Easton Halverson's 1966 Oliver 1950 FWA Tractor - Grand Champion at '21 Iowa State Fair Annual FFA Restoration Competition


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Story of Easton Halverson of Claremont, IA - now two-time Grand Champion of Iowa State Fair Annual FFA Tractor Restoration Competition. Halverson just won the '21 competition with his beautiful 1966 Oliver 1950 FWA, which is now for sale to help pay for medical school for Easton: https://www.machinerypete.com/details/100-174-hp/1966/oliver/1950/20412162

He also took top honors in 2019 with his restored 1966 Oliver 1850 2WD.

  • [:40] - Machinery Pete talks about the launch of monthly online auctions
  • [1:48] - Interview preview
  • [4:19] - Conversation with Easton Halverson begins
  • [5:48] - Recalling their first meeting
  • [8:51] - Why Easton got into the medical field
  • [11:25] - The ‘66 Oliver 1950 Grand Champion and its restoration
  • [24:44] - What was most challenging about the restoration
  • [28:27] - Learning to restore Oliver tractors
  • [39:09] - Preparation for State Fair
  • [51:57] - Easton’s experience with the FFA high school program
  • [1:00:38] - Oliver 1950 FOR SALE
  • [1:09:12] - Final words from Machinery Pete

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