Albury strong woman to attempt tractor pull at Henty


Albury strongwoman Scout Symons will attempt to pull a John Deere tractor at Henty on Thursday.

Albury strong woman Scout Symons will attempt to pull a tractor at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days.

Scout, head of girls boarding at Scots School, will use a body harness to pull a John Deere tractor at the Hutcheon & Pearce site on Thursday, September 20 at 10am and 1.30pm.

Ms Symons, 26, began powerlifting in 2014 and is an entrant in the HMFD Ms JD 2018 competition.

She will pull the vintage 1928 D Model John Deere tractor, owned by the Schulz family, of Jindera.

At manufacture, the tractor was listed with a weight of 4090 to 5880 pounds (1.8 tonnes to 2.6 tonnes).

She competed in her first sanctioned competition in 2015, and has pulled vehicles up to 10 tonnes in weight including a highway patrol car in strongman events.

Scout qualified top 10 in her weight category (under 82kg) at the Static Monsters World Championships on the Gold Coast for lifting a log and axle deadlift.

“Strongman involves lifting different implements which are usually quite awkward, and moving them,’’ she said.

“This sport is on the rise and it is a very empowering to be able to move a vehicle or a tractor in this case with your body.

“I hope to empower others to try a strength sport – I strongly believe it is about what your body can do, not what it looks like.’’

Scout trains six days a week at World Gym, Albury, and Valeo Training Academy, Wangaratta.

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Caption: (image Scout.jpg) Albury strongwoman Scout Symons will attempt to pull a John Deere tractor at Henty on Thursday.