2015 JD Tech Tractorcade

Monday, July 13, 2015

JD Tech 2015 Tractorcade

The day started with the threat of rain but the 28 drivers got started at 9am. Fortunately the rain seemed to avoid the route until near the end. This year we invited the Classic Tractors Club from Clermont to join us and they even came with a people hauler. We gathered at the end for food and conversation.
I would like to thank everyone who came out for the ride and all those that made it happen.
Here are videos from this years ride.










Thursday, July 2, 2015

Tractrocade 2015

Schedule , Map and Rules

What we want to see on the ride

John Deere tractors, of course (other colors are welcome).
We prefer old tractors but bring what you have.

Must be able to run at least 12 MPH
Must be safe to operate on public roads.
The tractor need not be restored, it can be in its work clothes.

The Schedule.

Friday July 10th
Arrive at school before 8pm to get your toys inside the fence.

Saturday July 11th
7:00 AM School will be open.
8:30 AM Get the tractors lined up for the tractorcade
9:00 AM take off on the tractorcade
10:45 AM stop at Castalia City Park for water
12:45 PM arrive back at school for lunch at JD Tech area
Eat lunch, loadup and say goodbye till next year

If you don't have a tractor just come to socialize. See you there. 


The Route





The Ride Rules

2015, NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade
I, ___________________________, hereby pledge to hold safety as the highest priority on the NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade 2015. The safety of my fellow riders and the public traveling on the route is of the utmost importance. I pledge to obey the following rules:
· To hold a valid drivers license.
· To follow all traffic laws
· To only use cell phones in case of emergency.
· To not carry riders,
· To never pass other Tractorcade tractors
· To stay with assigned group
· To depart during assigned group's designated time
· To not have bicycle companions
· To not pull campers or trailers. Small carts or wagons are permitted.
· To post SMV sign
· Rearview mirrors are recommended
· To follow the designated route
· To abide by the decisions of the Ride Management Team,
· Good working brakes required!
· Drinking of Alcoholic beverages is not allowed on public roadways or school property.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tractorcade 2014

We had a small group this year maybe because it looked like rain but we only had a few sprinkles at the start and at the end. We started by 9am and were back by 1pm with a nice stop at the Waucoma City Park. Several people came to socialize over lunch and to watch it rain. Thanks to everyone who helped with the event and thanks to all who came to visit. We look forward to next years ride!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Schedule , Map and Rules

What we want to see on the ride

John Deere tractors, of course (other colors are welcome)
Must be able to run at least 12 MPH
Must be safe to operate on public roads
The tractor need not be restored, it can be in its work clothes

The Schedule.

Friday July 11th
Arrive at school before 8pm to get your toys inside the fence.

Saturday July 12th
7:00 AM School will be open.
8:30 AM Get the tractors lined up for the tractorcade
9:00 AM take off on the tractorcade
10:45 AM stop at Waucoma City Park for water
12:45 PM arrive back at school for lunch at JD Tech area
Eat lunch, loadup and say goodbye till next year

If you don't have a tractor just come to socialize.See you there. 


The Route
The route is close to the same one we did in 2011 with a half way stop in Waucoma. The yellow is the first half of the ride and the green is the second


The Ride Rules

2014, NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade
I, ___________________________, hereby pledge to hold safety as the highest priority on the NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade 2014. The safety of my fellow riders and the public traveling on the route is of the utmost importance. I pledge to obey the following rules:
· To hold a valid drivers license.
· To follow all traffic laws
· To only use cell phones in case of emergency.
· To not carry riders,
· To never pass other Tractorcade tractors
· To stay with assigned group
· To depart during assigned group's designated time
· To not have bicycle companions
· To not pull campers or trailers. Small carts or wagons are permitted.
· To post SMV sign
· Rearview mirrors are recommended
· To follow the designated route
· To abide by the decisions of the Ride Management Team,
· Good working brakes required!
· Drinking of Alcoholic beverages is not allowed on public roadways or school property.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tractor Ride 2013 Pics

We started the day thinking we had a good weather forecast but they missed it. The rain did not dissipate as it moved south and it rained all morning. We shortened the ride by about 10 miles and took a shortcut home. We still had a good time! It was good to see old friends and meet a few new friends. Thanks to everyone who came to participate and all those who helped put it on.

See you next year. Saturday July 12th, 2014

Higher quality pictures are available by sending Duane an email.



Here is the group leaving from school.

video
 
Ossian was going to be the halfway point but we shortened the ride a little.
A few people went to the stores in Ossian to get sweatshirts and coats. This is a video of the group leaving the Ossian park.
 
video
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tractor Ride 2013

Here is the schedule.

Friday July 12th
Arrive at school before 8pm to get your toys inside the fence.

Saturday July 13th
7:00 AM School will be open.
8:30 AM Get the tractors lined up for the tractorcade
9:00 AM take off on the tractorcade
10:45 AM stop at Ossian Park for water
12:45 PM arrive back at school for lunch at JD Tech area
Eat lunch, loadup and say goodbye till next year

If you don't have a tractor just come to socialize.See you there.

