Titan to Again Supply Tires for Tractor Restoration Program
Titan International Inc. is now accepting applications for its annual antique tractor restoration program. National Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H student members can register online to qualify for a set of Titan or Goodyear brand antique tractor tires.
Titan has awarded thousands of free tires to student-led tractor restoration projects since 1996.
"With the cancelations of many fairs and festivals in 2020 due to COVID-19, there were limited opportunities to showcase student restoration
projects, but that didn’t stop FFA and 4-H students from successfully completing their restorations with the help of Titan," say tiremaker officials.
Titan adds that 17-year-old Kelli Wicks of Hubbard, Iowa, "took a family heirloom and gave it a new life with the antique tractor restoration program.
"Kelli’s great-grandfather purchased the tractor in 1962 for various farming operation uses. It was Kelli’s turn to give back and get the family tractor restored to its former glory."
“Since my grandfather retired from farming, the machine wasn’t used much and had not been fired up for years,” says Wicks. “The factory paint had worn off and was a rusty color. After getting some fresh gas and a new battery, she fired right up.
"Getting the set of Titan tires for this project was a huge advantage and helped make the tractor look brand new. I would highly recommend the Titan program to anyone wanting to restore a part of our rural American history and heritage.”
“We are honored to support the many 4-H and FFA students dedicated to these restoration projects,” says Scott Sloan, ag product manager/global LSW for Titan. “Restoring an antique tractor requires a lot of time and meticulous work. It is rewarding to see their finished projects.”
More information about the program can be found here.