Spring Plow & Pull Day May7th At the Beacon Hotel Pictures By Larry Sipe 918 pictures, Thanks Larry, Click on picture below. Have fun looking. 

Youtube done by Brant Dempster of Saxonburg, Pa.

May 7th 2016 Plow & Pull Day
Was very successful thanks to all that
helped make that happen, now Mid-
Summer free food and soft drinks is next at
Marburger Farm Dairy is next on Oct 1,2016  

Marburger Farm Dairy is now a sponsor of our forum plus a sponsor of our FREE Early Fall Plow and  Pull Day. Also, we have the Beacon Hotel's Spring Plow, Pull, Show and Auctions and the Fall Plow and Pull Days.


Please support our Sponsors as they are very generous with us
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 Plow, Pull and Show day on Oct. 1, 2016   We are close to everywhere, a short drive from the Pa. Turnpike, Rt. 79, Rt. 19, Rt. 8. Rt. 68 and Rt.422 just south of Butler and not far from Cranberry, Mars and Evans City. Go to "Directions to Plow Days"    
"Where everyone is a winner"

Mid Summer Plow & Pull Day Oct. 1, 2016

7:00 am Opening Ceremonies/Registration

Plowing starts immediately after

12:00 noon Lunch

1 PM. Pulling drivers meeting And Pulling Starts.

Continue plowing for those not interested in pulling.


Spectators are welcome also, come and have lunch/dinner with us at 12 noon. We will have extra tractors to plow with and have extra Brinly plows you may borrow. Someone can help you to get started.

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Well its a go for End or Mid Summer Plow and Pull Day at Marburger Farm Dairy On Sept. 26, 2015 Yes Free Food and Drinks for Members and there Family  Spectators Welcome. All day event. Come and see what we are about and join in the fun. Extra tractors will be on hand..There are pictures in the Photo Gallery of the Farm where we will be plow and pulling.
1506 Mars-Evans City Rd. Evans City, Pa.

Can join on the day of the event...
100 more pictures by Larry sipe

http://s242.photobucket.com/user/wwhit111/slideshow/Marburger%20Farm%20Dairy%20Plow%20and%20Pull%20Day

WoW, what a day, lots of plowing and lots of good food. Just ask anyone that was there. Here are a few pictures for now. More later.

Plowing at Marburger Farm Dairy

May 2, 2015 at the Beacon Hotel. Sorry if you missed it, to bad.

What a day it was, beautiful couldn't ask for anything more. We plowed over 7 acres along with a very good meal at the Beacon Hotel , then our Auctions and plenty of free stuff plus two $25 Gas cards and one $30 gas card also a $20 card from Tractor Supply. We had plenty of give away so everyone got something. Also we had a pull with 11 tractors or more. We had about 50 or more tractors plowing. Here are a few pictures taken by Larry Sipe...There are more pictures in Photo Gallery too.


NOTICE>>November 9, 2015 WPGTA'S meeting @ Beacon Hotel starts 6 pm with chit chat, food before the meeting @ 7 pm.Just 4 days before our last event of the year  We will discuss our Fall Plow and Pull Event on November 14( Beacon Hotel) And we are trying to move forward. Please try to attend this meeting. Your input is very important to us now and into the future. This is your association, help make it grow...

All are welcome, new, old members and those that want to see what we are all about. Fun playing in the dirt with us.

Hope to see you at the meeting.

Thanks,

Wally Whitfield President

Here are pictures of Plowing and Pulling from Nov.15, 2014 event at the Beacon Hotel. I had no problems plowing with my Cub Cadet 126. Ask Larry B. he drove it. The ones that did had to long of pins in there plow and brinlys or the plows where not set up right.

I tried to help others with there plows and will do the same in the spring May 7 2016. In the works is a mid summer plow and pull day at the Marburger Farm Dairy not far from the Beacon Hotel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJQSEiw7IhA#t=1920
Click on full screen then sit back, relax. For those that didn't make it see what you missed.
WPGTA will have another Plow and Pull event at the Marburger Farm Dairy between Mars and Evans City. It will be a end of summer event after the field is cleared of the corn. No corn stocks to worry about. It will be on Sept. 26, 2015. We may also may have another Plow & Pull event some time soon at Slippery Rock, Pa.too. Pictures of the Marburger Farm in Photo. Isn't it time to join a fast growing ,Association moving forward with more events at one price $15 a year?

