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Plow days set for July 28 in Alvordton

On Saturday July 28, 2018 in a wheat stubble field on the east edge of Alvordton, Ohio, antique tractors of all types will arrive with moldboard plows in tow as well as “antique” farmers will arrive with grandchildren in tow. Massey Harris tractors of all sizes will arrive and tractor enthusiasts as well as nostalgia seekers will come to “see how we used to do it.”

The Annual Plow Days Event is hosted by the Alvordton-Millcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department in cooperation with Kunkle Farms LLC and Darin Meyers Farms.

This year’s event will feature big power and big iron with not one, but two Big Bud tractors. Featured tractors will be a 650-50 Big Bud, one of only 5 Ag models produced and the only remaining in the United States pulling a DMI 21 bottom hydra-flex moldboard ploy, the largest moldboard plow ever produced. Also featured will be a 525-50 Big Bud, pulling an 18 bottom Will-Rich plow, also the largest model produced by the company. Antique tractor owners are invited to participate with tractors 40 years old or older and plows suited to fit the horsepower

The Massey Harris Collectors Association will be holding their national meeting at the event, with all models of Massey Harris tractors welcome.

The Alvordton-Millcreek Township Firefighters will be providing their delicious open pit barbecue chicken dinners starting at noon. Registration for the event starts at 10AM with plowing beginning at 11AM. Alvordton is located on US Route 20 between Angola, Indiana and Toledo, Ohio. Additional information can be obtained by calling event coordinator Don Kunkle at 419-553-9523.

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