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STEVEN H    Posted 08-20-2003 at 13:43:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
what is the old work horses you guys have on the farm that you depend on the most? mine would have to be my 1946 farmall H, yea i know that it is 57 years old and small, but that tractor does a lot more than any other tractor here and still runs great.

screaminghollow    Posted 08-21-2003 at 06:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
my only tractor is a 1947 8N. for 50 acres. Obviously I don't do much tilling. It clears the driveway in winter, mows fields, drills post holes, hauls firewood and logs, pushes bulls onto trailers, hauls hay, plows the garden, powers a small generator, forklifts wooden crates, spreads manure, hauls and dumps rocks, even did a little excavation with it. My wife has even mentioned getting another newer tractor. I told her, it is one of the few things around here older than I am and still working.

RichZ    Posted 08-21-2003 at 06:11:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 1951 Ferguson TO-20, that I use for all my small jobs, such as brush hogging, finish mowings, snow removal, driveway raking, manure spreading, hay cutting etc.

And I have a 1967 Oliver 1550 with a factory loader that I use for my bigger jobs, hay baling, plowing, loader work.

They both start first time everytime. They're both gas powered. As money permits, my wife and I will get more tractors, and they'll ALWAYS be vintage tractors!!

TimV    Posted 08-21-2003 at 06:40:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here (Northern NY) it's a rare farm that doesn't have at least 1 of the following: Farmall A, H, or M, or Ford 8N or 9N. On some of the smaller farms, these may still be the "big tractor", particularly the M's. On most, they're still used for the light work--raking, moving wagons, cultivating, spraying, etc. Our '42 Farmall A still pulls every wagonload of hay up into our barn, and has since my Grandfather bought it new.

Will    Posted 08-21-2003 at 04:04:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A 1972 MF 135 diesel, I work that little tractor all the time, its just the right size to get in and out of tight spots and is rock solid reliable

Fawteen    Posted 08-20-2003 at 15:29:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a 1938 McCormick-Deering F-14. Dunno about the workhorse part (my 88 John Deere gets used a lot more) but she starts every time I need her, and does anything I ask of her. Mostly she pulls trailers for various jobs, and tows the turd hearse.

I should work so good when I'm 65...

Randy    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:34:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
SWMBO. Hard to keep up with her!

Heh,heh,heh......    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:38:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
ain't that the truth....faster I go the slower I get... :^).....Clipper

Clipper    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:00:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a 1950 Farmall Super A wit a Woods mower that I work good at on bout 35 acres of hay fields and keeping our horse trails clear on which is about 125 acres.

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