This is our banner, we have two of them 

My Original Demonstrator will be on the cover of Spring Cadet Connection. They sponsor us with our poster a full page add. Go to Sponsor page and click on there website to get a subscription.

In the Cub Connection Magazine's summer issue( I just got my issue) is a Free full page, color Ad on page 14.This happens four times a year, thanks Brian Sell for all your support. I for one can't wait for may subscription and it also helps support the Magazine, you can get you subscription also, just right click the application below and print it out. Make out and send it in and enjoy all the information in it. Brian has been a member with us for a long time, even goes back to IHC Chapter 34. 

We are close to everywhere, a short drive from the Pa. Turnpike, Rt. 79, Rt. 19, Rt. 8 and Rt.422 just south of Butler and not far from Cranberry, Mars and Evans City Go to "Directions to Plow Days"...

Ten Ways To Kill Your Club


1. Don't come to meetings

2. If you come, come late

3. Never volunteer for anything

4. Never accept an office - it's easier to criticize then to do anything.

5. Don't try to get new members - let other members do it.

6. Hold back your dues as long as possible - or don't pay them at   all.

7. Don't say anything at meetings - after the meeting tell everyone what you disagree with.

8. Don't do anything for your club - let others do it for you.

9. Don't do anything for a fellow member - always look out for yourself

10. Don't come to YOUR club when there is work to be done - come when something is free.

More pictures from Vicki H. a members wife thanks Vicki.

http://s77.photobucket.com/user/gumpsmom/library/Tractor?sort=3&page=5

Need more proof? Read what others had to say after our Fall Plow and Pull event on No. 16, 2013

http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/topic/29257-wpgta-plow-day/?p=382764#entry382764

 Quotes from new members

I'm Dave South, the fella with the Bolens.

Would like to take the opportunity to say how much I enjoyed my visit with you guys.

I definately want to thank everyone that helped me get the plow setup. It's pretty cllose to being right, and I have no doubt that at the Spring Plow day that we will get it dialed it all the way.

You will definately be seeing me at the Spring Plow day.  I had so much fun at this one that it would be a crime to miss the next one.

Dave


Hi Wally,
      Bill & I had a great time Sat.  We hope to be down in May again Met some great people Food was geat.
              Thank You Very Much,
                 Walt

There are PICTURES of our Nov. 15, 2014 plow and pull day  in the Photo Gallery

For some of the BEST plowing East of the Mississippi River Come to the Beacon Hotel's Corn Maze on May 2, 2015. Don't believe me?Look in the Photo Gallery, watch the video by Scott Bish (down the left side of this page to Recent Videos. Pictures by Larry Sipes in links below. Good food at the Beacon Hotel. Primitive camping on site or there is a Days Inn ( 724-287-6761)or Super 8 south of Butler not far from the Beacon Hotel for those that want to come on Friday evening.

Pictures From Nov. 5th  2011 Plow Days by  Larry Sipe

 Must be a member to plow, pull or operate equipment due to insurance. If you want to just come out to enjoy the day and see what WPGA is all about, Please do.

>>>>Did everyone NOTICE the latest VIDEO??? If not check it out now, Great job Scott Bish keep up the good work. Members like this is OUR FUTURE<<<<
Pictures of our Plowing and Pulling on May 4, 2013 at the BEACON HOTEL are now in the Photo Gallery.

WPGTA 2014 Calendars

Application for Western Pennsylvania Garden Association. Right click and save to your computer or print.

I would like to invite you to join the new tractor group, Western Pennsylvania Garden Tractor Association (WPGTA) with me. We will be-able to plow, pull and show our equipment with as many events as we want for one price $15 a year for now. The schedule for the first year is Nov. 10 at the Beacon Hotel (plowing & pulling) May 4, 2013 (plowing, pulling and our big show, ect.) May 11 a show at J and D lawn & Tractor of Wexford, Pa. a sponsor of ours, May 18 pulling, plowing and disk) at Fred Herzog's farm also at Dayton Pa. Dayton Tractor Parts, a plow and pull day (A board member and his son) date to be announced. May have a tractor show at the Beacon Hotel in the summer. Under IHC Chapter#34 all that we could do was plow and show for $25 a year.
We would enjoy having your experience in our club as well, for help showing other members just getting into the plowing or pulling events, and also for your input for club business.
If your are interested in joining a club that will be able to do other events, and have fun with kids please join and even invite your friends.
We are incorporated as non-profit and insured.
You can also join the day of the events.
Wally Whitfield President WPGTA 724-799-0362 http://www.chapter34.com/  wwhit111@yahoo.com

