At 7:35 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Machinery Pete posed this question on his Facebook page: "1st Tractor you drove was a ____". By Monday morning, there were nearly 1,000 replies, many with pictures of the first tractor that the commenters ever drove.
"I was just blown away by the overwhelming response," Pete says. "Within 35 minutes, we had 407 replies and already 11,264 folks had seen the post. It's powerful stuff when you tap into folks' early tractor memories. What really struck me was how many folks' memories were tied in with loved ones in their lives. Many remembered driving the tractor on Grandpa's lap, or with Dad on the fender."
Click here to see the discussion thread and chip in your own memories of the first tractor you drove.