Celebrating 50 years of Versatile Tractors
The Versatile 1080 tractor, otherwise known as “Big Roy,” underwent a major restoration in early 2016 and was back on display for the 2016 Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede. The restoration of Big Roy was part of Versatile’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2016. Versatile is Canada’s only manufacturer of agricultural tractors.
Originally built in 1977, Big Roy is an iconic piece of farm equipment – 30 feet long, 11 feet high, and weighing over 30 tons. Six hundred horsepower of farming muscle. The restoration included mechanical repairs, new components, a new cab interior, fresh paint, and new decals. Big Roy will be on display at the MTRS along with some new pieces of equipment from Versatile.
Learn more about Big Roy and come see this gigantic symbol of Canadian agricultural guts and glory.