Goshen Farm Gets New Tractor

After years of using the Society’s riding mower as a brush hog, Grounds Chair, Roy Benner, finally got his wish – a tractor with a brush hog attachment. Roy had frequently told the Board of Directors that mowing high vegetation was taking its toll on the mower and a tractor and brush hog would both add life to the mower and make his job of keeping the grounds in top shape easier.

Just two days before the Fall Open House the Society took delivery of a Ford 8N tractor, which was the most popular farm tractor in its day because of its power and improved transmission.  It has a 4 cylinder inline engine with a 4-speed manual transmission.  The tractor has a rebuilt starter, new head gasket, new points, new distributor cap, new coil, new spark plugs, new plug wires, new carburetor, new tailpipe, new PTO seal, new front tires, new battery and foam filled back tires (so they never go flat).

The tractor was bought at auction in Ohio by GFPS Vice President Rose Marie Stocker’s brother Bob who delivered it to Goshen Farm.