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Old 06-06-2020, 10:11 AM
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Doc, thanks for the black and whites.

Before there were tractor pulling contests there were horse pulling contests. Anybody else attend any of those? The team would be hooked up to a large metal plate. Men were stationed along side the track at intervals and would jump on the plate/skid to add weight. As I recall there were three weight classes. As a little boy I'd stand within a couple feet of the teams on the track and was in awe of their power and effort the put out. A great memory.
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:22 AM
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1) Thanks for the explanation, Mac.

2) Pictures are my pleasure.

3) Bob: Two of my uncles had heavy horses. (I have no idea what breed.) The uncles were brothers and their farms were side by each... anyhow, they worked and competed with their teams and I have experienced the pulls, with my uncles, several times as a wee lad... HorsePower indeed!

4) We surely need some moisture, guys. Send it up, down and over here...

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Old 06-06-2020, 08:46 PM
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Doc, thanks for the black and whites.

Before there were tractor pulling contests there were horse pulling contests. Anybody else attend any of those? The team would be hooked up to a large metal plate. Men were stationed along side the track at intervals and would jump on the plate/skid to add weight. As I recall there were three weight classes. As a little boy I'd stand within a couple feet of the teams on the track and was in awe of their power and effort the put out. A great memory.
I went to a Mule show in Tenn. years ago. They had pulling contests and used concrete blocks as weights on the sleds. They just kept adding blocks until the couldn't pull anymore.
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Old 06-06-2020, 10:57 PM
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Back to the Covid induced Ferguson. One of my band-mates was not working and bored so asked if he could come over and play some music and look at my projects and hotrods. I like giving tours, so he got to see everything and get each story. Well, he fell in love with my parts Ferguson, the one that I was going to rebuild but picked the one closer to the shop due to the snow depth. I said it would be for sale when I had robbed some parts off it. He couldn't wait that long, [I think he's a bored workaholic], so I've been robbing the parts off it that I think I'll need. Here's the tractors in the midst of a back wheel swap.
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:56 PM
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I've got the back wheels on the parts tractor, now. I've taken the hood off and the radiator. The rad has to go to town and get cleaned out.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:44 PM
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To add to my oldtime farming story, we started harvesting the oats last week. Here's a four-up pulling the binder.
There were enough people there watching that wanted to stook the bundles that all of the field that was cut, got stooked.
Here's me stooking.
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Old 09-16-2020, 04:13 PM
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Now that it's cooled off & starting to rain again... I've been shredding with my lil '50 8N!

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Old 09-16-2020, 04:14 PM
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Very cool.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:04 PM
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The close up of the team is really nice. Of course, your pic is too.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:42 AM
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I love that. Some local guys here do demo`s every year but was cancelled due covid.
About 30yrs ago when I still worked as a farrier, one of my customers did a demo with 28 (!) heavy horses..... there was a sight allright
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