The quality of this tractor was lacking. The original motor was a Wisconsin or Biggs & Stranton 8 horse it had been replaced. I replaced it with a 12 horse I had on hand. Modified many other areas that were lacking. and got it running
Mel just got this Ground Hog Garden Tractor. It was built in 1947 in Tacoma Washington for just three years, He is hoping to have it restored and in the parade in Ridgefield on the 4 of July
Some months back a friend of Alan Schurman’s, Dick King of Kelso,Washington State noticed a fire truck pedal car in a rack in Alan's museum that was restored. It was a very nice restoration, but Mr. King told Alan he thought he could make it even better.
A few days ago, it was returned and is shown in the pictures.
All custom made pieces and sporting a plaque dedicating it to Alan. Unfortunately, Alan passed away before he could see it.
Marcella (Alan’s widow) says it will never be for sale and will always have a place in her living room.
Article and photos submitted by Wayne Arbour.
A short tale from the desk of Wayne Arbour
Bill Cox passed away on Sunday May !7. He was a long time member of the club. He was employed at the Iron ranch and maintained the property. A hard working man of 85 years who was loves by a lot of our members. He will be missed. Obituary in the Columbian News Paper.
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