Coffee Shop Talk Turns Into Tractor Summit
Aug 27, 2009
This past weekend more than 250 farmers gathered in North Dakota for a reunion of sorts. For a couple of days, the farm of Mike and Jesse Arth hosted 58 Versatile tractors. There was a tractor from every series built by Versatile.
The event traces back to a spring time coffee shop chat when a group of farmers realized they all had several models of Versatile tractors among them. The expectation was for maybe 40 tractors to be at the event, but that grew by nearly 50% when the day came.
Hosts Jesse and Kelly Arth with their three Versatile tractors.
According to Jesse, the event began with coffee shop conversation, and five farmers realized they owned 11 Versatiles among them.
This G100 is serial number 20 of the first series built by the company. Dismounting the tractor is owner and restorer Chad Hegseth.
*Photos by Les Kletke