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Get ready, get dirty, have fun

Posted 7/18/17 (Tue)

Get ready, get dirty, have fun

By Brad Nygaard

Day one of the Threshing Bee started and ended hot and dusty, but Paul Johnson, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, didn’t care.

“Getting it ready for inspection,” he said, while getting an antique steam tractor ready for the parade. “It’s got to be done before it can run.”

Johnson spent Friday morning repairing water lines on the single-cylinder Rumely, so it could run in Saturday’s parade.

Johnson couldn’t be sure of the year of the tractor, but he knew to do as much work as possible in the shade, as temperatures rose above 90. He also knew what needed fixing on a machine that pre-dates him by decades.

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