Oliver 70 Tractor Touches 5 Generations of Minnesota FamilyNovember 06, 2016
Amazing how tractors can connect families through the generations, isn't it?
Like the 1939 Oliver 70 owned by Larry Vogt of Canby, MN. In the picture above taken in 1940, Larry's grandfather Otto Vogt on the 1939 Oliver 70 (SN# 228635) he purchased brand new. In the background in the pic are Otto's two sons.
Larry Vogt took possession of grandpa Otto's 1939 Oliver 70 in 1997 after his father's passing in 1996. Here Larry is pictured with his mother Marge Vogt at that time with the tractor:
14 years later, in 2011, Larry Vogt restored his grandpa Otto's 1939 Oliver 70. Here are a few pics:
Larry Vogt also restored a Plowmaster 100 plow to go along with the restored 1939 Oliver 70, here's a pic:
Keeping the family connection chain to grandpa Otto's 1939 Oliver 70 going forward, Larry Vogt here pictured with his mother Marge, son David Vogt and grandson Titus Vogt. So now five generations of Vogts connected to the tractor grandpa Otto bought new back in 1939.
Tractors can and do mark the time for us and somehow, in a powerful way, can manage to help connect the dots through the generations of a family. They represent all the hard work, toil, strain, investment, risk, good times, tough times, happiness, joy, loss and above all....memories. I could dovetail into discussing the current pricing trends on Oliver 70 tractors, or any tractor, new or old.
But some things....are just priceless. For all the right reasons. Like grandpa Otto Vogt's 1939 Oliver 70.