BRIGHAM CITY — It started out as a 1948 Allis-Chalmers W Speed Patrol tractor, on the job maintaining and grading roads in rural Idaho.
After being rotated out of the county’s fleet, an Idaho farmer used it to grade his roads and do other miscellaneous jobs before consigning it.
That’s when a Utahn bought it off a used-equipment lot near Preston, Idaho. It could have ended with a rat’s nest in the front, gooey oil and water in the rear, and a body of rust.
But it didn’t.