June 23, 2022
Starting July 2022, Aumann Auctions Releases Powers Tractor School Sessions
Starting July 1, 2022, Aumann Vintage Power will release a classroom session every Friday at 3pm CT for five weeks on their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/aumannvintagepower
These classroom sessions were captured during the 2022 Powers Tractor School on Friday, March 25th and was the first Tractor School presented by Aumann Auctions. The school was in honor of the late Dennis Powers who was a highly respected, decades long collector in the antique tractor hobby. Dennis passed away in 2018 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He left behind an enduring legacy that spread across the antique tractor hobby.
Dennis was always willing to share his time, experiences and restoration techniques. Aumann Auctions dispersed tractors and engines from his collection on the 2022 Pre-30 Auction. The Powers Tractor School was created to capture Dennis’ spirt of sharing experiences, knowledge and restoration tips that helped to advance the hobby. A release schedule for the classroom sessions is listed below.
Classic Tractor Fever Premium Members can watch all sessions now at https://classictractorstv.com/video_categories/powers-tractor-school/
July 1: Welcome & Prairie Tractor History
Kurt Aumann gives a background on the early tractor schools and the development of the gas tractor. Runtime: 00:16:09
July 8: Traditional Pattern & Wheel Making
Leroy Baumgardner and K.R. Hough discuss making traditional patterns and wheel making. Leroy is a master craftsman and has probably made more wheels for early iron tractors than anyone! He walks you through the process with a video demonstration of wheel making. Runtime: 00:31:48
Al Severson talks about tackling those big projects where everything is seized up! He shares how to properly take it apart, rebuild and determine what is usable and what is not. Runtime: 00:15:41
July 22: Using Modern Technology for Restorations
K.R. Hough, Lou Buice and J. T. Buice explain how modern technology, professional engineering and a lot of passion brought a Hart Parr 40 tractor back to life. Runtime: 00:52:25
July 29: Checking Out Your New To You Tractor
Kent & Karl Jansen walk you through the first things you should do when you get your new tractors or are starting a tractor that is new to you. They give great tips that are practical and can put right to use! Runtime: 00:27:58