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jstan

climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 08:14pm PT
I looked up the history on Farmall. I can't believe our first Farmall A was only five or six years old when we got it. It looked exactly the same when we sold it 40 years later.
Credit: jstan

Here it has the row cultivator on it. Before I was full growed I had 130 times the power I have now. Damn! It really has been all downhill.

A D8.

Definitely.

A D8.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
happie that looks a lot like the hill country where I grew up in Tennessee. Really panged me there with that image.

jstan that sure is a fine tractor.

DMT
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 21, 2012 - 08:30pm PT
Tobia, didn't mean they moved all production to China.

But I used a Kubota in Australia in 2009 which was definitely made in China. I forget the model, maybe an L2050 or L2250, but it was brand new.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Khanom,
I figured that is what you meant. I remember the first kubota I saw. The state of Mississippi bought boat load of them to mow the right of ways with. I had to get out of the car and look at one; maybe 1980 or so.

Here's a strange configuration for a tractor used in South Georgia to haul long leaf pine and cypress out of the bottoms:
Don't load the mule, load the wagon.
Don't load the mule, load the wagon.
Credit: Tobia


tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 22, 2012 - 07:49am PT
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Credit: tradmanclimbs
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Credit: tradmanclimbs
My neighbor Loyde with his home made Doodle Bug. The rear end is a chopped down suburban. The front end and stearing box/ collum out of a toyota. the motor and tranny are a model T Ford. The hydralics run off of a dump truck power steering pump. the man is genius and a damn good neighbor.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 22, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
wow, great stuff, both the photos and stories. Seems like a lot folks are back home for turkey day, back where there are tractors a plenty.

Been seeing about 100 tractor an hour out here in the land of big agriculture. Yesterday missed getting some shots of real cool ones with these tall (like 8 feet) super thin wheels that they use in rice fields, however when I went to snap a photo there was no photo card in my camera. Left it in the computer.

Did get this monster today, on its way to level a field for sugar cane planting.

they call me Mr. Deere
they call me Mr. Deere
Credit: little Z
perswig

climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Your neighbor's rig is pretty cool, Nick.



Dale
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
Winery tractor pull
Winery tractor pull
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Drive by

DMT
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 24, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Thanksgiveing at my sisters farm.
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
just does not seem right without snow...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 24, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Anyone want to start a Treads Thread?
Anyone want to start a Treads Thread?
Credit: mouse from merced
Bucyrus Erie 22B in the dredge tailings at Merced Falls on Mike B's ac...
Bucyrus Erie 22B in the dredge tailings at Merced Falls on Mike B's acreage. Used for scooping out "bass ponds' fed by in-season ditches. Not a bass man, myself. He's got the Merced River in his front yard for trout, WTF?
Credit: mouse from merced
My brother's toy out in Merced Falls.
perswig

climber
Nov 25, 2012 - 09:42pm PT

Winery and tractor.
Check.


Weird forklift/bomb disposal unit combo.
Check.

Dale
perswig

climber
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:06am PT

Quick pic of this workaday rig on the way to T-giving.


Also, just scored this in the sale corner of a local bookstore.




Envy at will.
Dale

(Khanom - sorry; I missed your Irving reference before; I had vague rememberances of reading about a logging tractor, but I was thinking something by Carolyn Chute. Good reminder to go back and re-read some Irving. Thanks!)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:35pm PT
Credit: zBrown

Credit: zBrown
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 13, 2012 - 05:47pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 14, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
In Case you didn't know, Merced has an agriculture museum, located on Highway 140.
http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1153185

MOSSBACK FARMERS RULE!

From the newest &#40;2013&#41; MCHS calendar, celebrating 1913 vintage...
From the newest (2013) MCHS calendar, celebrating 1913 vintage photos & stories.
Credit: MCHS
Rock!...oopsie.

Trad climber
the pitch above you
Dec 14, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
J Forensic Sci. 1993 Mar;38(2):359-64.
Autoerotic fatalities with power hydraulics.
O'Halloran RL, Dietz PE.
Source
Ventura County Medical Examiner Office, CA.
Abstract
We report two cases in which men used the hydraulic shovels on tractors to suspend themselves for masochistic sexual stimulation. One man developed a romantic attachment to a tractor, even giving it a name and writing poetry in its honor. He died accidentally while intentionally asphyxiating himself through suspension by the neck, leaving clues that he enjoyed perceptual distortions during asphyxiation. The other man engaged in sexual bondage and transvestic fetishism, but did not purposely asphyxiate himself. He died when accidentally pinned to the ground under a shovel after intentionally suspending himself by the ankles. We compare these cases with other autoerotic fatalities involving perceptual distortion, cross-dressing, machinery, and postural asphyxiation by chest compression.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 14, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 15, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#278496
perswig

climber
Dec 15, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
That was awesome, Skully!

Dale
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