2017 - Volume #41, Issue #3, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tractor Fountains Entertain Visitors To Texas Orchard
Which is exactly why Greg Efurd parked them in a shallow pond along busy U.S. 271 in Pittsburg, Texas.
He had the Farmall B tractor installed in the 5-ft. deep pond about 10 years ago. Efurd drove four pipes deep in the mud and welded two “saddles” to hold the frame of the tractor just above the water. A 10 hp pump sprays water through 2-in. pvc pipe that comes up through the hood.
“The biggest challenge was when a friend used his trackhoe to pick up the tractor and set it in place,” Efurd recalls.
With the help of a crane, lifting the John Deere G tractor in place was less stressful 5 years ago.
Both tractors were “junked” but Efurd keeps them looking good with new paint every couple years.
One pump powers both fountains from the first of April through Halloween when Greg and Amy Efurd close up their farm’s produce stand for the year.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Efurd Orchards, 4004 US-271, Pittsburg, Texas 75686 (ph 903 856-2253; www.efurdorchard.com; Amyefurd1@gmail.com).
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