The 38th annual Heatwole Threshing Show took place this past weekend. Attendees watched log sawing, grain threshing, plowing, blacksmithing, tractor games and two days of tractor pulling at the club’s show grounds southwest of Hutchinson. This year’s featured tractor was Allis Chalmers.

Winners of Saturday’s tractor driving contest winners were:

  • Manure Spreader Backing Contest: Ron Schmidt of Hutchinson;
  • Hook –Up Contest: Ron Schmidt of Hutchinson;
  • Barrel Roll Contest: Justin Miller of Hutchinson;
  • Slow Race Forward: Eric Pawelk of Montrose;
  • Slow Race Reverse: Eric Pawelk of Montrose;
  • Blind Race: Josiah Schmidt of Hutchinson;
  • Chain Drag: Dan Houk of Hutchinson; and
  • Obstacle Course: Justin Miller and Ron Schmidt, both of Hutchinson.

Tractor Pull class winners were:

  • Class 1 (3,000 lbs): 1. Jody Burmeister on a 1950 Case VAC; 2. Lowell Peterson on a 1945 Allis Chalmers B; 3. Stephanie Henke on a 1947 Massey 20
  • Class 2 (3,500 lbs): 1. Nathan Pagel on a 1951 Oliver 77; 2. Bobby Rannow on a 1955 Ford 640; 3. Greg Bunke on a 1950 Allis Chalmers WD
  • Class 3 (4,100 lbs): 1. Bobby Rannow on a 1955 Ford 850; 2. Jody Burmeister on a 1936 Case C; 3. Ron Schmidt on a 1952 Allis Chalmers WD
  • Class 4 (4,700 lbs): 1. Ron Schmidt on a 1953 Allis Chalmers WD-45; 2. Jeremy Hoff on a 1939 Case DC; 3. Josiah Schmidt on a 1940 Farmall M
  • Class 5 (5,500 lbs): 1. Kelsey Howe on a 1961 John Deere 530; 2. Eric Pawelk on a 1951 Case DC; 3. Zach Pierson on a 1950 Case DC
  • Class 6 (6,000 lbs): 1. Chris Johnson on a 1954 John Deere 60; 2. Donald Scott on a 1951 John Deere G; 3. Nathan Pagel on a 1958 Oliver Super 88
  • Class 7 (6,500 lbs): 1. Mike Hansen on a 1954 John Deere 70; 2. Kyle Howe on a 1954 Farmall Super MTA; 3. Jim Burmeister on a 1953 Ford Major Diesel
  • Class 8 (7,500 lbs): 1. Jerome Burmeister on a 1944 Case LA; 2. Richard Bodin on a 1946 McCormick W-9; 3. Mason Kruse on a 1954 John Deere 70.
  • Class 9 (8,500 lbs): 1. Richard Bodin on a 1957 International 650; 2. Jeremy Hoff on a 1954 Case 500; 3. Eugene Hoff on a 1954 Case 500
  • Class 10 (10,500 lbs): 1. Marlin Hecksel on a 1960 John Deere 830; 2. Kelsey Howe on a 1961 John Deere 830; 3. Gene Kruse on a 1959 John Deere 830.

Next year the Heatwole Threshing Association show will feature high crop and orchard tractors. Mark your calendar for the show dates — second full weekend in August. 

Sue Pawelk is a member of the Heatwole Threshing Association.