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Duchscher discussing possible Big Bud museum in Havre

Project gaining interest but in very early stages


Last updated 5/28/2021 at 12:01pm

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Ron Harmon talks in 2014 about a Big Bud tractor his business, Big Equipment, had just upgraded, making it the second-largest tractor in the world. The largest tractor in the world also was made in Havre in 1977 by Harmon's Big Bud company, the Big Bud 747. Wally Duchscher is proposing creating a Big Bud museum in Havre.

Havre resident Wally Duchscher is working to gauge interest in a potential museum he'd like to see set up in the Havre area, one devoted to the history of the now-closed local business Big Bud, creator of the world's largest farm tractor, the Big Bud 747.

Duchscher, who worked at Big Bud handling finances while the 747 was built, said the project is in very early stages of development and is still waiting on a feasibility study, but he hopes such a museum might bring more tourists to Havre and contribute to making it a destination along with other attractions like the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo...

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