Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Readers share their tractor towing experiences
by Sam Moore
The column a few weeks ago brought several responses about the fun experiences folks have had while towing or being towed on tractors. Here are two (somewhat edited for space) that I enjoyed.
Ernest Jones from Diamond, Ohio, wrote:
“The year was 1946 and I was a junior in high school, so we can establish at the outset that I am now an official old codger. In the spring of ’46 my father was recovering from hernia surgery, and since we were still farming with horses, his doctor took a dim view of his plans to plow the oats ground.
A good friend from near Homeworth came to our farm in Milton Township one day, bringing an Allis-Chalmers tractor with its single bottom plow. My father and our horses were very grateful for the friend’s loan and Dad proceeded to plow the acreage.