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WHATS WORSER'N A FLAT TRACTOR TIRE?
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Hogman****    Posted 08-30-2002 at 19:11:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well now no question about it, TWO flat tires.Cut some hay, checked it ,was just right ta bale,come back,jump on "rakin" tractor ,fire it up'n start ta back out,noted right front tire is fritter flat. Take a look at tha forward port wheel'n FLAT!
Two tire shops in area,both closed on Fri & Sat,with Monday bein a holliday and tha weather quesser sayin it's gonna rain Tuesday,DENNIS STOP DANCIN!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rufus WIndrow    Posted 08-31-2002 at 08:44:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
No problem, I used to run into that flat tire thing all the time on the Merryweather Haybinder Tractor. Had a full-time air hose hooked into the #9 plug hole which fed air into the flat tire continuously. Well, it wasn't really air, actually was air and fuel mixture but it worked pretty good. Just don't smoke around the front tires that's all because that mixture tends to come out of the hole that's causing the flat. Chewing is OK though, as a matter of fact if you can round up some Ol' Cuss tabaccy, a nice wad of it'll seal that hole up no problem. Causes the tractor to bump a bit on pavement but just hang on to the wheel real tight like.


Hogman*** hey now I remember, Uncle Snicklefritz had one of them    Posted 08-31-2002 at 08:55:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bought it brand new back in 1901 only His'n was a 11 cylindr'un,kinda shook at low speed but smoothed out pretty good when Ya got tha PTO up 5000 RPM. Never could hold a candle to tha tri directional triple divertashional dual inverted super-motivationally inspired sonic drive "ESSEX".
But, Ya can't have everthing Ya noe.


Mudcat49, wot's worst that a flat tractor tire? THIS    Posted 08-31-2002 at 05:28:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
One afternoon while bushhogging I had a flat tire on the tractor (thankfully front) I removed it and took it to town to the tire store to be fixed. While I was waiting for it to be fixed the store manager said, looks like you are having a bad day sir, Well I replyed, iffen a flat front tractor tire was the worst thing to happen to me today, I would be ok. I went to my proctologist this morning for my annual checkup. NUFF SAID!!!


Hogman    Posted 08-31-2002 at 08:44:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our old blue Heeler a breed which is well known for brain damage at birth and learnin disabled for life was havin problems. Took'im to tha vet'n one of tha things was to put on a rubber glove'n do a rectal exam. Long time later tha dog got some skin trouble'n tha vet sold Us some high powered shampo'n said be sure ta wear rubber gloves with this stuff.

Now tha ole dog was used ta gettin a bath so when I fixed tha water'n called'im He come runnin. Well now, I pulled out tha rubber gloves'n started puttin one on'n We saw nary a sign of tha ole heeler for a coupla days.

So as Ya can see Muddy "WE ARE NOT ALONE"!


Glen sw wi    Posted 08-31-2002 at 04:54:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Worse than a flat tire:
When raking marsh hay with a cat, a track broke just as I was making a turnaround. Ran completly off the track. Cat sunk in the soft ground. Man those tracks are heavy! And the bloodsuckers in a marsh are sure hungry.


Hogman*** now THATS what Ya might call a bad'un    Posted 08-31-2002 at 05:04:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a dozer stuck out in a pond once,pulled out that cable figurin ta use a big ole Oak tree ta snatch it out. Time I got it hooked up only left a couple of turns on tha spool ,sucked tha end right out without ever movin tha Dozer---but as Fergus would put it---thats another story---- in tha annuls of shear stupid heroics of course


Glen sw wi    Posted 08-31-2002 at 05:16:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The boss was plowing a marsh about ten miles from home and used to run through the woods at the end of the field. Caught a stump in the hole in the steel belly guard where you drain the oil. After I finished doing the chores went to see where he was. He had the ground all dug up around the cat as he tried to get loose. Worst part was that he was alergic to those bloodsuckers,of which there were millions. He spent two days in the hosp.. Needless to say, I waited untill the sun was high before I went out with the jacks and cribbing to get it off the stump.


Les...Bloodsuckers???????    Posted 08-31-2002 at 06:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You couldn't pay me enough to "farm" in that kind of stuff. In the service I suppose you had to put up with it but never would I do that kind of thing willingly.


glen sw wi    Posted 08-31-2002 at 07:09:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
He had both marshland and highland. In the dry years wo got 12 foot corn off the marsh and not much off the highground. In a wet year it was reversed. Could grow potatoes the size of muskmellons on the marsh.


an idiot    Posted 08-31-2002 at 01:39:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have you checked to see if a wheel off something else will fit? I think a left wheel from an IH 46 baler or a NH 69 baler will fit on the front of a JD 50 or A or a DB 885, but I haven't tested this...


