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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 4, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Damn, i must be getting old...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 8, 2013 - 07:41am PT
Merced Antiques Mall.
Merced Antiques Mall.
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Idyllwild, CA.
Idyllwild, CA.
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Near Visalia, Hwy 99S.
Near Visalia, Hwy 99S.
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Near Visalia's rock prison, Hwy 99S.  Cotton harvester.
Near Visalia's rock prison, Hwy 99S. Cotton harvester.
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Herndon, CA.  Or Fresno, take your pick.  This is how the bug saw the ...
Herndon, CA. Or Fresno, take your pick. This is how the bug saw the future.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is a fork lift, rated at HUGE CAPACITY, and goes as fast in rever...
This is a fork lift, rated at HUGE CAPACITY, and goes as fast in reverse as in forward.
Credit: mouse from merced
I love running ditching machines.  It's like magic how quick it gets t...
I love running ditching machines. It's like magic how quick it gets the ditch jug, I mean boob, er, that is, dug.
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Just north of Maxwell, CA., near the wildlife refuge, off I-5.
Just north of Maxwell, CA., near the wildlife refuge, off I-5.
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Credit: mouse from merced
We were once extras in "Cars."  Mel's Old West, Planada, CA.
We were once extras in "Cars." Mel's Old West, Planada, CA.
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Near Le Grand, CA.
Near Le Grand, CA.
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Hwy 59, Merced, CA.
Hwy 59, Merced, CA.
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Greeley Hill, CA.
Greeley Hill, CA.
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Greeley Hill, CA.
Greeley Hill, CA.
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Greeley Hill, CA.
Greeley Hill, CA.
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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Sweet!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2013 - 11:09am PT
If I had a tractor I'd plow a new field.

Right now.

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 11, 2013 - 02:40am PT
Pre-1938, anyway:  Ag Day or some such at the UC's Davis sub-campus.
Pre-1938, anyway: Ag Day or some such at the UC's Davis sub-campus.
Credit: mouse from merced
4-27 in front of the Tioga--the annual youth baseball league parade.
4-27 in front of the Tioga--the annual youth baseball league parade.
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I love a parade!
perswig

climber
Jun 14, 2013 - 10:24am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ilvy1tT-HI
Love Tractor

I'm bouncing in my seat
Trying to remember where all the levers are...

Dale
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
This thread has some old tractors, but it never gets old to me. Love this stuff!

Mouse, when were you in Idylwild?

Eric
Sir Donald

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Jun 14, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
Isa on the chopper
Isa on the chopper
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Isa on the big JD
Isa on the big JD
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The big JD
The big JD
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 16, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
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My nephue raking on a 1982 JD a few years ago.
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
My Grandfather had a large dairy in Modesto. As kids we used to spend every weekend at the farm. For cleaning the corrals Grandpa would use little Ford tractors like this,

Credit: martygarrison

For larger work Grandpa was always an Alis Chalmers man and used tractors like this,

Credit: martygarrison


He would teach us to drive them as young kids and pay us to do discing as we got older. Great way to grow up.

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 17, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
Tractor cruising, Säter, Sweden 2009

The tractor song: I wanna drive your tractor (Danish, parody)
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 17, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Alrighty, then. . . a fine specimen such as this:

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Missing photo ID#307277

came with this place when we bought it. . . and it's been running like a champ for 11 years.

Well. . . it took the chop the other day. . . the blades won't turn anymore.

:-(

SOOOOOO. . . this magnificent beast has taken his place. . .

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Missing photo ID#307278

Back when I was racing moto-cross (riding Maico and Suzuki) we called Husqvarnas "HunkVarnas". . . but that was just wrong, since this puppy is a frikken PORSCHE compared to the MW.

DOOD.

LOVE IT!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 17, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
My best wishes for the HunkVarna! :o)

OT: Simo Lampinen shows his Saab V4 1970ies rally car (from The Saab Festival 2013)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
eKat I need to see a pic you you hucking a wheelie on your huck varna!

Smoke the tires, SOMETHING! We need an American response to that crazy Swede on the hotrod tractor.

DMT
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 17, 2013 - 03:06pm PT

My best wishes for the HunkVarna! :o)

Why, thank you, sir!


eKat I need to see a pic you you hucking a wheelie on your huck varna!

