair antique tractor pull.

A farmer uses his antique tractor in the 2016 Preble County Fair antique tractor pull.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_antique-pull.jpgA farmer uses his antique tractor in the 2016 Preble County Fair antique tractor pull.

By Oliver Sanders

osanders@civitasmedia.com

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH

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