Ever wonder what it is about a restored tractor that makes it stand out in a crowd? Ever want to ask a judge exactly what they’re looking for when they review a tractor? If we restored tractors, we’d want to know. So we asked our judges to give us some insight into what gives teams an edge when competing at the national level. Here are some helpful tips to put you on the inside track.
Job: Historical Equipment Manager, Deere & Co.
Home: Davenport, IA
Delo TRC judge since 2016
Restoring tractors since 1982
What Mr. Holst looks for in Delo TRC workbooks, presentations and projects:
Job: President, Bos Machine Tool Services, Inc.
Home: Geneseo, IL
Delo TRC judge since 2003
Restoring tractors since 1985
What Mr. Bos looks for in Delo TRC instruction books, presentations and projects:
Job: President of Kent Kaster Farms and K&K Antique Tractors
Home: Shelbyville, IN
Delo TRC judge since 1998
Restoring tractors since 1983
What Mr. Kaster looks for in Delo TRC instruction books, presentations and projects:
Job: President, Rupert Enterprises, Inc.
Home: Hillsdale, MI
Delo TRC judge since 2002
Restoring tractors since 1976
What Mr. Rupert looks for in Delo TRC instruction books, presentations and projects:
Job: Owner, H.P.K. Restoration. Instructor at Pueblo Community College, credentialed in welding, machining, fluid power, mechanical components, metallurgy and electrical
Home: Pueblo, CO
Delo TRC judge since 2009
Restoring tractors since 1990
What Mr. Salsbury looks for in Delo TRC instruction books, presentations and projects:
*Refer to official instruction book for more details. The instruction book will be available for download on this site when the competition opens in April.