70 Year Yarns

70 Years

Celebrating the people and personalities behind Ramsey Bros

Everyone loves a good yarn. So, to celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2020, we’ve decided to share some of the best we’ve heard along the way. There are tales of tenacity and tragedy, stories that will make you laugh until you cry and others that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief. Yarns remind us that the human spirit is nothing less than extraordinary. And the more you learn about another person’s life, the more you discover about your own. Enjoy.

Train Crossing

This week’s yarn is another from the Vault of Ramsey Bros Icon and former Cleve salesman Bob Rehn.

Ute on a spit

How do you like your ute bbq-ed? Rare, medium rare? Well, Daven “Waxy” Tomney prefers his well done. Yes, some of you may have heard about poor Waxy’s infamous run in with a charcoal spit BBQ some years ago...

Death-defying double decker delivery

On paper, unloading the two new headers should have been a fairly straightforward exercise. But this was no ordinary delivery. In the 1970s, Ramsey Bros bought up to half a dozen Massey Ferguson pull-type headers at a time...

I wonder how big that new car wash is?

It seemed like a good idea at the time… Matt and Tim Eckert were invited to bring their impressive 550Hp Case IH Quadtrac, affectionately known as “quaddy", to display in Meningie as part of a showcase of farm machinery, past and present.


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