Antique tractors will be on display at the 2015 Empire Farm Days on August 11 to 13 at the Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, New York. The antique tractor display will feature four consecutive serial number Super MTA Farmall tractors.
“Finding two consecutively numbered tractors is a big deal in itself, four is mostly unheard of,” says Howard Hemminger, president of the Bellona International Harvester Antique Tractor Club.
Hemminger tells how the rare exhibit developed over nearly half a century.
“Marvin and Nancy Adams of Phelps, NY, owned one Super MTA and 44 years later found a consecutively numbered tractor at an auction. They restored them and brought them to Empire Farm Days in 2014. While walking through the exhibit they discovered a third-in-the-row owned by Jack Thompson of Marietta,” Hemminger explains, “then, in late December 2014, after reading a Red Power Magazine article on the tractor trio, Paul Dudley of Cato called to say he had the fourth.”
There will also be at least three 1940’s era International Harvester trucks at the Bellona International Harvester Antique Tractor Club exhibit.
The Old Iron Parade that travels the center of the showgrounds daily at 2pm showcases a mix of garden-size to large commercial production model tractors.
The three-day, 300-acre Empire Farm Days extravaganza also offers visitors an up-close look at new iron with all the latest farming equipment and vehicles on exhibit and working in field demonstrations.
The NYS FFA Tractor Driving Safety Contest will be held on Thursday, August 13 at the show. Ride and Drive experiences let visitors take wheel loaders, backhoes and skidsteers; four-wheelers and utility vehicles and skidsteers for a test run.
Featured photo caption: Left to right: Marvin and Nancy Adams aboard their two consecutive serial number 1954 Super MTA Farmalls and Jack Thompson with a third-in-the-row at the 2014 Empire Farm Days. The 2015 event that is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeastern U.S. will have a rare sequence of four of the 1954 tractors on exhibit at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, Seneca Falls, August 11-13. Photo: Howard Hemminger.