Last Chance to See Big Bud at Heartland Acres

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See Big Bud – Worlds’ Largest Tractor at Heartland Acres  

in Independence, Iowa through July 6, 2013.      

Big Bud 16V – 747 – Worlds’ largest tractor arrives at Heartland Acres April 6, 2010. Big Bud will depart Heartland Acres after the fourth of July weekend 2013. 

Big Bud, 16V – 747 – The Worlds’ Largest Tractor has been on display at Heartland Acres Agribition Center since arriving in April 2010. Many people from around the world have had the opportunity to see Big Bud during an extended stay at Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa. 

What started out to be a 30 day visit in 2010 grew into a 3 year visit. “The monstrous tractor and Heartland Acres both benefited from the visit and the attention gained has helped both be recognized in their own right.” commented Craig Johnson, Executive Director at Heartland. Big Bud has called the Heartland Acres campus home for the past three years except or a period of time when it visited the Farm Progress Show in Boone and then for a short stay at Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa. The Heartland Museum in Clarion will be the home of Big Bud for the next several months while details are worked out for a visit to another location. For details on future locations of Big Bud check out

The Machine Shed at Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa, will have a large area to fill with other interesting and significant tractors in the coming months. 25 other tractors remain on campus with several news ones slated to arrive this summer. Check out for details.

Heartland Acres is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. For more information about Heartland Acres please visit us at  or call (319) 332.0123 or find us on Facebook.

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