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Nebraska ‘Pedal Tractor Pull’ confirms trucking is a family affair

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A county fair in Nebraska offered kiddos a chance to do a bit of smaller-scale trucking over the weekend, confirming that trucking can be a family affair. 

The ‘Pedal Tractor Pull’ took place at the Buffalo County Fair in Kearney, Nebraska on Sunday, July 25th, and pitted children ages four to twelve against each other in a mini truck/tractor pull competition using toy pedal tractors. 

The children pulled actual weights with their pedal tractors as they attempted to make it across the concrete floor of the Exhibit Building. 

“It starts out real light and then as the participant pedals the tractor and goes forward, the box goes up on the incline and puts more weight on the plate in the front, so that makes it heavier and tougher for them to go,” said Pedal Tractor Competition Volunteer Kaleb Senff.

The three girls and three boys who pulled the weight the farthest get the chance to compete in the state competition at the Nebraska State Fair next month. Four-year-old Brooklyn Bailey is one of these kiddos. 

“She did really good,” Brooklyn’s mom Justina Bailey said to Local 4 News. “We have a pedal tractor at home and it has a trailer and she carries her brother around and hauls a bunch of stuff in the trailer.”

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