Here is the route for the 2013 Tractor Ride.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 Tractoride Memories

Fifty one tractors started the day with a little threat of rain and I think most people there would have been happy to drive in the rain if it meant they were getting a little at home. The first half of the ride we had a few break downs but they either got solved or hauled and the second half went well. We got back in just in time to enjoy some great food and conversation. It was good to see old friends and make a few new friends. We look forward to next year on the second Saturday in July (July 13th) to do it all again. Who knows maybe my "B" will be mobile by then. I would like to thank Kristi, Eileen, Neil, Rodney, Laura, Lori Lee and all the students that helped with the event. I would also like to thank everyone for participating and we hope to see you again next year.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Great Day With Friends

Tractorcade 2011 is now a memory. Great weather, good food, friends old and new and tractors what more could you ask for. We had 62 tractors and close to 100 people.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Color Confusion

I know in the past even after 2 years of school some people are confused about trucks and tractors so I thought I should try to clear this matter up.

Here are some TRUCK examples: Red, Blue and Orange





Here are some TRACTOR examples: Notice GREEN.





Its OK we will let you come and play even if you are still a little confused. See you on July 9th.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2011 Route

We finally got a route put together. We are doing a few miles of gravel, but it is scenic. We are planning a 10 am start because that will give us a chance to watch a few tractors go by on Hwy. 150 from the North Iowa Tractor Ride. The route is about 37 miles with the half way point at Waucoma. We would like everyone to be lined up by 9am and we should be back by 1:30 pm for some of those high-quality Spillville brats and Neil's Famous beans. If you don't have a tractor to bring you can just come to socialize. We hope to see you there on July 9th.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tractorcade 2011

So finally we are starting to plan the 2011 tractorcade. Saturday July 9th is the date (second Saturday in July as always) is the date. There is another tractor ride stopping at the Dairy Center from 9 -11 that day so we don't want to get that all tangled up so I think we will head west this year. A little different scenery would be a good thing. We have just started talking about the route and we will post it here as soon as we get it worked out.




Duane

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Group Leaves Ossian

video

JD Tech Tractorcade 2010



Here are the pics that I took. Click on the image for the rest of the pics. I can send a better image if you would like to print something. Send me an email at bouskad@nicc.edu

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2010 Route


Looks like we have finally settled on a route for the tractorcade.
We have a few obstacles to overcome this year. The driveway and parking lot behind the JD Tech building will be torn up this year and the loading dock will be unavailable. This also means that we will not be able to park in the shop or use the Ag Tech parking lot. We think we can use the lot behind the T&I building and part of the parking lot north of the T & I building. If you nead a dock we will try to find one for you to use.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tractorcade 2010

We are starting to plan the Tractorcade for 2010.

The date is set for July 10th with a gathering on the evening of July 9th to get caught up on all the things that happened in the last year.

If you have ideas or would like to be in on the planning contact me at:
bouskad@nicc.edu

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thanks for a Great Weekend!

It was great to see all of you who made it to the tractor ride and to the festivities on Friday night. It was certainly a fun time. We would be happy to here some input on how things went and what we could do different next time. If you would like to be involved with the organization of the next tracotrcade let us know. Feel free to email or call Jay, Neil or me with any input that you have.

If you would like to post some pictures send your email address to me and I will add you as an author so you can post. I know its a little tricky and involves a little RTFB but we would love to see your pictures. I am sure you can handle it.

bouskad@nicc.edu

Thanks
Duane

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eager Anticipation

Here is a group of tractors eagerly awaiting tomorrows journey.






















Here is a group eagerly anticipating food.


2012 Tractorcade Agenda, July 14th

Schedule for the 2012 Tractorcade

Friday July 13th
Arrive at school before 8pm to get your toys inside the fence.

Saturday July 14th
8:00 AM School will be open.
9:30 AM Get the tractors lined up for the tractorcade
10:00 AM take off on the tractorcade
11:30 AM stop at Ft. Atkinson Community Center for water
1:30 PM arrive back at school for lunch at JD Tech area
Eat lunch, loadup and say goodbye till next year

If you don't have a tractor just come to socialize.See you there.



What we want to see on the ride

John Deere tractors, of course (other colors are welcome)
A cab is allowed but open station is preferred
Drivers and riders must have there own seat. (Not a fender)
Tractors built before 1973
Must be able to run at least 12 MPH
Must be safe to operate on public roads
The tractor need not be restored, it can be in its work clothes

The Ride Rules

2012, NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade

I, ___________________________, hereby pledge to hold safety as the highest priority on the NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade 2010. The safety of my fellow riders and the public traveling on the route is of the utmost importance. I pledge to obey the following rules:

· To hold a valid drivers license.

· To follow all traffic laws

· To only use cell phones in case of emergency.

· To not carry riders,

· To never pass other Tractorcade tractors

· To stay with assigned group

· To depart during assigned group's designated time

· To not have bicycle companions

· To not pull campers or trailers. Small carts or wagons are permitted.

· To post SMV sign

· Rearview mirrors are recommended

· To follow the designated route

· To abide by the decisions of the Ride Management Team,

· Good working brakes required!

· Drinking of Alcoholic beverages is not allowed on public roadways


Other Things of Interest

If you are looking for something to do Saturday morning:

Vesterheim, Norwegian Museum in Decorah
Bily Clocks, Museum in Spillville
Swimming Pool, Calmar
Shopping, Decorah has a very nice downtown

2009 Tractorcade and 20th Anniversary Celebration

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary with a tractor ride and a camping/picnic celebration July 10-11th. Contact Jay, Neil or Duane for more information. 1.800.728.2256 Email at burkej@nicc.edu bouskad@nicc.edu gruben@nicc.edu