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cowpoke

climber
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
store in Oslo (with stores in NY and LA, too, I think), Moods of Norway, is working on making the tractor chic







they have waffle makers too:
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
There's a little spot on the Appalachian Trail, somewhere near Grayson Highlands in Virginia IIRC..been a long time ago since I was there... where you're crossing this big open area of rolling grassy hills. And someone took about 4 or 5 old tractor seats and sank the posts into the ground making a sort of park bench type setup.

Maybe I can find a pic, I sat there and enjoyed some medicinal and a nice sunset. Had to be the most comfortable a tractor seat in all my life (it helps that it ain't bouncing you all over and that you just spent the last 6 hrs hiking 20 miles with a pack)...EDIT: sumbitch, here they are:

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:37pm PT
The Worm is hoping for plenty of action this winter!

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John M

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:52pm PT
Those crazy Swedes

Burnouts, brodies and donuts


Silver

Ice climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
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Missing photo ID#273686
My neighbor the other day
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
Dude! That dude is TOTALLY SWEDISH!!!11111

Lolli drives like that. I bet that tractor feller listens to death metal too, seriously. I think I met that dude.

That is one... bad... ass... tractor.

And seriously, all the Swedes drive like that.

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
Massey Ferguson 65


Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xMa3_tT5mKA
The "tractor" starts at 6:25.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
ok the swedish turbo tractor rocks
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
I used to attend my Fair share of tractor pulls growing up in god's country (cuz no one else will have it harhar)...


That Swedish Turbo Tractor is the baddest assest tractor in the world.

The WORLD.

Prove me wrong. Don't be showing my some muscle bound Venice Beach showgirl of a tractor, it'll just get you mocked.

Swedish Turbo Tractors = Terror!

Lol. Just driving that thing would be terrifying. No helmet, no roll bar, wants to flip and roll like a beetle.... he's a good driver.

DMT
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:18pm PT
OK, I agree... that Swedish Tractor video is the best! I'm a quarter Swedish and this COMPLETELY explains my younger brothers' behaviour over the years! Ha ha!

Probably explains some of my own, but I'm not admitting it! :-)

Eric
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:24pm PT
Here's an old Gray tractor rolling in Minnesota
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
They left and moved to Hawaii, didn't they? Lost the best damn coffee shop in the world, that day..... oh man, to live in Modesto, climb in the Valley and coffee up at Buck Meadows, those were the days!

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 15, 2012 - 04:40pm PT
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
La Fangiadora &#40;rice mucker&#41;
La Fangiadora (rice mucker)
Credit: little Z

this is a pretty unique sort of tractor setup used for mashing down aquatic vegetation and churning up a flooded bed of mud in preparation for growing rice. When in use the thing is under water up to the axels. I'll try to get photos of one on the job tomorrow. Got here too late today - the sun was going down...

Credit: little Z

oops, thread drift
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
It's built on an old Ford.
Bad Climber

climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
What a funny, weird, wonderful thread for a climbing site! My main connection with tractors was the 2007 Gibsonburg,Ohio, classic tractor show. I was cycling solo cross country and stumbled into it at the end of the Labor Day weekend. It was cool to see all that old hardware. Some photos here.

BAd
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Part of a young buck's passage to manhood; learning to tractor. My nephew, on my 1974 JD1530
Credit: Tobia

Neighbor on Kubota, a newer tractor.
Credit: Tobia

Other tractors (of sort).

Another nephew, another tractor, Mack Ch613. (1995)
Credit: Tobia
Credit: Tobia
younger nephew
Credit: Tobia
They loved the air horns.

Biggest "tractor" I ever handled, a Lorain 50 Ton "Moto" Crane. I went to the factory and drove it home ( to a local construction company). The paint was still wet (literally) when I left the lot in Tenn. (1979)
210' hydraulic boom with jig installed.
Credit: Tobia
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Tobia, what a monster that crane is, seeing one of those things always reminds me of that killer chase scene in the 3rd Terminator movie.

so here's some shots of those mucking tactors in action

he loves the slop
he loves the slop
Credit: little Z

his father was a mudder...
his father was a mudder...
Credit: little Z

his muther was a mudder...
his muther was a mudder...
Credit: little Z

these tractors mash everything in their path including lots of little critters and so there are always birds around coming to snag a moist, mashed, morsel (in this case the birds are Great, Snowy, and Cattle Egrets, Little Blue Herons, and Great-tailed Grackles).

boys toys
boys toys
Credit: little Z

it still gets a job done
it still gets a job done
Credit: little Z
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:45pm PT
Still game.
Still game.
Credit: Gypsy Flores
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Nov 20, 2012 - 03:13am PT
Tobia was thinking the same thing as me upthread.

Me at five. We were moving from Wheaton, Illinois back to Massachusetts. No one noticed I was driving the rig until I got to Ohio!

Tractors of a different color...
Tractors of a different color...
Credit: Fletcher

Eric
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