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Ford 961 Diesel. Photo: James Morgan

Antique tractors prove their strength at Ste-Anne-de Prescott pull

The top of the hill behind the Centre d’Action in Ste-Anne-de Prescott was the site of an antique tractor pull on Saturday, July 24.

The annual event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic and is normally held as part of the annual Ste-Anne Antique Day, which features displays and competitions of antique agricultural machinery. While continued pandemic restrictions prevented the full Antique Day from happening this year, organizers went ahead and held the tractor pull.

Spokesman Richard Sauvé said approximately 55 competitors entered the tractor pull. However, it was not a serious competition this year.

“It’s just for fun,” Sauvé smiled.

The weight classes for the tractors ranged from 3,500 to 12,000 pounds. Competitors arrived from all over Ontario and Québec.

A maximum of 100 people were allowed on the grounds due to COVID-19 restrictions. Sauvé said he is optimistic the full Ste-Anne Antique Day will return in 2022.

Farmall “C”. Photo: James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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