| December/January 1987

President Reagan is shown with a brand new Ford diesel tractor given to him last year by friends to replace an older tractor for use on the Reagan ranch near Santa Barbara, California. A birthday present, the tractor is used for hauling wood, has a plow attachment and comes in very handy in the mountainous terrain. President Reagan operates the tractor on some occasions; usually a ranch hand drives it. The picture was received from the White House Photo Office and was taken by Pete Souza. We thought you'd like to see the President's tractor-a future antique!