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Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 28, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
This makes for a great Sunday afternoon read on one of the last lay hot days of fall (I hope). Great stuff here.

Loved Rich's story about the correct way being to "hang it out" and pee while the tractor is running. This is Guy 101! Ha ha!

I worked at a summer camp right out of college in Southern Wisconsin (Oconomowoc). I was the leader of a unit of younger teenagers and counselor. We lived in these giant surplus canvas army tents on concrete platforms. The camp had an old tractor (a Ford I think, don't recall much other than the fun of driving it) and it was a blast fer sure. Used it mostly for hauling a flatbed of camp equipment or a boatload of teenagers. More fun that you can swing a stick at. If I have photos, they are deeply buried.

There was also an old unregistered Plymouth Duster (or similar Mopar make) that was my "camp" car. Bald tires and beat up to hell, had some fun in that thing too, driving it around the dirt roads and fields.

TPFU!

Would definitely welcome eKat input on this thread!

My big unrealized dream in life is to be a snowcat operator. At least for one night to see what it's really like.

Eric
Borut

climber
french
Oct 29, 2012 - 11:56am PT
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Nothing much, but I thought I'd drop by. Hello!

Great topic!


Borut
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 6, 2012 - 06:06pm PT
This is my tractor. just arrived today. needs lots of work. The crappy plow comes off tomorrow and the Fisher goes on. needs brakes, heater core,wireing,carb work, shifting linkage, etc, etc but man is she Cool!
1968 K20 3/4 ton dump.
1968 K20 3/4 ton dump.
Credit: tradmanclimbs
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
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
Funny (maybe) story: We were looking at some land up by Big Oak Flat, owned by this wonderful lesbian couple. We really hit it off and they spent hours showing us around the property, their property, and another neighbor's. At that neighbor's place they had a really nice John Deere. As we walked up to the huge array of disc, box scrapers, blades, roto-tillers, and just about everything you could imagine, the one woman, surveying all this, says to me with a wild look in her eye: "I have implement envy".

I have implement envy too:

http://www.everythingattachments.com/




Watch the videos... very interesting.
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.

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