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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 12, 2014 - 06:59am PT
1970? White made by Oliver
1970? White made by Oliver
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa plowing with my brother in law
Isa plowing with my brother in law
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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2014 - 01:38am PT
It'll bring a man to tears... such a beautiful sight to behold.


DMT
perswig

climber
May 18, 2014 - 10:14am PT
Haven't you guys seen enough tractors yet?

No?
Well, then:










Dale
perswig

climber
May 18, 2014 - 10:19am PT
And spotted this on the way to work; such a sexy chassis, even in disrepair.













Dale

jstan

climber
May 18, 2014 - 10:57am PT
A model A sitting out in the snow!

Bring it into the garage and fire up a coffee maker beside it.
perswig

climber
May 18, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
A model A sitting out in the snow!
Bring it into the garage and fire up a coffee maker beside it.

If you mean the rig atop this page, sitting in her little copse, I like to imagine this already happened.

She sits about 50 yards off Route 1 in Northport, sort of the start of economic depression along that coastal road. Her perch seems deliberate rather than accident or inevitable; I suspect her owner wants to show her a bit without risking vandals sullying her reputation.
You can see her paint, and while clearly not a full restore, it speaks to me of a month or winter under roof or canvas, with a short-stack woodstove or kerosene blower and yes, cups of joe, black with a pinch of salt (lots of ex-Navy around here). Her immediate neighbors being run-down trailers, overgrown dooryards, and abandoned sheds from gone-by boatbuilders, once you know where to look, she stands out like an apple among withering fall leaves.

Dale

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 30, 2014 - 03:55am PT

Leningrad Cowboys - Jupiter Calling

Make tractors, not war.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 1, 2014 - 05:04am PT
I could not have built my house without my Ford 8N tractor. All the beams I made in the woods were hauled out by the 8N; including many truck loads of logs used for floor boards etc.
Most of these are 8x8-30 ft. long Oak beams. Lower left are 12x14". <br/>
...
Most of these are 8x8-30 ft. long Oak beams. Lower left are 12x14".
This is only about 1/4 of the beams made. The Ford 8n is a real workhorse.
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 1, 2014 - 05:09am PT
The lumber for my house was all harvested with my little 8N.
The lumber for my house was all harvested with my little 8N.
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 1, 2014 - 05:14am PT
View of formal living room, showing a big beam-Red Oak, 12"x14". <br/>
The...
View of formal living room, showing a big beam-Red Oak, 12"x14".
The front end of my 8N tractor would be off the ground hauling that beam
out of the woods.
Credit: steveA
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 25, 2014 - 01:44pm PT
Good to the very last crop.
Good to the very last crop.
Credit: mouse from merced
Ride my tractor all night long And everyone will sing our song,--Leningrad Coboys
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 25, 2014 - 02:12pm PT

Leningrad Cowboys - Space Tractor


One of the most affordable tractors in the 1970s in the area I grew up - Belarus
Belarus MTZ 50 1973
Belarus MTZ 50 1973
Though my grandfather had an old grey Ferguson, slowmoving and friendly...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 25, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
Don't tread on me.  I'll tread on you.
Don't tread on me. I'll tread on you.
Credit: mouse from merced
perswig

climber
Jul 26, 2014 - 04:48am PT
Been thinking about GhoulweJ a bit this week.
Not sure why; only knew him here.

Anyway, tractor bump, dude.


Damn right we've got nitro. But seats'll cost ya.



Trike or row, ready to plow, harrow, plant.







All straight lines and business.







Plenty of 8Ns and even 9Ns around, but we don't see many 800s.
40hp at the bar, yessir.



Everybody's got a pretty Farmall, for parades and fairs and such.



How many miles mowed before put to pasture propping pulpwood?




Power redirected.



Keep your tools and lunch handy. Maybe the newborn, too? Might be darn soothing.



Change every 120 hours.


This, not so much.



If I got to pick, this would come home with me.
Darn near 50hp, $5K new in 1969.



Solid, Jackson.



Closer to home, this rig recently appeared.




Nice view.



Thanks for looking.
Dale




Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2014 - 05:26am PT
This IS a GREAT tractor thread!

DMT
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 26, 2014 - 05:41am PT
Credit: tradmanclimbs
a few miles down the hill from my cabin
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 8, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 9, 2014 - 04:08am PT
think i saw a grill tom a Ford 800 up thread. pretty sure that is what we had back on the farm when i was a kid?
Ford 800 or 850?
Ford 800 or 850?
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 9, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
Raking and baling.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 10, 2014 - 07:56am PT
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