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By Alex Ross 

Big Equipment rising up from the ashes


January 23, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Big Equipment owner Ron Harmon points while speaking at the burned remnants of his business. Harmon has moved quickly after the fire the day before Christmas that razed the property, working in a temporary office, finding temporary places for his employees to work, and setting plans for two permanent locations for his business that sells new and used equipment and repairs and upgrades equipment, specializing on the Big Bud tractors Harmon manufactured in the 1970s and '80s.

A month after a Christmas Eve Day fire razed his business and left him with millions of dollars in losses, Ron Harmon said Friday that Big Equipment Co. LLC is back in operation and looking to expand.

"We might still be limping a little bit, but largely we are up and running," he said.

Harmon's Big Equipment Co. focuses on selling, servicing and upgrading tractors, especially the the Big Bud tractors built in Havre between 1969 and 1984. Big Bud built the Big Bud 747 in the 1970s, the largest tractor in the world.

Harmon purchased Big Bud in 1974. The company continued building Big Bu...

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