Dwight has known this tractor since he was a child. It was on the Irwin dairy farm down the road from Dwight since the early 1950s. Mr. Irwin passed away in 1988 and his daughter gave it to Dwight in 2017 as a partly assembled, abandoned, rusted, frozen-solid hulk. Dwight carefully restored it with the help of some of his grandkids (a few in the photo) who watched, encouraged, learned, and enjoyed the process over three years. Dwight uses it to help farming neighbors and to work the 21 acres behind their church. He showed it at SteamUp! in Salem, Oregon in August 2021 and will enjoy taking it to a few local parades.
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