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Jim Heideman enjoys the 1956 Ferguson 40 he restored. The tractor was purchased by his family in 1958.

Heideman restores tractor to original glory

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RUSHMORE — For Jim and Gloria Heideman, restoring a tractor was a something of a scavenger hunt. Gloria spotted the original carburetor in a box of odds and ends. A missing elbow from the muffler was found in the grove. They drove to Michigan to get a hood and to Illinois for a replacement hood.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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