Applications Open for Titan’s 2021 Antique Tractor Restoration Program

Qualifying students could receive tires to help them complete their project

Titan is now accepting applications for its annual antique tractor restoration program. National FFA and 4-H student members can register online to qualify for a set of Titan or Goodyear Farm Tire branded antique tractor tires.

Titan has awarded thousands of free tires to student-led tractor restoration projects since 1996. With the cancellation of many fairs and festivals in 2020, there were limited opportunities to showcase student restoration projects, but that didn’t stop FFA and 4-H students from successfully completing their restorations with the help of Titan. 17-year old Kelli Wicks of Hubbard, Iowa is one shining example of that.

A family heirloom restored

Kelli Wicks took a family heirloom and gave it a new life with the antique tractor restoration program. Kelli’s great grandfather purchased the tractor in 1962 for various farming operation uses. It was Kelli’s turn to give back and get the family tractor restored to its former glory.

“Since my grandfather retired from farming – the machine wasn’t used much and had not been fired up for years. The factory paint had worn off and was a rusty color. After getting some fresh gas, and a new battery she fired right up. Getting the set of Titan tires for this project was a huge advantage and helped make the tractor look brand new. I would highly recommend the Titan program to anyone wanting to restore a part of our rural American history and heritage.”

said Wicks.

“We are honored to support the many 4-H and FFA students dedicated to these restoration projects. Restoring an antique tractor requires a lot of time and meticulous work. It is rewarding to see their finished projects.”

said Scott Sloan, ag product manager/global LSW for Titan.