As a way to help celebrate National Farmers Day, Shell Rotella has revealed the first-place winner of its debut Shell Rotella SuperTractors contest, which is designed to recognize North America’s hard-working farmers and their unique farm equipment.
The first-place winner, which was announced today by the Peterson Farm Brothers in a video, is Kansas farmer Brian Lauer and his 1958 John Deere 620.
John Deere’s 620 series were manufactured in Iowa between 1956 and 1958. They are two-cylinder row-crop tractors that cost $3,000 brand new. Just over 20,000 were ever made.
For the virtual SuperTractors contest, farmers throughout North America had the opportunity to register their unique farm equipment for a chance to win $250 dollars and 10,000 MyMilesMatter points. Fans then had the opportunity to vote online for their favorite tractor.
“There is a saying, ‘If you ate today, thank a farmer,’ and that saying rings true to us at Shell Rotella. That’s why it is important to us to honor farmers and celebrate their dedication with the first-ever Shell Rotella SuperTractors,” said Heather Wales, North American Brand and Communications Manager, Shell Rotella. “Farmers’ dedication drives them from sunup to sundown. They are undoubtedly an integral part of our day-to-day lives in North America.”