Soil tilling’s competitive side
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
1st: Paul Houghton from Gordonton – 187 points
2nd: Snow Gillingham from Hamilton – 156 points
3rd: Kevin Beck from Morrinsville – 142 points.
Photos: SARAH STEWARD