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Last farm tractor
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bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 07:40:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
my last tractor from the farm left on a trailer this mornin on its way to a new home. no more big wheel tractors left, all gone. have little tractors left. i was sorry to see the farmall H go .she was the last connection to a life of yesteryear. no more farmer bob good bye forever

bob ( who realy and truely misses that life)

deadcarp    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:09:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
i drove a 48 farmall h enough to strip high gear - and ovalize the hitch hole - i still know who has that one in the shed - original back tires - nice to know where it is.

bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:21:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
please don't temptations the tire tracks from the trailer haven't cooled off yet

Ron/PA    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:06:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
So how long do you think it'll be before you're watching the want ads, and farm auctions? Eh?
Sorry to hear the last of them are gone, I know what you mean about gonna miss it.

bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:19:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
i look at them now but so far no buy i like to go to the auctions down your way

mud    Posted 12-16-2004 at 07:47:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
how so bob ny?

bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:16:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
my wife and i had a beef farm for 30 yrs or more
i also worked for a power company. i was involved in a chemical accident and lost 70% use of both lungs in 1994 . i retired and between the lungs and bad knees i couldn't do the work necessary to keep farming kids were not interested plus a realy big jump in property taxes forced us to sell. we bought a smaller place on top of a mountian in the woods away from civilization but it is starting to catch up agian i brought a couple of tractors with me but they are all gone now smaller tractors are easier to get off and on so on goes life a differant time a differant place

say bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 12:14:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like you made a good trade off. those smaller tractors are easier to tote around thats for sure.

years ago a neighbor of my folks modified his rider with an old mcculluch chain saw engine.
thing smoked like crazy. he pulled 3 reel mowers behind it.

bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 12:29:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
you can do most anything with belts and pulleys or gears

mud    Posted 12-16-2004 at 13:21:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
except balance this danged checkbook!

what is your oldest small tractor? you mentioned 30s & 40s?

Bob    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:54:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Damn, farm life is hard to get over. Actually, I suspect few of us that have left it will EVER get over it! I havent farmed for 7 years, still have my big 4WD Deere as a "pet"! It's older, not worth a lot, but it's hard to justify keeping it around, except for the memories!

bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 09:04:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
i collect and restore garden tractors now. i like the oldies 30's and 40's. i have 13 tractors now. use two or three the rest are for parades and shows and parts to keep others running

Bob    Posted 12-16-2004 at 10:28:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good grief... I do that too! Deere's and Minnie Mo's!

bob ny    Posted 12-16-2004 at 10:44:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
mostly tiger tractors for me some two wheeled
a couple of comedy tractors ( jane dear and a fire truck)ping me bob bob ny

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