The “Gentle Giant” is a 1950 International WDR9 built in Milwaukee. Clarence Baerwald is showing the tractor to JL Reisetter, vice president of the Dodge County Antique Power Club.
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Dodge County Antique Power Club Show, Aug. 3-5
International Harvestor (IH) tractors, machinery and engines are the featured line of equipment for the Dodge County Antique Power Club's 44th annual show.
The show will be held Aug. 3-5 on the club grounds at Burnett Corners. Members of the Economy/Power King Tractor Club will be holding thier 4th annual reunion during the show.
New for 2012 will be a garden tractor pull and a special presentation, "The Farmall Frolic," by the Wisconsin IH Collector Club.
Ooperating antique farm equipment displays include, but are not limited to: Blacksmithing, lumber mill, thresheing, shingle mill and corn shelling.
Visitors can also enjoy the old school and women's vintage displays, antique tractor pull and parade, a huge flea market, plus great food and refreshments.
The Friday Fish Fry begins at 4 p.m. with "Uncle Bill" of the famous WXRO Barn Show broadcasting at 5 p.m.
The chicken barbeque will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The gates open each day at 8 a.m. Admission is $5, with children under 12 admitted free.
One of the tractors being displayed at the show is The "Gentle Giant," a 1950 International WDR9 built in Milwaukee from 1940-1954. An excess of 68,000 units were produced.
The "R" in the name designates the tractor is a rice field special. This heavy duty puller began its career in the rice fields of Louisiana.
The tractor being displayed has been owned three years by Jacob Baerwald of rural Iron Ridge.