Tractor please...

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Re: Tractor please...

#151 Post by Dick » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:26 am

Johns broken the internet 🤣🤣🤣
When I looked it shows another green tractor... although im sure the disco pants would suit you...😉🤣🤣
Meanwhile this should be a red tractor...
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 743568324/

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Re: Tractor please...

#152 Post by Dick » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:31 am


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#153 Post by JPB » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:54 am

I'm pleased to report that both of this morning's FB links are working fine. :mrgreen: I like the Farmall, they're eccentric and are clearly a device about which its (two - heavily inebriated?) designer(s?) failed to communicate with the production engineers prior to the tractor being launched into a market more used to tractors with more symmetry in their layout. But eccentric is good,IMHO, and I may have been guilty of owning the odd eccentric car, van and motorcycle in my time, but that Farmall is the craziest looking thing since Raleigh released the original, highly likely to be the cause of one's death, Chopper, back in the olden days. And just try pulling even a single board through very soft earth with a Raleigh Chopper, you'll never manage it.
Conclusion:

A Farmall tractor is better than a Raleigh Chopper. :scared:

Loving the item illustrated by the second link. Just looking at that cheers me up enormously. Why is the packaging so big though? Sure & a tube of Anusoil is pocket sized and just as effective?
:oops:
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Re: Tractor please...

#154 Post by Dick » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:48 pm

My brother had a Raleigh chopper... he never called it that though.. in fact if i did repeat what he called it id get banned...just like from the car sos page :lol:
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 872344606/

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 372146517/

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Re: Tractor please...

#155 Post by JPB » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:36 pm

Hmm, yet again bookface is determined to censor something, but not an old moped as the first link worked, interesting thing it is too. The second link, however, seems to think that I'm in Berlin?..

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Ich schwöre dir, ich bin nicht in Berlin! Verdammt noch mal, Ich hasse dieses "Gesicht-buch!" :evil: :moon:
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Re: Tractor please...

#156 Post by Dick » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:30 pm


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#157 Post by JPB » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:59 pm

Yay! No random guesses about where I am, just a potentially rather fine old moped that should, IMHO, have its chain sorted, be given a quick whizz over with Autosol and/or an oily rag, then two new tyres and she'll be good to go. Possibly.
Imagine the dilemma. Having developed an idea that I might enjoy ploughing shows, I'm back to thinking about bikes again, surely this means that I should have another CX500? Best of both worlds, a true Grey Fergie of the motorcycling world. Actually no. Tractor please!
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Re: Tractor please...

#158 Post by Dick » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:14 pm

Have you tried ploughing or attended a ploughing match?
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 945633662/

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Re: Tractor please...

#159 Post by JPB » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:48 pm

I have. Many of my contemporaries were from farming families so, when I came home for the school holidays, I'd go and visit mates who, in one case - hello Greg if you're reading this - had his very own tractor (a very worn Fordson E27 with spud wheels). I took to that thing like a duck to the freezer and eventually persuaded my pal to let me try pulling more than the one board. Maybe a healthy specimen of the same machine could have done two, but this old sack of pooh's engine expired in a cloud of vapour that came from whatever random liquid was keeping its engine cool. Assuming that this was simply condensation ( :oops: :roll: ), matey suggested that the clouds would vanish if I continued. The rest you can guess. :oops:
It would be some years before I learned that it wasn't necessary to make such deep furrows and that I could have got away with it had I not been almost covering the entire depth of the boards with earth that was only falling straight back where I'd just taken it from. Small wonder then that I didn't take up farming, turns out that there's a certain amount of science to it!
:scared:

Almost all of the classic shows locally involve some ploughing and usually, there'll be some mug kind soul who'll let visitors have a shot. I suspect that the kind soul in question would want to be someone who doesn't know me, doesn't know how utterly rubbish I was / may still be at doing ploughing and who doesn't care for their equipment that much..
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Re: Tractor please...

#160 Post by Dick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:55 am

Ive attended a few matches but no ones ever let me borrow a tractor! Most of the time it was raining so time well spent in the beer tent

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