Les    Posted 08-30-2002 at 21:00:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, Hogman, if I fire up the old VAC and head your way, I otter be there oh, about Thanksgivin or so. Spose that hay'll keep?


Jake from Jakes Corner, Yukon Territory    Posted 08-30-2002 at 20:35:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Hogman, if you was a little closer I bring over my Boner-Arbuch Uni-Wheel Model 'B'. You wouldn't have to worry about them little rubber tire goin' down just when you needs 'em. I don't use it much in pineapples but the Uni-Wheel an auto-raking feature that makes the evenist windrows you ever did see. Ya just program it all in the Auto-compensator System. Set the Tonette to potometer-off-load and let her rake. yup, too bad we are so far a part. Them flat tires remind me of when Gimpleg, Fergus and me was soldiering over in Algeria in 1954, but that's another story.


Fergus Dingle    Posted 08-30-2002 at 19:49:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well Hogman, if you had A REAL tractor with steel wheels you wouldn't have to ask, but since you got one with them with rubberised wheels it seems to me that you could air 'em up and see if they stay up long enough to do the the rakin', you can hook the rake to a tractor what still has air in its rubberised wheels. You could also throw them rubberised wheels up on your flatbed and take 'em somewheres that ain't closed up and have 'em fixed. Aw course, you could do what I would do and that's call the neighbor and let him rake it for ya and maybe bale it , too, while you sit in the air conditioned house drinking some of DeadCarp's uncle's Bloomer Solvent and watch one of them soap operas on T.V. Or if you ain't finished your "Farm Talk", this would be a good time to do it. Sure hope this helps.


DeadCarp- handy gadget    Posted 08-30-2002 at 19:38:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Uncle worked for a service station, and he had a little toolbox in his pickup - carried a small spare-air tank in there. The thing was only about 2 feet long and had a short hose, valve & guage but it was enough to inflate a tractor tire well enough to scoot it over to the shop where the real air was. He helped many a motorist with that thing, and used to to blow out plumbing for winterizing cabins etc. :)


Bob /Ont.    Posted 08-30-2002 at 19:42:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They are called an air pig, DC. real handy and not expensive either.
Later Bob


WallSal55    Posted 08-30-2002 at 19:34:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember a moment like that--with a hayrack
filled with those huge round bales. Flat tire was on the hayrack, so the rack was leaning, tilting--on the country blacktop. Seems like
my husband had to go back after a bale or two!
But the cost of two tractor tires--ouch!


Bob /Ont.    Posted 08-30-2002 at 19:29:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe he could send over a spare tractor too Hogman, not going to need it till EI's new brush hog gets there:<)
Later Bob


bob    Posted 08-30-2002 at 20:08:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
just boot tire up to puter seems like thiers enough hot air to keep them up


Bob /Ont.    Posted 08-30-2002 at 20:13:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hold on here, Hogman doesn't want a tractor that will float away now does he:<)
Later Bob


Hogman *** AND NOW FOR THA REST OF THA STORY    Posted 08-31-2002 at 04:55:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
ITEM A .Nothin else will fit as tha 9N double dusted semi strknized choke bored triplenated FORD front wheel resides alone in tha world of unique wheeldom.

ITEM B. Some stupid oaf moved it just far enough for tha starboard wheel ta swaller tha dad blamed valve stem.

ITEM C.Tha mowed hay rearranger is still attached to tha contraption in question listed in ITEM A. in such an obsine location as ta precludin tha use of another means of motivation and sides all that,tha mowers on the 2000 and in My present state of health I AIN'T GONNA WRASSLE THAT DUDE OFF NO WAY!

ITEM D. The next nearest tire place is 60 miles and no assurance as to.

ITEM E. not enough hay envolved to ask a neighbor ta come this far with a rake, several I could call as would come runnin but ones requests need be tempered with common sense.

ITEM F. Have'n resigned Myself to tha situation shall stay inside with some'a that solvent'n---- oops,medication won't allow that.

Thanks to all for the kind thoughts,suggestions,helpful hints and Jake, that must be a new model,soon as a dealer gets set up down here in tha south 13 let Us noe. Had been considerin goin back ta mules for them narra rows.


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