Trac­tor driv­ers en­joy trek

Central and North Burnett Times - - MONTO DAIRY FESTIVAL -

WITH 289km stamped into their tyres, Monto’s first ever bunch of trac­tor trekkers rolled back into town on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

The eight trac­tors and 20 par­tic­i­pants spent three days chug­ging from Monto to Mulgildie to Mungungo, and ev­ery­where in be­tween.

“You get time to see ev­ery­thing. There’s so much you miss driv­ing a car at 100kmh, even when you’ve lived here for years,” or­gan­iser Greg Wil­liams said.

Bill Scott had the hon­our of driv­ing their Fes­ti­val Am­bas­sador Tay­lor Laney in his 1962 Cham­ber­lain for the pa­rade, and said it was the ic­ing on the cake after a top cou­ple of days.

“I saw about six emus strut­ting along yes­ter­day. I think trav­el­ling by trac­tor is the only way you can re­ally take ev­ery­thing in,” the for­mer Bris­bane elec­tri­cian said.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

CHUG­GING ALONG: Monto's Drew Forsyth is in his el­e­ment dur­ing the town’s first trac­tor trek.

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