Tractor Auction to Support the Historic O’Keefe Ranch
Vernon, BC, Canada
From October to the end of November, we’re proud to be facilitating an online silent auction to support the Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Vernon, BC.
One of our wonderful customers, Burbridge Farm Ltd, has decided to donate its beautiful collection of Minneapolis Moline tractors to be auctioned off. They will be donating all proceeds from the auction to the Historic O’Keefe Ranch.
We love this important piece of Vernon’s history and would love to do what we can to help. 2020 has been a difficult year for many businesses, including the Ranch.
The auction will be held in honour of David Van Gaalen, Marylyn Van Gaalen, and Della Van Gaalen from Burbridge Farm Ltd; Adrien Van Gaalen; Irvin Esler; and Timberstar Tractor’s late CEO, Jake Wiebe.
How to Participate in the Auction
How to Place a Bid
As we’re interested in taking every measure possible to keep our customers and staff safe during this time, we will be holding a silent auction online. You can fill out the form at the bottom of the page to place a bid. However, if you wish to add a bid in-person, you can stop by the Timberstar showroom and our staff can help you place the bid online.
We’ll be leaving the auction open till the end of November. The tractors will be sold to the highest bidder(s).
Burbridge Farm Ltd will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Historic O’Keefe Ranch. Our team here at Timberstar is just helping facilitate the auction and will not be taking any monetary benefit from the auction.
How to Participate Without Placing a Bid
If you’d like to participate in helping the Historic O’Keefe Ranch but aren’t interested in placing a bid, we kindly ask you would share this post or our Facebook post to help it reach as many people as possible.
The Minneapolis Moline Collection
The entire Minneapolis Moline collection is in great running condition. Each tractor has gone through a thorough inspection from our certified tractor mechanics and has new rubber tires. These tractors were very popular on farms across Canada during the early pioneering times. Currently, they can be used for fieldwork, prepping land, or as an addition to an antique tractor collection.
Minniapolis-Moline 1 (Red Front Plate)
Unfortunately, there are no model numbers or serial numbers on this tractor to identify it further. However, it is in good running condition, has been inspected by our certified mechanics at Timberstar and has new rubber tires.
The Minneapolis-Moline UTS is in good running condition, has been inspected by our certified mechanics at Timberstar and has new rubber tires.
We’d like to send a massive thank you to Burbridge Farm Ltd for generously donating its tractors to support the O’Keefe Ranch. As, well, thank you to each of our wonderful customers and amazing community for supporting each other through this time. As a local business ourselves, we love seeing the community rally together to help support each other.