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Texans Claim Top Three Delo Tractor Prizes

Texans Claim Top Three Delo Tractor Prizes
The past comes alive again in restored farm iron at the hands of FFA members.

Three young Texans made a clean sweep of the top three slots in the national 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, and the top spot was a "twofer" for Ryan Haass from Devine, Tex.

Haass, who restored a 1970 Case 1070 this year, also won the grand prize for 2011. This year's first prize was $10,000.

The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has been an annual tradition since 1995 rewarding determination, mechanical skills and business practices of high school-aged FFA members whose projects are the restoration of an antique tractor, says Channing Reeder, Chevron Products Co., marketing director.

Chevron is the maker of Delo heavy-duty motor oils.

This peach of a 1955 Ford 850 took third place in the Delo contest for Matt Mahler, Iowa Park, Tex.

Second place in the 2012 Delo competition was Colin Graff, Hondo FFA, for his restoration of a 1950 John Deere A. He received $5,000.

Third place, and $3,000, went to Matt Mahler, Iowa Park FFA, for his restoration of a 1955 Ford 850.

For more about the annual contest, visit DELO.

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Colin Graff, Hondo, Tex. was reserve champion in the 2012 Delo contest with his John Deere A.

And, there's always something new going on at our world-class show sites:
Farm Progress Show
Husker Harvest Days
New York Farm Show
Hay Expo

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