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Free tires available for students restoring antique tractors

Applications are open for Titan’s antique tractor restoration program for 4-H and FFA members.

February 28, 2019

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APPLY SOON: Qualifying students can receive tires donated by Titan to help them complete their tractor restoration project.

Titan International Inc., the maker of Titan and Goodyear farm tires, is accepting applications for the company’s annual antique tractor restoration program. FFA and 4-H student members nationwide can register online to qualify for a free set of Titan or Goodyear tires for antique tractors.

Titan has awarded thousands of free tires to student-led tractor restoration projects since 1996. Tyler Schimke of the Paso Robles FFA chapter in California is one of the students to benefit from the program. He restored a 1956 Farmall 300 LP tractor in 2018.

“It was my first tractor restoration and a great ​learning ​experience,” Schimke says. “I could not have completed the project without the help of Titan and many others. I appreciate their support of students interested in agriculture and tractor restorations all over the U.S.”

Applications accepted online
“We are honored to support the many 4-H and FFA students dedicated to these restoration projects,” says Scott Sloan, ag product manager for Titan. “Restoring an antique tractor requires a lot of time and meticulous work. It is rewarding to see their finished projects.”

Applications and new guidelines for the 2019 program can be found at titan-intl.com/antique-tractor-restoration. Qualified projects will be accepted while allocated supplies last. There is no set deadline to apply. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. “We encourage anyone interested to apply as soon as possible,” Sloan says. Titan will update the website when all the tires available for this offering have been allocated.

The donated tires can be either front or rear, Titan or Goodyear brand. “We feel there is nothing more important than supporting the future of agriculture, the young men and women who will carry on this country’s proud farming legacy,” Sloan says. “That is why we have awarded thousands of free tires to student-led tractor restorations.”

Change to 2019 program
Each FFA chapter and 4-H group with approved applications will receive tires for no more than two tractor restorations (four tires per tractor) per calendar year; one tractor per set per student, per lifetime. Any student with a previously approved tractor restoration project is not eligible for the Titan antique tractor restoration program.

Click here to download the 2019 Program Guidelines and Application.
Click here to download our Antique Tractor Tire Offerings brochure.

Source: Titan International Inc., which is responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and its subsidiaries aren’t responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

 

 

 

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