Gerald Greaves bought this 1953 Case VAC tractor from his brother in 1954. He drove it with a mower about 30 miles to his farm. His daughter, Elizabeth Larrabee (seated in photo) mowed and raked hay with it (though it was not her favorite tractor!). Gerald’s son sold the tractor in the 1980s and we lost track of it (much to Gerald’s dismay).
In the early 2000s, Jason Larrabee, son of Elizabeth and grandson of Gerald, was driving along the road about 30 miles from home and saw what he knew was his Grandfather’s Case on the side of the road! It was rough, had obviously been rolled over at some point, and was in bad shape. He called but found it had already been purchased by a 15-year-old boy who wanted it as a project tractor.
A couple of years later, a lucky break came when we discovered who owned the tractor and, indeed, he wanted to sell it! Jason bought it and, with MANY Steiner Tractor parts, has it in great condition.
Our 15-year-old son, Alec, has been running it in parades all summer and loves it!
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