Restored machines on show at vintage fun day

Restored machines on show at vintage fun day
Camera IconRestored machines on show at vintage fun day Credit: Countryman

Driving onto Steve Eatts' property is a bit like visiting a tractor retirement village.

Wheels, engines, spare parts and tools are just about everywhere you look, and that's before you see the sheds.

What started as a hobby has turned into a family affair, as Steve's sons Brad and Jamie are also able to restore old tractors and bulldozers to their former glory.

There is a definite theme here, with the Caterpillars being the favoured machines to work on, including one from 1936.

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"They had interesting tractors at the time that were originally brought in for the millers," Mr Eatts said.

The machinery will be on show at this year's Vintage Plough and Fun Day in Albany, where there will be taking seven fully functional tractors and bulldozers.

Head out to 1804 Chester Pass Road on May 3. It might just be the start of a fun and informative annual family tradition.

Gates open at 9am.

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