​ Van Wall Equipment Nevada store delivered a donated John Deere 3020 tractor to Nevada FFA two weeks ago.


Rick Hawbaker is the Nevada store manager and initiated the donation process in March. Tyler McDonald, Nevada High School graduate from 2010, picked up the tractor and hauled it to the school using the Van Wall Kenworth semi and specialized implement trailer with detachable load bed and winch.


“Wow, the tractor is in really good shape, the battery is good and turns over well — it will be an easy restoration!” stated Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor. The tractor also has a Westendorf loader mounted with a capacious hydraulic bucket; the tractor with loader is valued at $5,000.