Josh Taube and his son, Jack, take the driver's seat on a Massey-Harris tractor at the 42nd annual Tractor Show in Temple on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
Joshua Machicek, 18, from Oscar, is seen on his 1947 Minneapolis Moline at the Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine State Show. Machicek spent seven months restoring the machine to like-new condition.
Earl Madsen, treasurer of the Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Association, adjusts a 1940 International Harvester corn sheller at the 42nd annual state show, which runs through today in Temple.
A circa-1919 wood planer is operated by Steven Stolle, left, and owner Larry Boening. They are from Hobson.
Allison Henderson, 6, from Lorena, checks out a 1975 Cub Cadet as Owner J. K. Brown of Moody negotiates with Ron Johnson of Cleburne at the 42nd annual Tractor Show in Temple on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
Gavin, left, and Zoe Riendfliesch of Robinson relax on the seesaw at the children's play area at the tractor show Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Temple.
Posted: Sunday, October 6, 2013 4:30 am
Posted on Oct 6, 2013
TEMPLE — Joshua Machicek doesn’t exactly fit the description of an antique tractor restoration expert. Slender, tall and soft-spoken, the 18-year-old is a freshman at West Texas A&M, and smiles easily, especially when recounting the trials and tribulations he encountered restoring a 1947 Minneapolis Moline.
Standing next to the pristine machine, which appears much the same as when it first rolled off the factory assembly line 66 years ago, Machinek proudly displays his notebook, which details each step, expense and hour devoted to the seven-month rebuild.
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