Largest number of crawler tractors -world
record set by Otago Club
17]TAPANUI, New Zealand--West
Otago Vintage Club set a world record for the most
self-laying track machines operating in one paddock: 503 machines.
For vintage tractor enthusiast and convenor Charlie
Davis it was like all his Christmases had come at once. "All
along we said we wanted to see 700 machines, but that was
so I could get my 500. "I'm really delighted," he said.
Mr Davis said the record, which had
never been attempted before, had been a fitting way to celebrate
West Otago Vintage Club's 50th birthday. And what
better way than recognising the role the humble crawler tractor
played in shaping the agricultural landscape.
DIANE BISHOP /
The Southland Times
While Internationals and Caterpillars were
the most popular machines, there were also John Deeres, Cletracs,
David Browns and even a 1921 Bates Steel Mule.
of the machines towed one harrow leaf for about 20 minutes
around a stubble paddock under the watchful eye of three Justices
of the Peace.
tractors in a parade-world record set by Marion residents
area cultivated-world record set by Challenger tractor