Rufus the tractor proves himself a worthy addition to the Holroyd farm. He is instrumental in helping the pig get to sea. His engergetic plowing turns up valuable treasure on the property. Rufus is valuable as a watchman as well. With the help of Ben the dog and the other farm animals, he manages to scare off thieves one winter night. These pleasent episodes in the life of a shiny red tractor will appeal to children who have seen these machines and can visualize them to human terms.