In raffles at two separate Iowa tractor shows last summer, Lyle Reinertson, Albert Lea, Minnesota, and his brother, Shorty Reinertson, Eldora, Iowa, both won tractors – identical tractors. The two Massey-Harris 30 tractors appear to be 1951 models, says Gladys Reinertson, Lyle’s wife.
The win ended a long, dry spell. “We’ve bought raffle tickets at tractor shows for 20 years,” Gladys says with a laugh, “but we never won anything before.”
Shorty has added his Massey to his tractor collection, but Gladys says she and Lyle plan to give theirs to their youngest grandson. “We’d rather see him enjoy it and display it,” she says.