Eric and Teri Lyon of Toledo purchased a restored Oliver Super 77 tractor from the Nevada High School FFA Chapter on Sunday, April 14 for $3,500.


The tractor was restored by Avery Mather and Grace Francis of the Nevada High School FFA chapter. Jacob Badger also worked on the tractor, which placed third at the 2018 Iowa State Fair in the FFA Ag Mechanics tractor competition.


Repairs on the tractor included rebuilding the steering system, welding cracks on the transmission cover, new lights and gauges, replacing sheet metal components, carburetor rebuild, adding combination tool box/steps, complete seat assembly rebuild, all tires and tubes replaced, sandblasting, primer and two layers of acrylic enamel paint. Titan Tire Corporation donated both front tires and back tires for the project.


The tractor was transported from Nevada to Toledo by Dave Hobbs of Collins. The tractor was originally donated to the Nevada FFA Chapter by Steve and Michelle Knott of McCallsburg.