Published online: Jun 11, 2009
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If you can explain what a simple and reliable tractor means to you in the most eloquent and earnest fashion, it just might win you a free four-wheel drive tractor for a year.
Versatile has announced that it will be awarding a year's lease on a Versatile 375 4WD tractor this September during the National Farm Progress Show here in Decatur, Ill through it's contest themed as the "Simple and True Challenge" (
In it, growers are asked to, in a couple of paragraphs, simply explain what it means for them, their family and their operation to have a tractor that is simple, reliable and easy to maintain. The entry then judged to be the most heartfelt and sincere will win its writer the free use of a tractor that has gained the reputation for being the most rugged available. Nine finalists will also win prize packages including an all-weather jacket, a sturdy backpack and a specially-designed, woven cap.
"We've been re-introducing the Versatile brand since late last year and we saw this as our chance to highlight the value that growers have for equipment that is, above all, durable, reliable and ready anytime it's needed," says Adam Reid, Marketing Manager with Versatile. "There's no better way to reward a grower who values simplicity and reliability than the use of a tractor that is one of the most reliable and durable available today."
For more than 40 years, Versatile-built tractors have been known for their durability and reliability. In late 2008, Buhler Industries, Inc. announced that it was returning to its roots by re-establishing Versatile as the sole name of its tractor line. The relaunch included the introduction of new models, new warranties and new financing options. Since then, Reid and others have Versatile have been busy talking with growers and dealers across the country about reliability in the field.
Growers interested in entering the Versatile Simple & True Challenge can go to Entries will be accepted now though August 23 and the grand prize winner and finalists will be announced at the Versatile demonstration area on the grounds of the National Farm Progress Show in September.
Those interested in more information on Versatile tractors, including model details and specifications, can go to