Winter Harvest Festival Tractor Pull Competition

WINNERS: Kewl Kids Club members receive their trophy from Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen. Photo: Supplied.
WINNERS: Kewl Kids Club members receive their trophy from Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen. Photo: Supplied.

The Butcher Co team has taken out the prestigious Winter Harvest Festival Tractor Pull for the third year running in a new record time of 12.38 seconds.

The women’s race was taken out by the Fit Up team in a very quick time of 14.37.

In the juniors, it was the Kewl Kids Club who emerged victorious.

The Tractor Pull has been a highlight of the festival for six years with teams vying for nearly $4000 prize money in total, which is donated to local community groups and charities.

The event sees teams of 12 haul a tractor by a piece of rope over a 20m distance and it is always hotly contested.

This year was no different, with a number of challengers hoping to knock off the reigning champs, claim the bragging rights and have a few laughs in the process.

Owner of The Butcher Co Kane Lutter said it felt awesome to hold the Tractor Pull title for another year.

“It’s a bit scary with the nerves lining up at the start in front of such a big crowd,” he said.

“But we had a few big boys, so we thought we’d go alright.

“It’s a great competition, we’ll be back next year and we’ll have a women’s team as well.

“Thank you to Bendigo Bank for sponsoring and all of the spectators.”

Mr Lutter said the Winter Harvest Festival is a fantastic initiative because it gives people the chance to see what is being produced in the Scenic Rim.

“Every year, you see something different that you didn’t realise we had on the Scenic Rim,” he said.

The Butcher Co donated the $1000 first prize to the Aratula Sports Club and Hayes Oval.