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EIEIO    Posted 05-23-2002 at 12:28:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dennis had to take my riding mower in for CPR and he said when he gets back he is going to teach me to drive the John Deere. To save a marriage I want to learn before he gets back. I drive a five speed which should help. This tractor has only five speeds, there is a pedal on the left, which I think is the brake, on the right are two pedals, I tried both of them but I really don't know what difference it made. I was only going around two miles an hour. Is it like the car one is the gear and one is the gas? Thanks

DeadCarp - tractors wimenfolk    Posted 05-23-2002 at 18:35:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm so glad you did all this while i was offline, otherwise i'd have worried about you. Tractors can hurt ya girl! Jeez! And JDs aren't particularly built with human drivers in mind! I think whoever designed them was either measuring Martians or martinis, hard to tell.

I'll hafta admit, i pulled a dirty trick to introduce the missus to driving tractor though -- I'd borrowed a Farmall with a Farmhand on it (you know, the big cubic kind that jingle like a harness when they start bouncing?) and had it going dwon the tar and she was following in our Datsun pickup.

Well, she HATED to drive the Datsun so at a pee stop, i talked her into trading seats. Just to try it. Okay, she sat down & let the clutch out real easy and it started picking up a nice even speed so i figured she's doin good! Had her shove the clutch in one more time so i could grab road gear, and i just hopped off the back. Well, it got going faster and started bouncing and "you-you"-ing and the Farmhand started jumping and jingling and she started yelling my name in sheer terror.

By that time she was going too fast for me to catch her on foot, so i hadta run back, fire up the Datsun & catch up. About a half-mile later i did, and by then the thing had rolled to a stop, she's got her left foot halfway thru that clutch, she's scared to death and the engine's bellerin away, and when i finally got the throttle down and could hear her again, i quickly learned that she was a NOT happy camper, let me tell ya! That little gal rattled off a string of swear words that would scare the fork outa Lucifer's tail, and about every tenth word in between was "NEVER" .........

(Needless to say, we haven't discussed the experience since. If you want to bring it up, go ahead but let me get supper, a blanket & a running start, okay?) heh heh

Hogman    Posted 05-24-2002 at 00:48:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got Maw Hog on tha old 9N once out of dire need. Very dire! Yet there was a time when She could wheel a big ole Crown bus around like a NY taxi driver.

EIEIO    Posted 05-23-2002 at 23:01:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
A little secret just between you and me. After I followed everyones' advice and waited for Dennis' help I drove it. The tractor was fun, I felt 12 feet tall sitting up there and actually driving it, but my riding lawn mower is more my speed! I would rather feel 5'2" and know I can always jump if something happens.

Greg VT    Posted 05-23-2002 at 13:00:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I`m sure you'll be able to drive that thing just fine but seeing how you've never done it before maybe you should wait till your hubby gets home so he can show ya some of the finer points. Them things can get away from ya if ya aren't careful. Hate to see ya get hurt as I enjoy reading your posts.

EIEIO    Posted 05-23-2002 at 13:03:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay guys I get the hint, I will just wait for Dennis to get home, but I hope none of you ever want to know how to a woman thing LOL!!

Holy Moses    Posted 05-23-2002 at 12:53:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now, I believe if'n I wus you I mighta quit somewhares near the clutch question. Run it up a tree yet? Might jus thunk it over sum more, ain't no thang ta play with... they been known ta git all uppity an kill folks, even folks that no hows ta run 'em. Stay off if'n you can. SW

Mudcat49    Posted 05-23-2002 at 12:37:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

EIEIO    Posted 05-23-2002 at 12:43:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Honest he said I could drive it, plus he will see this posted. Plus he can't trade me in cuz he would end up with two thirty year olds and he would be dead within a week.

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