Soil till­ing’s com­pet­i­tive side

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Vin­tage en­thu­si­asts from around the Waikato ar­rived in Wa­haroa with their trac­tors and ploughs for the Waikato Vin­tage Trac­tor and Ma­chin­ery Club’s an­nual plough­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Lo­cal men Paul Dev­cich and Ge­orge Diprose were placed in the Trail­ing Class at the two-day event.

Judge Alan Wal­lace said there was a great turnout and good per­for­mances.

‘‘Both classes are marked on their start, then the straight­ness of their body work, which is the plough­ing,’’ Mr Wal­lace said.

‘‘We also looked for how well the grass was buried and the qual­ity of the seed bed.’’

There were two classes – the trail­ing class and the mounted class – and each en­trant was given their own area to plough to per­fec­tion. Re­sults were: Trail­ing Class

1st: Paul Dev­cich from Mata­mata – 136 points

2nd: Ken South­come from Mor­rinsville – 122 points

3rd: Ge­orge Diprose from Mata­mata – 109 points

Mounted Class

1st: Paul Houghton from Gor­don­ton – 187 points

2nd: Snow Gilling­ham from Hamil­ton – 156 points

3rd: Kevin Beck from Mor­rinsville – 142 points.

Pho­tos: SARAH STEW­ARD

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