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A taste of yesteryear The Vintage Tractor Parade is one of the most popular events on the Elmore Field Days calendar. People of all ages enjoy checking out the old style machines that are still in working order. The Lockington and District Living Heritage Complex will have at least eight tractors on display at the three-day event. President Joe Chappel said one of the oldest was a HV McKay 5ft Harvester built in Sunshine in 1910. “It was pulled by four to six horses,” Mr Chappel said. “10 acres could be harvested in a good day.” There will three American built tractors, a 1924 John Deere D 15–27 spoker 15 drawbar HP with two speed transmission, a 1951 John Deere D 40hp with three speed transmission and a 1935 McCormick Deering W30. A circa 1945 Fordson E27N 27hp built in the United Kingdom and a
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1958 Lanz Bulldog D6016 60hp from Germany will also be on display. While two Australian machines will take centre stage including a circa 1950 Chamberlain 55KA 55hp, an upgraded model of the 40K, plus a late 1950s Chamberlain Super 90 72hp ﬁtted with a GM two stroke engine. “These tractors are shedded at the Heritage Complex in Lockington,” Mr Chappel said. “There is much more than just tractors to see at the complex such as memorabilia going back to the early 1900s clothes, a restored cable tram, a steam wagon and much more.” For more information head along to the Vintage Tractor Parade display site or visit the complex in Lockington, open from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays or call 54862515 for an appointment.