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Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

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Market Farm Madness Round 3 (Sweet Sixteen)

Posted March 2019

From 64 hopeful tools to the Sweet Sixteen! Is your favorite still in the field?

Here are some highlights from the second round:

  • Duct Tape couldn’t hold it together and the 2-Wheel Tractor powers into the round of 16.
  • Harvest Crates hauled in a big victory over the Brush Hog.
  • Walk-In edged Coolbot as both struggled with cold shooting in this contest.

Read all the results at the beginning of the Round 3 Voting Poll, here.