Some good reading.... You sure can tell the farm raised kids from those who sat around and did nothing.... Between, hogs, cattle, grain, dairy, I did it all growing up... Story after story. Some stuff still cracks me up today. Some stuff, you just know you hand an angle, that day at your side. I think one of the best all time stories still was when I was 8 or 9yrs. old. I did chores on our farm, then headed up to my neighbors place, to help him. He raised hogs.... It was a Saturday morning and it was time to grind up another batch of feed.... So, I jump on the ol' 1070 Agri-King tractor. No cab by the way... Hook up the tractor to the grinder... I always had trouble hooking up the Gehl grinder PTO. For some reason it was always a bugger. Anyway, not real sure if anyone knows just how short a 9yr. old is and how high the seats are on a 1070, even when you move the seat forward all the way...... Well, grinder is hooked up and I put it in Low 2nd to ease the grinder out of the barn.... The driveway had a small slope to it for drainage... I cleared the barn and wanted to make sure we had room to walk around the grinder so I kept moving ahead slightly.... When I thought it was good, I went to depress the clutch and brakes to bring the behemoth to a stop.... STOP, STOP.... No stop, and to make things worse, a neighbor had just came over, with his brand spanking new caddy, and decided to park in in an area that usually does not have cars/trucks parked...... It was right in my front weights line of sights... I was depressing the brakes and clutch for all a 9yr. old could muster.... I stopped the tractor just inches away from it caving in the passenger side door. I had to just turn kill the tractor with the ignition. The owner of the farm came running over to the tractor to see if I was ok... He was laughing a bit, because I had a look of complete terror on my face. What happened was my pant leg got stuck on the cigarette lighter, causing me to not be able to fully depress the clutch, which made the brakes ineffective. After that, no more cigarette lighter on that tractor. Farmer said he would not even of bee made if I had crashed into the car, said he never did like the SOB!