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Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Aug 5, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Vermont farmer in tractor crushes seven police cars

A farmer in the US state of Vermont who was facing a minor drugs charge is now in more serious trouble after driving a tractor over seven police cars.

Roger Pion crushed the county sheriff's cruisers on Thursday before making his getaway on the farm vehicle.

The 34-year-old was stopped by police in Newport city, northern Vermont, not far from the crime scene.

Sheriff's deputies were unaware of the destruction in their department car park until a resident called 911.

'Monster jam rally'

Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin said they were initially unable to give chase as their cars had been wrecked.

No-one was injured in the incident.

Rene Morris, who saw the crash, told a local news station: "I felt like I was in a monster jam rally or something.

"I just couldn't believe it, just backing up going over it, turns around makes his way to the other vehicles smashes those up."

Mr Pion was detained last month accused of resisting arrest and marijuana possession, said police.

He was in custody on Thursday evening, facing a number of additional charges.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19112837

LOL…
Rokrover

Trad climber
SB, CA
Aug 5, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
An early Case: I'm a steam guy myself. Back in the olde country we called these traction engines. Just throw a long leather belt on that flywheel and you could thresh a whole mess of wheat. Not practical to plow the field, though. Steam power was best for pulling torque but not practical for quick startup. These days you need boiler certification before she blows and takes out a crowd of innocent bystanders. The good old days when machines had personality and practical function.

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 6, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Credit: Mighty Hiker
OK, here's another one, a pretty hot unit. Something to get Dingus' attention on Monday morning, see how his thread has been cherished.
Gary

climber
"My god - it's full of stars!"
Aug 6, 2012 - 11:19am PT
MH, that is a hot unit.

A friend has been to this and said it was great!
http://www.antiquefarmshow.org/index.htm
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2012 - 11:29am PT
Thanks you tractor lovers.

MH has GOT MY BACK!

DMT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 6, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
Around 1970-75 Belarus tractors were imported and sold by a local salesman at the place where I grew up. People from the whole area came to see the tractors. Here is one from the same period of time being restored (not a local one).

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 7, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Varalöv, Sweden

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 13, 2012 - 06:36pm PT
JD4050 feeding heffiers @ 6:30am
JD4050 feeding heffiers @ 6:30am
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Was up @ my sisters dairy farm this weekend for her anual redneck party/cornroast. I play three sets in the pole barn and we have a 5 piece country band as well. Roast 500lbs of beef and a huge potluck. BYOB and roughly 500 people show up.. No matter that there is a big party you better kick you hangover in the ass and get back to work the next morening@ 4:00 am.. there was haying to do on sunday so I got a few shots of some of the tractors. Holy crap they got a lot of tractors.
JD 2950 pulling the hay ride.
JD 2950 pulling the hay ride.
Credit: tradmanclimbs
JD4840 cutting.
JD4840 cutting.
Credit: tradmanclimbs
JD2950 tedding
JD2950 tedding
Credit: tradmanclimbs
JD 4840
JD 4840
Credit: tradmanclimbs
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2012 - 06:51pm PT
Riverton, Wyoming, two weeks ago. I didn't mind the travel interruption at all.
Credit: HighTraverse
Credit: HighTraverse
Credit: HighTraverse
Credit: HighTraverse
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 13, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
A few more tractor shots from my sisters
Farmal H
Farmal H
Credit: tradmanclimbs
farm.
JD7930
JD7930
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Left to right. JD7930 JD7710 and farmal H
Left to right. JD7930 JD7710 and farmal H
Credit: tradmanclimbs
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 13, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Andrew Laggis cutting with the JD4840
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
Knocking it out of the park there tradmanclimbs. Thanks.

Twice in the last two days I drove by a small vineyard / winery in the foothills to see 4-5 orchard tractors parked out front along the fenceline. Two old farmalls there for sure, one nicely restored (or maintained) like my pop's.

Twice I didn't 'have time' (read, too zoned out and road weary) to stop and snap a freakin photo. Turning around there is difficult.

I will get a shot of them next time up that way, promise (its on the way to my favorite bouldering spot)

DMT
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 13, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Thanks DMT it is a bit mind boggeling how many tractors my sister has. it is a special place up there.. Don't get up there as much as I should. then again they don't have much time for socializeing and you feel guilty unless you are working......
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
I never felt too much guilt at dodging farm work, myself. Guess that's why I live in the burbs, man.

Tell your sister her tractors are admired from afar.

DMT
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 13, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Party clean up crew on break..
Party clean up crew on break..
Credit: tradmanclimbs
I was not totally usless out there while I was shooting photos.. I hitched up the kite rake.. then I slunk back to the house and hung out on the porch with the rest of the slackers... At least I was not hungover;)
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 13, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
I think this is the last one of their tractors not counting the bobcat and the big front end loader? annother big one, JD7710 hitched up to a sh#t spreader last thanksgiveing.
JD7710 Thanksgiveing 2011
JD7710 Thanksgiveing 2011
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
Thanksgiving you say???!!! Thanks for WHAT?

Now THAT picture makes me glad (all over again) to live in California!

Cheers dude
DMT
John M

climber
Aug 13, 2012 - 10:13pm PT
Wow Tradman.. Is that your sister standing behind the tractor? I hope that you don't mind my saying, but she is a full on hottie.

I spent a few hours in a tractor. Mostly working orchards. Avocados, oranges, lemons, grapefruit.

There are a lot of things I liked about working on a farm but one or two that I didn't. :-)

My boss use to take us water skiing before work. Hit the lake at sunrise. Waterski for a couple of hours and then go work 10 more.

Cool thread..
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 13, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
The hottie is Isabella, My Climbing partner for the last 14 years and former GF....
Isa on the FA of Firewalk 10d/11a
Isa on the FA of Firewalk 10d/11a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
jbaker

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Aug 13, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
The Tractor and Farm Museum in Bristol has a really nice collection.
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