Old Coots Tractor Pull
by Paul Saulnier 10/21/12
Holliston's own Jack Anderson is set to put his 1951 John Deere Model B tractor to work at Shady Oaks Farm in Medway, on Sunday, October 21, 2012.
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About a dozen tractors, large and small, lined up to pull ever increasing dead weights loaded on a sled until only one was left.
Jack got his first antique tractor, a model L, as a 50th birthday present from his wife many years ago (does she have a sister, Jack?). This round he pulled 4,000 pounds.
Dave Chartrand, a Holliston Highway Department employee, also participated.
Frank Stirzaker, above, started Old Coots about 25 years ago, presumably planning ahead to when he would qualify. Frank runs Old Coots Tractor Shop in Franklin.
Gerry Mac of Southwick brought his 1938 Unstlyed A to the pull, the oldest in the field this day.
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