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Old Coots Still up to the Task

by Paul Saulnier
September 23, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017, Winthrop Street, Medway. This twenty year old club loves dead weight.

Typically 4 or 5 tractors are in line to pull from 6,000 to 16,000 pounds.

Jack Anderson of Holliston, above, brought his tractor today but decided to work the line hooking and unhooking tractors.

Dave Chartrand, formally of Holliston and retired from the Highway Department, above, is also a member but was not pulling today for obvious reasons.

Walt Kaplan, above, was today's announcer, calling out encouragement to drivers.

Jerry Rogers, above, is president of the Old Coots. He said that the club was founded by Frank Stirzaker. Frank Lobisser was a farmer in Medway who had 14 children. He came to the pulls, but did not belong to the club. A large group of his children and grandchildren were at the pull.

Adding more dead weight to the sled eliminates the lighter tractors until only the tractors with extra weight, like the one below, can complete the course.

At the end of the day, only two tractors made it to the end of the run.

Hay rides kept the kids busy.

Jack Anderson on his John Deere.


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Comments (5)

It was the OLd Coots Tractor pull. Facebook page:

- J Coffey | 9/25/17 11:33 AM

Really not sure. Something to do with hauling blocks of concete from one place to another and back again. Jack Anserson could tell you more.

- Paul Saulnier | 9/24/17 6:27 PM

So what was the event?

- kellie | 9/24/17 3:28 PM

Thanks Bob Xyz for your keen insight into the complexities of hometown journalism: you just can't get good help anymore.

- Paul Saulnier | 9/23/17 8:25 AM

Where was this event held. When was it held? Not a very informative post!

- Bob | 9/23/17 8:04 AM



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