Funny you should say that. . . I was just out in the barn dealing with TheHunk and just about got air driving out onto the lawn.

DAMN. . . that sucker's pipey!

:-)

I had to move MonkeyWard out behind the shop. . . with the yard trailer. Blanchard seems to think he's going to be able to fix it when he gets here in September. He's gonna take the mowing deck off and we'll keep using it for all the heavy lifting around here.

Odd. . . when you own a forest, you look at heavy lifting a little differently than you did when you just lived in one!

:-)

BurrrrrrrpBurrrrrrrrp. . . . (did that sound like me revvin' it up?)

ox
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 17, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
Seven months later; but I finally took some pics of my neighbor's restored John Deere tractors:

John Deere General Purpose 1929 year model 23 of these were built. The tricycle design was copied to compete with Farmall.
gas,2 cylinder with horizontal pistons
Credit: Tobia
John Deere B Model 1938 year model gas, 2 cylinder with horizontal pistons
Credit: Tobia
John Deere 420 1958 year model, gas, 2 cylinder with vertical pistons
Check out the lights!
Credit: Tobia



Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 17, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Some other toys of Mr. Livingston. All of these he restored himself. The Mack he uses to haul the tractors to shows and parades. This man is 74 years young tomorrow! He can drive the Mack like a Toyota Tacoma; if you have ever operated a Duplex transmission you would appreciate that fact.


My favorite:

Mack B-61 Thermodyne
Mack B-61 Thermodyne
Credit: Tobia

I got to drive the Mack as soon as the paint dried. I wish I had a picture of when he hauled it in before the restoration, it came in on two trailers.

We used an old B Model for a pullout truck when logging; but it never looked like this one.


The old Ford is a work in progress. It has U.S. Army truck bed on it that is coming off for an original flatbed. The driver's seat is mounted on top of the gas tank. That is the way they did it in the 40's.

117 horsepower flathead
117 horsepower flathead
Credit: Tobia

Shifting a duplex in an old B Model (this is a quad 20 speed vs duplex 10speed) but it's the same game. It's easier to shift without the clutch!



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 25, 2013 - 09:15am PT
Kirby Mfg., Merced, on the road into town from El Nido, Highway 59.
Kirby Mfg., Merced, on the road into town from El Nido, Highway 59.
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Kirby Mfg.
Kirby Mfg.
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Kirby Mfg.
Kirby Mfg.
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These dudes are versatile!  Pumping irrigation water, El Nido.
These dudes are versatile! Pumping irrigation water, El Nido.
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On the way into Gilroy from Pacheco Pass.
On the way into Gilroy from Pacheco Pass.
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Along Highway 1.
Along Highway 1.
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Santa Cruz, along Highway 1.
Santa Cruz, along Highway 1.
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Santa Cruz:  just not quite Berkeley enough, eh?
Santa Cruz: just not quite Berkeley enough, eh?
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Warning!  Farming is dangerous.  Farm at your own risk.
Warning! Farming is dangerous. Farm at your own risk.
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Highway 395, between Janesville and Susanville, two places named for f...
Highway 395, between Janesville and Susanville, two places named for farmer's daughters, no doubt.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 25, 2013 - 09:20am PT
At the abandoned milling operation at Zamora, CA, on 99W, off of I-5.
At the abandoned milling operation at Zamora, CA, on 99W, off of I-5.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Another of time's victims at Zamora.
Another of time's victims at Zamora.
Credit: mouse from merced
Zamora, CA, dredge bucket.
Zamora, CA, dredge bucket.
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A bucket photo.
Road grader used by the Mariposa Roads Dept., parked at the museum, Co...
Road grader used by the Mariposa Roads Dept., parked at the museum, Coulterville, CA.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's not a Fresno scraper, it's the real deal.
It's not a Fresno scraper, it's the real deal.
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Grader, Couterville, CA.
Grader, Couterville, CA.
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Coulterville, CA.
Coulterville, CA.
Credit: mouse from merced
Old NPS snow plow, El Portal, CA.  The weasel and this dude are kept i...
Old NPS snow plow, El Portal, CA. The weasel and this dude are kept in back of the El Portal Grocery, next to the Chvron gasserie in the fenced-off shed.
Credit: mouse from merced
Weasel, El Portal, CA.
Weasel, El Portal, CA.
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Highway 140 near Planada, CA.
Highway 140 near Planada, CA.
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