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 2, 2015. 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.

Welcome News, the Gas Prices are going down and are expected to even get lower. Not any to soon for our Plow, Pull and Show day on May 2, 2015   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"    

Spring Plow Days

7:00 am Opening Ceremonies/Registration

Plowing starts immediately after

12:00—1:00 pm Lunch

Continue plowing for those not interested in pulling.

1:15 pm Pulling drivers meeting

1:30 pm Pulling starts

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 can borrow. Someone can help you to get started 

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WPGTA may have another Plow and Pull event at the Marburger Farm Dairy between Mars and Evans City. It will be a mid summer event after the field is cleared of the corn. No corn stocks to worry about. We 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?

I now have our May 2, 20l5 Plow and Pull posters ready , thanks to Bob Francis. You can get them off of me or pick them up at our Meeting at the Beacon Hotel on Dec. 8, 2014. We start to gather around 6 pm for good food and shop talk about our tractors and the club. Come and meet you board of directors, give us your ideas on how to help WPGTA to continue. Come and see how we are doing financially and what we can do to better our selves. We will have shirts, 2015 calendars (unless we are out) and our logo decals for sale.
Wally Whitfield President WPGTA  

This is our banner, we have two of them 

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"...

WPGTA shirts are now on sale. Different colors and sizes with pockets made by Hanes. $15 each and can be bought at our next meeting on October 13, 2014 at the Beacon Hotel, 6pm for food meeting starts at 7pm.

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

WOW
You Missed it.
Now your have to wait to see the Pictures, so tired from to much fun!!!! Well November 15, 2014 is just around the corner...

 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

This is our new LOGO.

We now have them on shirts with pockets that are for sale.

Thanks to member Ken Highfield

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 Sipes

 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<<<<

The Bargin Bin is now open right under the Home tag.

 

"WoW", what a great time at the Beacon Hotel on May 4, 2013 Plow, Pull and Show. The weather was perfect as was the ground. I would like to give thanks to Greg and Debra Krelow for allowing us to hold our event there again (5 years now)and provide us with great food at a great price too. I would also thank all those that help put this event together. A big thanks to Auctioneer Dave Lias and his wife Sally for all there help with our consignment and the other auction. Thanks to all those that donated all them nice ITEMS to WPGTA for the consignment auction. A special Thanks to Vern Edward for his very nice gift of the Cub Cadet 104 for our benefit drive and also to all of our sponsors that gave so much in the way of some very nice items and gift certificates, please support them and be sure to thank them all because they don't have to support us. In other words we need them more then they need us, and that includes the Beacon Hotel where we hold our meeting. PS Plow, pull and show pictures in the Photo Gallery. Pictures by Larry Sipe and Ike Byers if you have some please add them too. 63 pictures now... Also we had 39 member to plow and 13 of them pulled
Pictures of our Plowing and Pulling on May 4, 2013 at the BEACON HOTEL are now in the Photo Gallery.
Just because this spring plow, pull and show was so VERY SUCCESFUL our next spring Plow, Pull and Show date will be on MAY 3, 2014. Its not to early to start to gather up items for out consignment auction and other items and gift certificates for auction too. We are growing with many events and more to add.
Austin Porter from Templeton, Pa.is the WINNER of the Cub Cadet 104 that was given to WPGTA for a fundraiser. I bet we see him and the Cub Cadet 104 at our June 1 plow and pull day

WPGTA 2014 Calendars

Application for Western Pennsylvania Garden Associaton. 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

 Beginning of another wonderful day at the Beacon Hotel Plow and Pull day May 4. 2013. Picture is Jim McGrady  board member and on the pulling committee. We had more then 39 tractors for plowing and pulling with a garden tractor show, so next year we are planning a 2 day event. Starts May 2, 2014 afternoon/evening with getting set up, Plowing to start around day break May 3 with pulling around 10am. Consignment Auction to stare at 1pm after lunch and the General Auction, Plowing to continue  till?? 
Sunday we are trying to have church service and Plowing with another Pull. We will have garden tractor games through out the whole event.

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 November 5th 2011 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

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

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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For the benefit of WPGTA, we are a no-profit organization, your donation may be tax deductible

What did you like the best about our last event on Nov. 15, 2014?
Plowing
pulling
the food
the weather
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No better time then now to join. Our next event for the year is just around the corner May 2, 2015 @ the Beacon Hotel >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. *
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* You cannot unsay a cruel word.*
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* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.*

*Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.*
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