Luxemburg-Casco FFA Alumni tractor restoration serves as fundraiser
The Luxemburg-Casco FFA Alumni has decided to do another tractor restoration, a1966 Farmall 1206 that will be the fifth tractor the Luxemburg-Casco FFA power mechanics class and the alumni restored together.
The goal is to do a restoration of a tractor as a fundraiser to provide monetary support for FFA student trips and scholarships. The program has been very successful so far.
Once the alumni decides on a tractor to search for, the alumni purchases the tractor for the project and pays for all of the repairs. Traditionally, the last tractors have been done in the shop at the high school, but this year, because of scheduling changes, it was done at an alumni member’s shop where the students came out to the farm to help work on it. The students work alongside alumni members to make the repairs.
It has been a good learning experience for the students. These tractor restoration projects have provided the students with a great hands-on learning experience outside of the classroom walls. The students had the opportunity to work with experienced adults which created a great learning environment for everyone involved. They also had a mechanical engineering student from UW-Platteville working with them.
The Farmall 1206 was purchased from a tractor jockey in Indiana. Once the tractor arrived, the group quickly learned the tractor needed several repairs, including a rear axle replacement. Additionally, the PTO wouldn’t work, and the head gasket leaked. The list of all the new and rebuilt parts went on and on.
Raffle tickets for the 1206 are $10 per ticket or 4 tickets for $35. Winning ticket will be drawn on Oct. 8 at the annual toy show. The winner need not to be present to win, but is responsible for transporting/shipping the tractor home.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call 920-845-2240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.