A Story of Strength

The Survivor is a fully restored vintage tractor dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Every year, the tractor has been auctioned to a new buyer, with 100% of the funds going to various cancer charities. This year, New Holland brought Survivor back home to begin a new journey of giving.

Support the Cause

New Holland's heritage is founded on generations of agricultural support, and now we are honored to support families in the fight against cancer with the Survivor Tractor. This year, our goal is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to help fight this disease. New Holland along with CNH Industrial will match total donations up to $100,000. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Simply click on the button below to make your donation.

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Survivor Merchandise

Help support the cause. Survivor merchandise is now available.

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Survivor Stories

Be inspired by those who overcame the ultimate challenge.

  • Survivor Stories: Penny

    Join Penny Brammer and her husband Mike (members of the PA FFA Association State Staff) as they discuss her ongoing battle since being diagnosed in 2009 — how she discovered her inner strength, the importance of a positive outlook, and the realization of what really matters most to her. Penny also expresses her excitement about Survivor Tractor and what it means for cancer research.

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    Join Penny Brammer and her husband Mike (members of the PA FFA Association State Staff) as they discuss her ongoing battle since being diagnosed in 2009 — how she discovered her inner strength, the importance of a positive outlook, and the realization of what really matters most to her. Penny also expresses her excitement about Survivor Tractor and what it means for cancer research.

  • EVERY SURVIVOR HAS A STORY

    The Survivor Tractor has become an icon of strength and hope for all. Owing its existence to the generous donations of many who helped renovated this Ford N9, The Survivor is dedicated to giving even more back in return. This year, with the help of New Holland, it will travel the country raising funds to help support cancer education, research, and the search for a cure.

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    A dusty Ford 9N tractor sat idle in an old barn in southern Maryland. Its days of working in the field were over, but it was now ready to take on a new challenge as a symbol of strength and hope in the face of adversity.

    This tractor was destined to become The Survivor Tractor, a fully restored tractor painted a brilliant shade of purple; the universal color of hope for cancer survivors. The idea was the brainchild of Charles Beaver, farmer and owner of Still Creek Vineyards in historic St. Mary’s County, Md. Like so many families, the Beaver family had been touched by cancer.

    Charles knew the fine work of the Cancer Support Group and wanted to give back to an organization that had given so much to his family. Living in an area steeped in history and agriculture, where antique tractors are especially treasured, he distributed flyers explaining his mission and asking for a vintage tractor donation. A gentleman who wished to remain anonymous came forward and donated the Ford 9N, while a local collision shop donated the repairs and a new paint job.

    Since 2014, The Survivor Tractor has been bought and sold over and over again through the auction community. Each time, 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to charity. Recipients included an elementary school, a young girl battling a rare neurological disorder, families struggling with medical expenses and charities involved in the fight against cancer. In 2016, New Holland Agriculture purchased The Survivor. Thanks to a matching donation from Wolgemuth Auction, the sale resulted in a $32,000 donation to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. New Holland Agriculture is celebrating the next phase of The Survivor's journey with a campaign of giving throughout 2017 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first mass-produced tractor.

    In an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, the Survivor appeared at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, took a parade lap around the Daytona International Speedway at the Daytona 500, and will be traveling North America, stopping at New Holland dealerships, farm shows, and other events, all with the mission of raising funds to support cancer education, research and the search for a cure.

  • Survivor stories: Denise

    Looking back at her diagnosis and recovery, Denise tells her story of strength, encouraging women to be screened early and sending a message of hope for all. As a survivor herself, Denise is thankful for what The Survivor is doing for the communities around the country, the awareness it’s creating, and the amazing fund-raising efforts to help in the fight against cancer.

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    Looking back at her diagnosis and recovery, Denise tells her story of strength, encouraging women to be screened early and sending a message of hope for all. As a survivor herself, Denise is thankful for what The Survivor is doing for the communities around the country, the awareness it’s creating, and the amazing fund-raising efforts to help in the fight against cancer.

  • Survivor Stories

    New Holland is honored to help families in the fight against cancer through the Survivor Tractor. Two members of our agricultural family fought this brave battle. But they were not alone, because behind each of them was a supporting cast of friends, relatives and loved ones who helped them along the way. Watch the stories of these brave women and those who travelled the journey with them.

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    New Holland is honored to help families in the fight against cancer through the Survivor Tractor. Two of our own employees fought this brave battle. But they were not alone, because behind each of them was a supporting cast of friends, relatives and loved ones who helped them along the way. Watch the stories of these brave women and those who travelled the journey with them.

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Calendar

JUNE
 
JUNE
1
Cattlemen's Ball KanEquip
Thursday, June 1, 2017
330 17th
Syracuse, NE 68446
 
JUNE
2
Cattlemen's Ball KanEquip
Friday, June 2, 2017
330 17th
Syracuse, NE 68446
 
JUNE
3
Cattlemen's Ball KanEquip
Saturday, June 3, 2017
330 17th
Syracuse, NE 68446
 
JUNE
5
Pre-Relay For Life Event
Haley Equipment
Monday, June 5, 2017
19504 HWY 30 W.
Carroll, IA 51401
 
JUNE
6
Pre-Relay For Life Event
Haley Equipment
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
19504 HWY 30 W.
Carroll, IA 51401
 
