THE LOVE OF MASSEY: Earl Snodgrass restores old tractors, trucks

first_img Snodgrass recognized the benefits of the Massey-Ferguson tractors, but he was still in love with the red and yellow Massey-Harris.Snodgrass grew up and away from the farm. He worked at a John Deere “tractor place” in Missouri before moving to Alabama where he worked for Massey-Ferguson companies in Cottonwood and Dothan.“I made a living painting tractors,” he said. “Forty years in all.”Snodgrass had been around tractors all of his life. When he retired from a weekly paycheck that was as far as he got away from the Massey machines. You Might Like ‘ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN’: Glenda Gunter retires after 48 years of teaching Glenda Gunter, first-grade teacher at Covenant Christian School, is retiring after 28 years at the school. She will take with… read more “I’ve always enjoyed tractors,” Snodgrass said. “To me, there’s no vehicle as pretty as a red and yellow Massey-Harris tractor. I knew a little engineering, and I knew how to paint tractors so I thought I would enjoy restoring antique tractors, really Massey-Harris tractors.”It was Snodgrass’ desire to restore the aging Massey-Harris tractors to their original condition, a condition that would be as handsome as that first Massey-Harris 446 that his dad drove home more than a half century before.When Snodgrass found a Massey-Harris tractor to restore, he was determined to work from the ground up.“I dismantled the tractor and put it back together piece by piece,” he said.Earl Snodgrass of Brundidge masterfully restores antique vehicles. Although he prefers tractors, Massey-Harris tractors, he restores classic trucks as well. He has restored Mike Robinson’s Ford truck that his dad drove for about 40 years. When he was a boy, Snodgrass fell in love with a Massey-Harris 446. After all those years, he’s still in love.But putting what appeared to be a piece of junk back together was a long, painstaking task because each individual piece of the tractor had to be “restored.” Snodgrass said it’s not just the body of the tractor that has to be restored; it’s all the “sparks and plugs” that make it go as well.“Really, with ‘old’ tractors, you can dismantle one and put it back together using just common sense,” he said.Using common sense, Snodgrass bought and restored seven Massey tractors. He proudly drove them in parades, and his restoration talents were widely recognized and widely requested.Snodgrass’ heart was in tractor restoration, and he was seldom without a tractor or two in the shop. But his tractor restoration days are behind him. But, before he walks away from the big stuff, he has a truck or two to do.His truck work is highly regarded because not only does he reassemble the truck so that it is in perfect working condition, it is also perfect on the outside.“You have to be very careful with the body work,” he said. “It’s got to be right before you spray paint it because that’s it. Whatever you’ve done will show. So it’s got to be right. When you paint a vehicle. That’s it.” Snodgrass has restored several trucks. One belongs to Mike Robertson, and it’s a showstopper. When it was on parade in Brundidge, it turned every head.Snodgrass is restoring a truck for Kenneth Wilson, who said he wouldn’t trust the restoration to anyone else.“Earl Snodgrass is the best and he’s doing fantastic work,” Wilson said. ”It’s a 1964. My daddy got it in May of 1971, and he died in November. I’ve been wanting to get this truck restored for 10 years, and I’m just getting around to it.”Snodgrass said trucks are harder to work on because there’s so much sheet metal, and they are bigger with more parts. And, he doesn’t have plans to restore any more trucks, and he’s not going to parade his tractors anymore.“I got tired of loading the tractors and hauling them to the parade site and unloading them and then loading to again to haul back home and unload again,” he said. “Snodgrass has sold five of his seven tractors in anticipation of his moving to Russellville where his son lives.But, he’s not going take his hand from the plow, so to speak. He will continue to restore tractors, just on a smaller scale.“People have started to restore antique lawn tractors and it’s gotten to be big,” Snodgrass said. “I’m restoring one for myself and one for my grandson. I never thought about restoring antique lawn tractors until not long ago. I went to an antique lawn and garden tractor show and there were about 700 tractors there, and that was just one show.”Snodgrass gets a lot of pleasure from the challenge of restoring classic lawn tractors, but there’s still nothing that make his heart flutter like a well-restored Massey-Harris tractor. