Walt Curtis has been a member of the EDGE&TA club since we started Iron horses and Machinery Club, Branch 106 in 1999, the first branch in Nevada. He held the first office of president at the branch inception, and is currently in this position. To date he has held the offices of President, Vice-President and Safety Officer. He also supported, trained and donated the use of his tractors to a young boy in the Youth Driving Program.
Walt is a retired contractor. He has a large shop and can be found working daily on one of his projects. He is a major collector of any and all antique memorabilia. He also has large buildings full of tractors, cats, engines, boat motors, cars, and trucks and all types of farming implements. People have come from all over the United States and other countries to look at his eclectic collection.
He is an excellent mechanic/machinist and woodworker and a jack-of-all-trades. He keeps extremely busy repairing and restoring his equipment. Some of it is currently used for the operation of his small farm. From plowing the fields to combining his grain, this is the proving ground for his antique equipment. Other members are also welcome to bring their tractors over to help.
Walt is always willing to help anyone with mechanical problems, searching for parts, or advice on tractors and antique engines. Walt is extremely personable and no matter what he is working on, he always makes himself available to give someone a hand.
Mr. Curtis is very well known and liked in our community. He donates his time and equipment to help where needed. Whether it is something fun or entertaining for the community or at a time of crisis, Walt and his equipment can be found working. The club regularly uses his shop to hold our potluck meals and meetings and is the staging area for our tractor drives, which he leads. Walt also has available tractors if someone needs to borrow a tractor for our tractor drives. He has several hundred to choose from.
Walt has been a major contributor to our local shows. He’ll bring 6 to 7 loads of tractors, engines and equipment. Walt and his wife also load their trailer and travel to some of the shows or go to auctions to find more treasures.