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Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 29, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
I see a lot of old tractors patrolling the power lines. Here's an old Cat taking a well deserved rest on a ranch in Elk Creek.
Rust In Peace
Rust In Peace
Credit: Timid TopRope
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 29, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
paranoid-android

climber
Jul 29, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
All your tractor are belong to me!

KlimbIn

climber
Jul 29, 2012 - 06:47pm PT

Today on my bike ride I saw this burned out tractor. The hay baler must have started it. Wasn't there a couple three weeks ago.

Credit: KlimbIn
OR

Trad climber
Jul 29, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
The family tractor
The family tractor
Credit: OR

I know, it's not officially a tractor but it was classified as one in the UK back in the day. It has a front and rear PTO and all sorts of farm equipment could be ordered and run off it. The man I bought it from said he used to run a haybailer off the rear PTO.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Very cool tractor there.

klk a Bitter Suit is ill-fitting for a historian. Only the precious jewels survive! And only some of them.

The fact pig sh#t always endures too should be of no consequence. :)

I'm in Dallas now. I know....

DMT
jogill

climber
Colorado
Jul 29, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
Losing $5 on a bet
Losing $5 on a bet
Credit: jogill

I bet my wife $5 her brother-in-law in Iowa didn't buy a Lamborghini tractor, confident that that company made only cars and trucks.

Lost.


;>(
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
So let me get this straight... a tractor thread, on a ROCK CLIMBING site, nets the great John Gill AND a Lamborghini tractor????

Seriously????

Hey Tony???

Told you it was ON TOPIC.

Hah!

DMT
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 29, 2012 - 09:21pm PT
Bogged down in NZ again.
Credit: guido
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Jul 29, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Porsche made tractors too.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jul 30, 2012 - 06:25am PT
seems kind of a sideways thread, dingus. might be okay to stand behind it.

stand clear of that shaft crank if you try to start that cat, TT.

that's as close as anyone has seen guido doing work since he built his boat.

i just saw a movie that told me colorado is a rich state--what a surprise. lamborghinis are well and good, but wouldn't you rather have a red ferrari?
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jul 30, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
ok, that lamborghini is gorgeous. sort of a like a modern version of the old ford we had.

Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 30, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
Lambo built tractors long before they ever built a car. Started tractors right after the war and didn't build any cars until the early 60s.
jstan

climber
Jul 30, 2012 - 01:09pm PT
That rubber looks really good, Joe. Dig it out and rebuild it.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
That's pretty cool. Imagine the planning session,

"Tractor sales are down. Farms are closing. No one is buying new farm machinery. What will we do???"

Down at the end of the table, grandson of the tractor dynasty, leans back and says,

"I know, we'll build exotic sports cars!"

"OF COURSE!" They all shouted in unison.

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 30, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
BM Volvo 400 1968 mod. tractor


These ones were also called tractors for all their solidity: Gammal Volvo Amazon och Volvo PV. Some of the PV drivers are now using rollator when walking. A lovely attitude. The Swedish comment "Så här är det nog i himelen" means "This must be how it is in heaven"


Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 5, 2012 - 01:47am PT
A slightly earlier piece of farm equipment.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 5, 2012 - 02:03am PT
Talked to an old Mexican rancher south of Ensenada about the history of his ranch. He was the first to settle there, and did so before the road was graded down the steep escarpment to his valley with the springs and oak trees. The existing road was up on the far side of a ridge, about 2000 very rugged vertical feet above the coastal plateau part of his property, downstream from his rancho to be.

He broke the tractor down to its components and hiked them all down to the flats, and then hired 8 hombres to carry the engine down intact, slung between two poles made from tree trunks. Once the parts were down he reassembled it and proceeded to build his new home. It was decades before the road finally got put in, and in the meantime he lived there with no car or truck, just the tractor.

The only spot in Baja I've ever rinsed off after surfing in a clean, spring fed stream, right on the beach.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 5, 2012 - 02:19am PT
Funny, when I try to load the second and third pages of this thread Google chrome sez

www.supertopo.com contains content from www.crownequipmentmaine.com, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.

Sure it's nothing but ?
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Aug 5, 2012 - 10:49am PT
BITD a poor man could farm all week and put the rear wheels back on his Ford for the Saturday night dance.

Chico tractor show
Chico tractor show
Credit: Timid TopRope

Most of the Chico area old tractor restoration crowd, show at the Woodland bash.
These guys keep the past alive and running.
These guys keep the past alive and running.
Credit: Timid TopRope
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