7/26/2021 12:47:00 PM Fond family memories of many Ford tractors
Bob Faulhaber, who worked a farm near Rock Dell for many years, sits atop his 1962 Ford 981 tractor, one of two Fords he brought to this yearís Root River Antique Historical Power Associationís Engine and Tractor Show July 16-18.
Bob Faulhaber has fond memories of Ford tractors. The son of Albert and Lois Faulhaber, he grew up on a farm three miles south and a half-mile west of Rock Dell. "I think I was driving tractor when I was 8 years old," he said. "We used to put up loose hay. There were no bales. It was loose. I drove the tractor for the hay loader." His dad, Albert Faulhaber, purchased his first Ford tractor in 1952. "It was handy," Bob said. "That was about the only tractor you could set up to straddle the rows. That was my job for the summer, to cultivate the soybeans. It wasn't 'spray them and forget about them.' You had to cultivate them four times a year." Faulhaber says he's owned as many as about 15 Ford tractors since 1959, when he harvested his first crop. He brought two Fords to the Root River Antique Historical Power Association's 39th annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show between Spring Valley and Racine July 16-18... For more on this story pick up your copy of the July 27 Stewartville STAR.