A 5-ton tractor that was picked up by a tornado in South Dakota has been found, sort of. The owner, Doug Davis, reported that he located parts of his machine more than a mile and a half away, scattered in southeastern Montana.
The tornado that struck Davis’ ranch was rated an EF-3 with winds estimated at 136 mph and wreaking havoc across a path 900 yards wide.
The tractor is believed to have slammed into the ground so hard that it skipped for a quarter mile before stopping. Davis has reported finding pieces more than three miles away.