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Robert Richwine of Brownsburg, Ind., blows a plume of fire out of his "Mean Machine" during the 2008 Smokin' Iron Tractor Pull.

A smokin' legacy

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The Smokin' Iron Tractor Pull has been something of a hidden treasure the last seven years, an event which is tucked away in the small and quaint village of Ottertail -- an unlikely destination for one of the best pulls in the nation.


But that treasure lost one of its gems with the passing of Bill Ferrell this past February.

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