Here’s a local custom applicator hitting it big with his Blu-Jet Legacy Toolbar configured for StripTill application.
Strip-Till Farmer Interviewed BLU-JET Strip-Tiller Joey Hanson Recently About His Experiences While Custom Strip-Tilling About 20,000 Acres in the Last Five Years. You can Find the Article Below.
Winter Games 2018 is happening this weekend in Okoboji, IA. We will be helping out on the ice with a ChuckWagon in the truck and will have some hot dogs getting cooked up. Stop by to see us!
The adoption of no-till and other conservation tillage practices help keep significant amounts of crop residue on the soil surface, which can create some management challenges.
End of the Year Special:
Purchase a tractor on or before December 31, 2017 and receive a Cultivator set (front C-tine OR S-tine Cultivator and Rear toolbar w/sw...eeps) FREE. This offer can not be changed out for different implements. Signed quotes and half payment will need to be made on or before December 31, 2017 with delivery scheduled in the new year.
Did you know that there is a Tuff-bilt II tractor made?
The one and only Tuff-bilt II tractor made was put on display at the annual Steam, Antique Tractor and ...Gas Engine Expo in Cumming Georgia at the Cumming Fairgrounds November 10, 2017. Jim Dean of Forsyth County News did an awesome article the I have copied below for anyone who would like to read about it..
Lost and Found: A tractor’s tale
Photos by Jim Dean Forsyth County News
Larry Jones backs his Tuff-Bilt II tractor out of the storage building where he keeps it. Right, The serial number plate simply says TT-1, leaving little doubt that this is the first one built.
By Jim Dean
In the collecting world, when you have something with a serial number that only has a single digit, you know you’ve got something special.
“I’d heard the myth, but nobody was real sure this tractor existed” is how Larry Jones starts the tale of the most unique tractor he owns, which is a homegrown legend.
In 1974, local resident Bud Thomas designed and built a unique tractor, calling it the Thomas-Bilt tractor.
The tractor had its engine in the rear, making it very stable, and allowing the operator to look straight down and watch the implement.
A year later, the company was sold to another local owner, and production of a modified design expanded. The new company, Tri-Tractor Manufacturing, built what they now called the Tuff-Bilt Tractor in a plant on Dahlonega Highway from 1975 through 1989.
“I think it was the best gar- den tractor ever built,” Jones said.
The story doesn’t end there. Spurred on by a request for a “normal” tractor, the company designed a front engine tractor, naming it the Tuff-Bilt II. “They’d been asked to build one with the motor in the front that looked like a tractor,” Jones said. But the new design wasn’t what they wanted, so the idea was scrapped after only one Tuff-Bilt II was built.
The design and manufacturing rights to the original Tuff- Bilt Tractor were sold, and Tuff-Bilt II, the only one ever made, was lost to history. Then, Jones heard about it from his son, who had found the tractor in a local barn, and brought it home.
“When I saw the serial number plate, I knew it was real,” he said. Jones said he’s done a little work to get the tractor running, but that he doesn’t plan on restoring it completely. “I think folks like it the way it is, with a little rust, and not quite perfect,” he said