JUNE
9

Lulich Implement
Friday, June 9, 2017
64850 US HWY 63 Mason, WI 54856
 
 
JUNE
14
Schreffler Equipment
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
71 Main Rd.
Pitman, PA 17984
 
JUNE
15
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Thursday, June 15, 2017
New Holland, PA
 
JUNE
16
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Friday, June 16, 2017
New Holland, PA
 
JUNE
17
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Saturday, June 17, 2017
New Holland, PA
 
JUNE
19
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Monday, June 19, 2017
New Holland, PA
 
JUNE
20
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
New Holland, PA
 
JUNE
21
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
New Holland, PA
 
JUNE
22
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Thursday, June 22, 2017
New Holland, PA
 
JUNE
23
NORLANCO
Relay for Life
Friday, June 23, 2017
New Holland, PA
JULY
 
JULY
12
Malvese Equipment
Wed., July 12, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
JULY
13
Malvese Equipment
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
JULY
14
Malvese Equipment
Friday, July 14, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
JULY
15
Malvese Equipment
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
JULY
16
Malvese Equipment
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
JULY
17
Malvese Equipment
Monday, July 17, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
JULY
18
Malvese Equipment
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
 
JULY
19
Malvese Equipment
Wed., July 19, 2017
Route 58
Riverhead, NY 11901
 
 
JULY
24
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Monday, July 24, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
JULY
25
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
JULY
26
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Wed., July 26, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
JULY
27
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Thursday, July 27, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
JULY
28
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Friday, July 28, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
JULY
29
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Saturday, July 29, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
JULY
30
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Sunday, July 30, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
JULY
31
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Monday, July 31, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUGUST
 
August
1
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
August
2
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Wed, August 2, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
August
3
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Thursday, August 3, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
August
4
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Friday, August 4, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
August
5
Ozark Empire Fair
S&H Farm Supply
Saturday, August 5, 2017
3001 North Grant Ave
Springfileld, MO 65803
 
August
7
Cass County Fair
KanEquip
Monday, August 7, 2017
4450 Walsh Road
Wamego, KS 66547
 
August
8
Cass County Fair
KanEquip
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
4450 Walsh Road
Wamego, KS 66547
 
August
9
Cass County Fair
KanEquip
Wed., August 9, 2017
4450 Walsh Road
Wamego, KS 66547
 
August
10
Cass County Fair
KanEquip
Thurs., August 10, 2017
4450 Walsh Road
Wamego, KS 66547
 
August
11
Cass County Fair
KanEquip
Friday, August 11, 2017
4450 Walsh Road
Wamego, KS 66547
 
August
12
Cass County Fair
KanEquip
Sat., August 12, 2017
4450 Walsh Road
Wamego, KS 66547
 
August
21
County Fair
Capital Tractor
Monday, August 21, 2017
39 Old Schuylerville Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834
 
August
22
County Fair
Capital Tractor
Tues., August 22, 2017
39 Old Schuylerville Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834
 
August
23
County Fair
Capital Tractor
Wed., August 23, 2017
39 Old Schuylerville Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834
 
August
24
County Fair
Capital Tractor
Thurs., August 24, 2017
39 Old Schuylerville Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834
 
August
25
County Fair
Capital Tractor
Friday, August 25, 2017
39 Old Schuylerville Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834
 
August
29
Farm Progress Show
New Holland Display
Tues., August 29, 2017
Decatur, Illinois
 
 
August
30
Farm Progress Show
New Holland Display
Wed., August 30, 2017
Decatur, Illinois
 
 
August
31
Farm Progress Show
New Holland Display
Thurs., August 31, 2017
Decatur, Illinois
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER
 
September
17
American
Cancer Society
Farm to Table Dinner
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Vineyard at Hershey
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
 
September
22

Mast Farms
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
2716 Main St.
Morgantown, PA 19544
 
 
September
23

Mast Farms
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
2716 Main St.
Morgantown, PA 19544
 
 
September
24
Mast Farms
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
2716 Main St.
Morgantown, PA 19544
 
 
September
27
New Holland Parade
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
New Holland
Farmers Fair
New Holland, PA 17557
 
September
28
Oregon Dairy
Corn Maze
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
2900 Oregon Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
 
September
29
Oregon Dairy
Corn Maze
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
2900 Oregon Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
 
September
30
Oregon Dairy
Corn Maze
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
2900 Oregon Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
 
 
 
 
 
 
OCTOBER
 
October
1
Oregon Dairy
Corn Maze
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
2900 Oregon Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
 
October
7
Norz Hill Farm
Sat., October 7, 2017
120 S Branch Rd.
Hillsborough Twp, NJ 08844
 
October
8
Norz Hill Farm
Sun., October 8, 2017
120 S Branch Rd.
Hillsborough Twp, NJ 08844
 
October
13
Alma Tractor
5k Charity Event
1,200 participants
Fri., October 13, 2017
35 Hwy 71 North
Alma, AR 72921
 
October
14
Alma Tractor
5k Charity Event
1,200 participants
Sat., October 14, 2017
35 Hwy 71 North
Alma, AR 72921
 
October
23

National
FFA Convention
Mon., October 23, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
 
October
24

National
FFA Convention
Tues., October 24, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
 
October
25

National
FFA Convention
Wed., October 25, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
 
October
26

National
FFA Convention
Thurs., October 26, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
 
October
27

National
FFA Convention
Fri., October 27, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
 
October
28

National
FFA Convention
Sat., October 28, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana