About Team Farmall
During the spring of 2007 a Farmall antique tractor enthusiast came up withan inspiring challenge to celebrate the 2008 International Plowing Match, hosted in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada. Based on a performance in the United States, it was proven that tractors really can dance, and so it began. It didn't take much time before antique tractor enthusiasts from Teeswater and a network of Bruce County Junior Farmers alumni were teamed together to tread where no other tractor had ever tread at an International Plowing Match! Investments were made in Farmall Hs and Farmall Cs and soon a square dance set of antique Farmall tractors become a reality. People with square dance experience were then introduced into the mix, and the rest, as they say, is history.After approximately 2,500 man hours of practice time and drivers' investments in tractors, valued at $7,500 per tractor, Team Farmall is ready to perform. The square dance, comprised of traditional calls that all square dance enthusiasts recognize, is combined with precision driving which makes the performance fun, not only for Team Farmall, but for all who come to watch!
The Team Farmall square dance performance is fashioned after championship dances observed at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the University of Guelph College Royal competitions. Every practice draws a crowd of curious on lookers, wanting to see for themselves that tractors really can dance. When practicing, boys will be boys - the bigger the smash - the bigger the smile! Although Team Farmall will officially debut its performance at the 2008 International Plowing Match, requests for performances have already been received from across southwestern Ontario. So look forward to seeing them across Southern Ontario in the 2009 season.
The original Farmall was the first general purpose tractor with narrowly spaced front wheels, and from 1924 to 1963, Farmalls were the largestselling row crop tractors.- The Farmall H, produced from 1939 to 1952, became one of the top selling individual tractor models of all time in North America with over 390,000 sold.