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    Tractor Pull

    We had our annual tractor pull FBO the Volunteer Fire Company. Thank you to the Abbott family who let us use their land, and some nice equipment.

    A few of the big tractors didn't make it. I pulled 13 770LB blocks and 1200 LB boat with my 1940 Farmall M Seth pulled 6 more than me with his M. Name:  30 blocks.jpg
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    Re: Tractor Pull

    Cool.
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    Re: Tractor Pull

    My neighbor does the same thing, but with Oxen. They don't pull that much weight, but the competition set up is pretty much the same. At the local fair they use an excavator arm to reset the sled
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    Re: Tractor Pull

    Quote Originally Posted by Louie1961 View Post
    My neighbor does the same thing, but with Oxen. They don't pull that much weight, but the competition set up is pretty much the same. At the local fair they use an excavator arm to reset the sled
    Always used my Case backhoe before. From sheer practice, I can smoothly set blocks on the sled, or a truck. Anybody else climbs on my antique, somebody loses a finger! This year Abbotts bought a new 13000 LB New Holland excavator. I wouldn't have imagined how easy it is to be smooth with these new machines! I'm about $79900. short of pulling the trigger, and buying one.
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    Very cool Bill.
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    It is nice. All the old timers show up, some bring their tractors. We're pretty rigid on safety rules with big or modified tractors, very lax with smaller. We had three Farmall Cubs this year. All Cubs pull the empty 1200 LB boat. Most handle the boat with 1 block (770), none handle two blocks. We improvised with a couple lard assed (bigger'n me) passengers. I estimate an extra 550. Made for a good photo opportunity. Plenty of tractors wouldn't get a dust off except this day, including mine.

    I like to wander, and listen to the reminiscences of the retired farmers. I live in Mount Tabor, lots of history but nearly no privately held land. Next town is Danby the towns are conjoined. In my youth there were 70 farms shipping milk. My father and I worked for almost all of them. Now there are 3. Some of those farmers are still alive. For them it is an outing, a social occasion.

    Me, I love both facets; machines, and individuals. The involvement of all 6 Beauregards, and several friends makes several days work worth it.
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    That sounds like good times Willie. Sure wish I had that kind of lifestylle growing up.
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    Cool sled... I like it. I remember some of the first antique tractor pulls I attended in the 60's where the load on the sled was determined by the number of men that jumped on. We've progressed a little since then.
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