Homemade Tractor Built From Scratch

Homemade tractor, nicknamed “Katydid,” restored after 40 years in the scrap pile.

Katydid's Scrap Pile
Not a promising start: The Katydid lay in a scrap pile for 40 years before I rescued her — and then sat for another 10 years before I began restoration. This photo was taken Nov. 2, 2009, just before the tractor went into the shop.