Vintage machines the star of event

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Lights On The Hill co-founder John Tilling gets his 1953 FJ Holden and 1936 Caterpillar 22 tractor ready for the event.
Camera IconLights On The Hill co-founder John Tilling gets his 1953 FJ Holden and 1936 Caterpillar 22 tractor ready for the event. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore - Harvey Reporter

Organisers are expecting a bumper crowd for the seventh annual Tracmach Lights on the Hill vintage machinery event on Saturday.

Vintage tractors and earthmoving equipment will line the field at Talbot’s Farm, not only for show but to demonstrate how these machines were used in farming in years gone by.

The feature machine this year will be the Chamberlain tractor, which is celebrating 70 years since it was first made at a factory in Welshpool.

Event co-founder John Tilling said the Australian designed and made tractor was built with Australian farming conditions in mind, outstripping the British and American made models for durability in the unique conditions.

“There were many good tractors from America and Great Britain, and while they were all well and good for those countries, they weren’t suitable for Australian farming. The Chamberlain is a real Aussie icon.”

Other memories from a bygone era will also be on display, such as blacksmithing and wood turning, as well as vintage cars, trucks and tools.

The event will be held at Talbot’s Farm on Heppingstone Road in Brunswick, from 10am. For more information contact John Tilling on

lightsonthehillwa@gmail.com or on 0457 559 199.

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