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Snodgrass’ family raised corn, soybeans and wheat in the rich soil of northeastern Missouri.Somewhere around 1956, Massey-Harris became Massey-Ferguson, and the tractors were “altogether different.”The Massey-Ferguson tractors had a three-point hitch that the Massey-Harris tractors didn’t have,” Snodgrass said. “The three-point hitch is the way the plows and other implements are attached to the tractor – the way the weight is transferred. With the three-point hitch, you get better traction with less wheel slippage.” Print Article THE LOVE OF MASSEY: Earl Snodgrass restores old tractors, trucks Sponsored Content Email the author Published 2:00 am Saturday, May 9, 2015 Book Nook to reopen Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Blood Sugar Blaster Skip By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Snodgrass is in the process of restoring a Ford truck for Kenneth Wilson. After that, he’s turning all of his restoration efforts toward lawn tractors.When Earl Snodgrass was about 14 years old, he fell head over heels in love. It was not the puppy kind of love. It was the forever and ever kind of love. Now, at age 82, Snodgrass’ heart flips and flops at the sight of a Massey-Harris tractor just as it did the day his dad brought home a brand new Massey-Harris 446.“It was a Cadillac,” Snodgrass said with a smile of remembrance. “I was so proud of that tractor I wouldn’t even let a fly light on it. When it wasn’t in the field, it was shining in the shed.” Snodgrass can’t explain his fascination with the Massey-Harris tractor. He had been around tractors all his life. He grew up on a farm and learned to drive on a tractor, a Case.“Those early Case tractors didn’t have an electric starter,” Snodgrass said. “You had to crank them to get them started. But the Massey-Harris 446 was brand new, and it was just about the prettiest thing I’d ever seen.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

first_img* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting ( site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Other Posting DetailsJob TitleAssociate Dean for Clinical AffairsPosting NumberP0054FJob Description SummaryThe Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AU CVM )seeks a service-focused, business-oriented, and collaborativeacademic leader for the position of Associate Dean for ClinicalAffairs. The selected candidate will be expected to serve as chiefmedical officer of the veterinary teaching hospital and to serve asan advisor to the Dean on all matters related to clinical operationof the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Associate Dean forClinical Affairs will oversee the operation of the VeterinaryTeaching Hospital, maintaining a premier clinical environment forthe education of veterinary students, interns, and residents, andoversee financial, biosecurity, human and physical resources of thehospital and promote exceptional service in the care of patients,clients and referring veterinarians. The position will be supportedby a hospital administrator.The AU CVM is a vibrant, interactive community of students, facultyand staff. Auburn deeply values its mission to train broadlyskilled, practice-ready veterinarians with a foundation to pursuecareers in clinical practice, including advanced training inpursuit of specialty certification.Minimum QualificationsThe successful candidate for Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs isexpected to promote and grow an environment that fosters bothclinical and academic excellence. The position requires a DVM (orequivalent) degree. Candidates must have the qualifications andexperience to merit an academic appointment in the Department ofClinical Sciences.The candidate selected for this position must be able to meeteligibility requirements to work in the United States at the timeof appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legallyfor the proposed term of employment. Eligibility for facultyveterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is alsorequired.Desired QualificationsApplicants with board certification by an AVMA -recognized clinicalspecialty, and at least 3 years of experience in strategic resourcemanagement are desired.Special Instructions to ApplicantsReview of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 andwillcontinue until a qualified applicant is recommended forappointment.Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsStatement of Leadership VisionTranscriptsOther DocumentationTeaching &/or Personal Work Portfolio (2)Other Documentation (2)Statement of Clinical InterestsOthercenter_img * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question)last_img read more