Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Old Tractors Never Die: A Posting for Dave Truby

A part of Art Deco week is the display by the Vintage Machinery Club. Whilst there is plenty of very modern machinery and equipment in New Zealand there is also a plethora of ancient equipment much of which is still in daily use. That not only applies to tractors and farm equipment but also to old cars about which I've no doubt I will blog in the future. Things just don't seem to rot or rust here. One contributory factor is undoubtedly the fact that salt is never used on the roads. In South Island where there is sometimes ice and even snow on the roads the substitute for salt is volcanic ash or ground pumice.

1 comment:

  1. What a weird tractor - the one with the short front axle. What would be the purpose of that?