If you haven’t bought a 2017 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days commemorative toy yet, you still have time to get one if you hurry. This year’s toy is a replica of the Gehl 800 pull-type forage harvester, which was made in West Bend from 1975 to 1985.
“We had 1,000 of them made for the show, and we have close to 800 sold,” says Dale Swoboda, chairman of the 2017 WFTD Toy Committee in Kewaunee County. “It’s the first time a Gehl model has been made as a WFTD toy, so there is a lot of interest.”
The toy comes with a two-row corn head and a hay head. “They are interchangeable and clip on,” Swoboda explains. “The box is a commemorative box with the Gehl history, a little bit about the chopper and how Wisconsin was an innovator with the forage harvester.”
You can buy the chopper and pick it up at the show for $175. If you need it shipped, it will cost $200. The choppers will be located in Tent City at WFTD Headquarters. For more information about the chopper, visit wifarmtechnologydays.com.