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A sheep shearing display is set to feature at the Crank Up. File Photo: SUPPLIED

All set for Crank Up

Hauraki Vintage and Machinery Club is set to host its annual crank up at Kaihere Domain on November 6 after the event was cancelled last year due to Covid-19.
Spokesperson Lorraine Williams told The Profile the event was about collectors showcasing vintage machinery including tractors, trucks, and a stationary vintage hay baler.
“We had Covid last year and that was disappointing for us but it’s been pretty well attended for around 10 years,” she said. “A lot of people that come say ‘my dad had one of those’ and you find members go for the things they remember as children growing up on farms.”
Lorraine said a sheep shearing display using an “old shearing portable plant operated by a tractor” was also planned.
“We do hope to have the sheep shearing because the children really love it because they’re usually pet lambs being shorn,” she said.
Lorraine said the theme for this year’s event was celebrating 75 years of Farmall Cub, which was a tractor introduced in America in 1947 to replace horses on small farms.
“They are sought after now because they are a hobby tractor, you can mow hay with them, you can get mounted grader blades and all sorts of cultivation things that go with them,” she said.
“They’re very popular because they’re not a big tractor, you can put them in your car garage.
Lorraine said the event would take place between 10am and 4pm and a gold coin was required for entry to go towards club machinery storage costs at the domain.