The World of Competetive Tractor Restoration at a Utah High School
Next time you're at a Box Elder Bees football game, walk past the purple bleachers and open a large garage style door. Behind the doors you'll find all sorts of different colored large tanks, metal platforms, and trailers. It's a place where members of an unlikely school team gather.
It's taken 3 years for the Box Elder High School FFA tractor team to restore a 1948 Allis Chalmers tractor, which in the 1950s was used to remove snow from the roadways in Preston, Idaho.
Later this month the team will travel to Indianapolis to compete in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. The Box Elder team's tractor is one of 12 antique tractors to be presented as finalists in the competition.
UPR's Kerry Bringhurst visited the students in their shop to find out exactly how much work went into their restoration project and how they feel about the competition.