Beginning of a Beautiful Day at the Beacon Hotel Nov. 5th 2011, See some of what you missed

The WPGTA first Plow and Plow day on Nov. 10, 2012  was  very successful  plowing was at its best as was our first Pull Day. Pictures here and in the Photo Gallery. If you would like to be part of this right click on the application above and print it out. More pictures in the Photo Gallery

Getting the Corn field ready to plow, pictures in the photo gallery

Thanks you all for doing the SUN Dance WOW what a day we had, we had so much fun that we will do it again in May 7th 2016 at the Beacon Hotel to get all the Ghost out of the Corn Maze                                                                                         

Plow Days for 2012 is on April 28 at the Beacon Hotel, this will be our 4th Annual plow days there.

More of Plow Days, I like this picture.... neat!!!

More of Plow Days at the Beacon Hotel

For those of us that are pulling our tractors that may want to put on a kill switch we have a sponsor  http://giterdunn.com/ that I just ordered one from for $10.60 with Pa. tax and free shipping. That where I got my Hooker Hitch and wheelie bars also. They gave us a $50 gift certificate for our May event last year and may do the same this year and be a vendor too on May 2, 2015. Its not a rule yet but it was brought up at our last meeting and I think its a good idea too. Also when looking for anything PLEASE check out our VENDORS first on the Sponsor & Vendor links page on our forum, they help us with gift certificates and items for our auctions too.
Wally Whitfield  President WPGTA  

ITEMS FOR MEMBERS at our Auction May 4, 2013

From member Mike Lamar  rustypete@integrity.com  I want to donate a wiring harness again this year.  I will offer the
winner their choice of a harness for any of the models from "Original" up
to 169.

A BIG THANKS to you MIKE

Wally

This is our LOGO.

Now have it on shirts with pockets and hats 


Thanks to member Ken Highfield

Go to Steiner's Tractor web site to enter you farm tractor's picture and get your parts

  Who are we?
Western Pennsylvania Garden Tractor Association (WPGTA) is organized exclusively for the following purposes:
preservation, restoration, demonstration, education, and recreation purposes
            A)  To promote collection, restoration and use of garden tractors.
          B)  To provide family-oriented activities for the sharing of ideas, 
                  information, and camaraderie.
          C)  To preserve, teach and research the history of garden tractors.
          D)  To engage in and subsidize social activities designed to foster the
                foregoing purposes of the organization as limited by the laws.
The WPGTA is a not-for-profit corporation.

Promote, collect, restoration and use of garden tractors. Everyone welcome, all types and models of garden tractors  are welcome.....

Our 2017 Button available at our end of summer plow & pull Day Oct. 1, 2016 and now.

Please check out our Sponsor & Vendors page, support them as they support us. Another great one Steiner Tractor Parts

Photos of our 2013 Plow & Pull day. Was better than ever for plowing and pulling, not to wet. A nice day for all our activities.   

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Monday, Aug 8 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Sep 12 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 1 All Day
Monday, Oct 10 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

7:00 am Opening Ceremonies/Registration

Plowing starts immediately after

12:00 noon Lunch

1pm Auctions Start then after Pulling drivers meeting And Pulling Starts.

Continue plowing for those not interested in pulling.

Who said this???

An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. *
*Keep skunks and lawyers at a distance.*
*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.*
* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a Cub Cadet tractor..*
* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.*
* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.*
* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.*
* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.*
* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.*
* You cannot unsay a cruel word.*
* Every path has a few puddles.*
* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.*
* The best sermons are lived, not preached.
* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.*
* Don't judge folks by their relatives.*
* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.*
* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.*
* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.*
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.*
* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.*
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.*
* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.*
* Always drink upstream from the herd.*
* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.*
* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.*
* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.*
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.*

*Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.*
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Big Knob Antique Tractor Association.

 

Event Schedule 2016
Apr.30 Derby pull
May 15 Transfer pull
June 5 Transfer pull
June25 Derby pull
July 17 Transfer pull
July30 Derby Pull
Aug.21 Rain Date
Sept.16,17,18 Show
Oct.1 Rain Date
All Derby Pulls will also have Garden Tractor Derby Pulls.
All transfer pulls on Sunday, Weigh in at noon pull at 1:00
All Derby pulls on Saturday Weigh in at 10 pull at 11
Transfer pull $10 Per hook
Derby pull $5 per hook
Garden tractor Derby Pull $3 per hook

For more info call 724 847 7890
724 774 1622