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Old 11-24-2019, 09:13 AM
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A couple of weeks ago my old grass seed buyer phoned and said he was finally selling his fathers farm. Would I be interested in any old tractors? They were mostly Minneapolis-Molines. Would I be interested; I almost wet my pants.
Well, yesterday a few of us went to this farm about 70 miles away and wrestled old tractors. It wasn't pretty as there was no frost under the snow and the yard hadn't been used for many years so it was soft and wet. It took us four times longer to get half the tractors out of there than we counted on. We'll have to go back when there's Arctic Pavement.
Anyhow, I finally got one loaded in the dark and headed for home. I got this GB with an unstuck motor to match the one I got home a year ago with a seized motor.
Nice score! Its always nice to have someone think of you when stuff is sold
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Old 11-24-2019, 11:53 AM
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Tractor wrestling is no easy task, in the dark too. Well done MM.
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:32 PM
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Old 06-12-2021, 09:56 PM
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This gem will be at the farm soon. Ready to mow.
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Old 06-13-2021, 09:19 AM
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putting my freshly restored tedder to work...
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:42 PM
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Hello Dutch. Can you explain the working mechanism of this machine. What I thought was a tedder looks like a couple of big spiders made out of rods, that turn around and fluff up the hay to dry it better. The ones I've seen don't have any tin shields on them like yours does.
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Old 06-14-2021, 12:41 AM
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Hey Mac, this tedder is pre-spider style. Translated I`d call it a drum tedder...
In the drum there`s a long shaft holding free turning hooks which pick up the hay and flip it over. Works fine as long as you keep rpms down after the first run. With these machines it`s fairly easy to beat the hay to old tobacco...
I love the Dinky toy style of them
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Old 06-14-2021, 12:57 PM
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I have not seen one like that. It's easy to imagine that you could be too rough on semi-dried hay if you kept the revs up.
Keep on farming.
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:32 PM
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My neighbor put his 1920 something Farmall out by his fruit stand today.
You can stick a small block Chevy into anything .
Sometimes graybeards like me wonder if there's any young guys building old stuff - never fear, he's in his early 20's and also has a nice 40 ford pickup with a hot flattie, built it himself, I'll try to get pics of it .sometime
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:41 PM
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Couple of my not so anteekies...
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