Decatur, Texas Wins 2009 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition
SAN RAMON, CALIF., October 23, 2009 – Chevron's brand of Delo lubricant today crowned Decatur FFA Champions of the 2009 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition (www.chevrondelotrc.com) for its restoration of a 1964 3020 John Deere. The Decatur, Texas team was one of twelve finalists invited to Indianapolis to compete in this year's competition. The national event, which has become the World Series of tractor restoration, took place during the 82th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. As Champion, Decatur FFA receives a $5,000 prize.
El Campo FFA, El Campo, TX was voted Reserve Champion for its restoration of a 1964 Case 830 High Crop and received a prize of $3,000. Third place was awarded to Adam Jarvis from the Hudson FFA of Lufkin, TX for his restoration of a 1959 730 John Deere. The third place was awarded $2,000.
"There were many compelling restoration projects this year,” said Julian Cran, marketing manager, Chevron Lubricants. “But Decatur FFA stood out. They took a very complex project, invested a lot of time and energy, and earned the title of Champion. We want to congratulate Decatur and thank all those that supported them along the way. We also want to congratulate the rest of our finalists, who have done some of the best work we have seen in years. They should all be proud of their accomplishments."
Social media played a major role at the 2009 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. The event was supported on a number of social media channels, including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. To access Delo Tractor Restoration Competition content online, go to:
Since 1995, the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has rewarded the determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school aged FFA members from around the country. Through the restoration of an antique tractor, participants develop skills applicable to the modern business world. The skills needed for success in the program – equipment maintenance, teamwork, project management, budgeting, planning and marketing – help develop the participants into future leaders in the agriculture community.
All entrants to the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are required to submit a workbook detailing the entire tractor restoration process, from mechanical overhauls of the engine, transmission and auxiliary and ancillary systems, to the external appearance of the tractors. The 2009 entries were narrowed down to twelve finalists. These finalists were invited to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis to present their projects to a panel of five professional tractor restorers. Projects were graded on restoration process, results and documentation, as well as oral presentation and safety precautions.
This year's 2009 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition finalists include:
- Abernathy FFA, Abernathy, TX: 1951 John Deere MC
- Bureau Valley FFA, Manlius, IL: 1946 John Deere A
- Cotton Center FFA, Cotton Center, TX: 1954 NAA Ford
- Decatur FFA, Decatur, TX: 1964 3020 John Deere
- Decatur FFA, Decatur, TX: 1959 Ford 641 (second entry)
- Devine FFA, Devine, TX: 1958 Allis Chalmers
- El Campo FFA, El Campo, TX: 1964 Case 830 High Crop
- El Campo FFA, El Campo, TX: 1941 John Deere A (second entry)
- Eufaula FAA, Eufaula, AL: 1944 Oliver 70 RC
- Hudson FFA, Lufkin, TX: 1959 730 John Deere
- Lompoc FFA, Lompoc, CA: 1937 John Deere A
- St. Henry FFA, St. Henry, OH: 1933 John Deere D
Chevron's Delo Product Family
Chevron's Delo product family includes lubricants and coolants that provide premium protection, performance and bottom-line value for on- and off-road diesel-powered equipment. Delo products are found in all major industries such as commercial transportation, construction, mining, agriculture, and power generation.
All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo warranty.
The Delo family contains a full line of engine oils, including Delo® 400 LE Multi-grade SAE 15W-40 and 10W-30 (CJ-4), Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-40 (CJ-4), Delo® 400 Multi-grade SAE 15W-40 (CI-4 PLUS) and Delo® 400 Synthetic 0W-30. Rounding out the complete line of Delo products are Delo® Extended Life Coolant, Delo® Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free, Delo® Greases EP, Delo® Heavy Duty EP, Delo® Synthetic Grease SF, Delo Synthetic Transmission Fluid SAE 50, Delo® Gear Lubricants ESI® and Chevron Delo® Synthetic Gear Lubricants.
More information on Delo products can be found at: www.DeloPerformance.com
About Chevron Products Company
Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX).
A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron and Texaco brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Texaco Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants.
Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Chevron Products Company, together with its Chevron affiliates worldwide, is ranked among the top three global marketers of lubricants and is active in more than 180 countries through 4,000 employees.
For more information go to: www.chevron.com
back to top