Corn Chopper Competition at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman 1 Comment

They’re not the kind of choppers that turn corn into silage – they are the kind that turn heads on the highway.

A father and son custom motorcycle design team split up to create corn-themed choppers for two different corn seed companies – Dekalb and Beck’s Hybrids.

The relatively friendly competition produced the Beck’s Hybrids 75th Anniversary custom built Orange County Choppers motorcycles on display in the company’s tent at FPS 2011. The one on the left has a combine corn head with ears of corn for handles and both have vintage farm scenes on the gas tanks, designed by Paul Teutul Sr., CEO of Orange County Choppers.

You can stop by the Beck’s tent to enter to win one of these bikes in the We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund Sweepstakes. The drawing will be held on Feb. 22, 2012 and the winner will be announced at Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn., March 1 – 3, 2012.

farm progress show 2011Meanwhile, Dekalb showcased their 100th anniversary custom made chopper designed by son Paul Jr., who rode the bike ahead of the crowd as the main gate entrance opened at Farm Progress Show on Tuesday.

The Dekalb chopper will be auctioned next year with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross, after traveling across approximately 10 states on a 14-20 stop Chopper Tour around rural America following the Farm Progress Show reveal.

The build and reveal of both the seed companies’ commemorative choppers will be featured on upcoming episodes of “American Chopper” on The Discovery Channel.

Watch the opening gate video from FPS 2011 below:

2011 Farm Progress Show Photo Album

Precision Pays Coverage of the Farm Progress Show is sponsored by John Deere FS GreenPlan Solutions AgLeader

Farm Progress Show, General

Comments 1

  1. KenJod

    If anyone watched the design and build process of the Beck’s 75 yr and Dekalb 100 yr bike buildon Discovery, you would quickly see the error in this article. Paul Teutul Sr doesn’t design or build the bikes he puts the Orange County Chopper (OCC) name to. On the other hand, Paul Teutul Jr is fully involved from start to finish with the bikes built by his company, Paul Jr Designs (PJD). It’s evident what that hands on approach does for the end result, a far superior bike, both in appearance and function. Paul Jr’s bike utilizes the 100 yr history of Dekalb, in addition with use of their logo. OCC’s bike forgot that this was to honor the 75 years Beck’s has been in business, and without seeing the logo, it ended up looking like any company’s toy farm equipment. Hands down Dekalb got the better bike.

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