Letters to the Editor

Clearing right-of-way

| March 2007

  • Clearing.jpg

  • Clearing.jpg

We read with interest the article on IH crawler tractors (Farm Collector, January 2007). My brother has a 1930 McCormick-Deering TracTracTor. Our father bought it in the mid-1950s from a man who used it for farming. Dad and my brothers used it to help clear a right-of-way through our farm woods for the electric power lines. It sat in the shed for about 45 years. The photo (above) shows my brother, Clyde Smith, in 2002, starting it up after all that time to take it to our local tractor show, which featured crawler tractors that year. They removed the hood and put on an oversized exhaust pipe while getting it started.

Rosemary Smith
Clearfield, Pa.