Locals participated in national tractor show
CANANDAIGUA, NY – The 100th year of the Oliver-Cletrac crawler tractors was celebrated during the annual ‘Pageant of Steam’ at Canandaigua, NY. The event, held August 10-13, 2016, was sponsored by the Empire State Steam Engine Association in conjunction with the National Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association.
Krystna Shetler Yarish of Turbotville aboard her Oliver 660, participated in the 4500 pound class during the tractor pulling contest.
Krys’ late grandfather, William Wess Sones, owned a smaller version to work his Moreland Township farm.
These machines, which include tractors, dozers and cranes, are most noted for their earth moving abilities.
Two local young men placing in the garden tractor pulls at the New York show were Mark Snyder and Luke Turner, both of Muncy. Driving Wheelhorse garden tractors, they won first and third place respectively.