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Any of you, or neighbors got an old pull type?
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Old combine curious... Just can't stand it!    Posted 02-28-2003 at 16:26:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy All,
I'm just busting to know if any of you are using pull type combines? Farmers have made mention of using them on small well managed organic farming operations. Looks like some organic types are showing profit fooling with these old combines. None are getting rich mind you, but I've got to give them credit. What I appreciate is the fact that they are putting these oldtimers back in fields.
We got an old Deere 12A stuck in out of the weather. It has the LUC 2 cylinder, and is a sacking type. The pick-up belt is rotted on it.
May just try a go with it on a very small patch of oats. Got to talk the Mrs. into it, She'd be the one sittin up on the thing tieing them millers knots! Hmm, wonder if the Oliver can handle it? LOL! We'll post a photo of it in the gallery. You might have to squint to see it for the dust and cobwebs. Mike D.

Renee    Posted 02-28-2003 at 16:48:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mike, is there any sale for old farm machinery? I bought this place in Sept. and out in a tall bunch of weeds there was 3 pieces of machinery. I think one is a cultavater, and one a harrow and I'm not sure, but I think a chisle plow. A plow with long narrow plows.
Wish I could use them, but nothing to pull them with.

Mike D.    Posted 02-28-2003 at 17:47:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are many good places to sell equipment. If that is what you want to do, you may be surprised. There is a classified section on the YesterdaysTractor site. The ads are free.
You can even post picture ads too. Then there is Ebay. What about local classified ads? Consignment auctions? Neighbors? Bulletin board at the feed store?

But- I sense that you may want to play in the dirt some. No sin in that or I'd be going to h&ll for sure. What would you do with them if you had something to tug them with? Big garden? Re-do a pasture? Why not get a decent old tractor and have at it? There is a world of experience on this site and on the other Forums on the YT site.
Folks can steer you toward the right machine for you, or suggest a good way to sell off your stuff.
Whatever you decide, this is a good site to bounce your ideas. Sure is nice to have a place to ask a question and get an answer.
Let us know what you decide to do. That 3rd. item may be a spring tooth harrow, may not.
Regards- Mike D.

Renee    Posted 03-01-2003 at 04:19:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good idea's Mike, I've got about 2 and 1/2 acrea of pasture that I'd like to re-do. I thought about frost seeding it, by hand. But without opening the ground some, and just throwing the seed on top of old pasture. I think I might be wasting my time and money.

And then there's one corner of the pasture, I'd like to plow for a garden.

Maybe I could find an old tractor. Your post put idea's into my head.


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