Retired farmers drive antique tractors to Joe’s on Main
By Elizabeth Sias
It wasn’t a quick trip, but a group of retired farmers drove their restored antique tractors into town Thursday morning to enjoy a bite to eat at Joe’s on Main.
Driving at about 10 miles per hour, a dozen men and one woman traveled from their homes in the Dalbo area, leaving around 10 a.m. in order to get to Joe’s by noon.
“You get to see a lot of scenery you don’t get to see when you’re driving 50 miles per hour,” Roger Larson said.
They try to meet for lunch about once a month, but haven’t driven their tractors to Joe’s since last summer.
Meeting up offers the retirees a chance to catch up and “talk tractors,” Bob Putz said.
The tractors included a 1949 77 Oliver with Serial No. 2 and a 1940 R Minneapolis Moline.