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#16 Reverend Blair OFFLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 05:52 AM

Sounds great, Brian.

One thing I'd do is start with the basics...tools and how to use them. Whenever I'm around young people, a lot of them from rural backgrounds, I notice that many of them simply don't know.

The other thing I'd teach is basic troubleshooting and making your own flow chart. Is there spark? If not, why not?

Once you have this thing up and running (likely a year or two), you might want to partner with gardening/landscaping courses in 4-H too. I've always found that kind of cross-over helps to build and sustain interest.
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Posted May 10, 2012 - 10:06 PM

OK Guys, I need any kind of rules that any of you have seen when showing your Gt's. There are no 4H still judging shows for Gt's on the net. I am working on getting this going here with different class's by age and style of equipment ( 2 wheel/4 wheel Gt or modified).

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Posted May 13, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Originality of Tractor, whether restored or original:

-Original Parts compared to Reproduction Parts
-Original Color Shade verses Restored match color
-Originally offered accessories verses after market add-on's
-Original Tires or New replacement tires
-Over-all paint finish and quality
-Decal placements (straight, off-centered, crooked)
-General over-all appearance of the tractor
-If implement is attached, is it a comfirmed factory option that was available
-How knowledgable is the owner about his tractor, and can he give any history about it
-Any brochures provided by the owner to show attachments that backs his knowledge

Hope this is what you're looking for Brian. Good Luck!

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Posted May 13, 2012 - 01:34 PM

Brian, stumbled onto this, maybe it will help.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 02:52 PM

And of course a section on safety..... Both safety with tools (working on the tractors), and safety with tractor usage. Until we moved to the country, never knew how many people get hurt/killed each year in tractor related incidents.....

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 07:36 AM

Brian-sorry I'm slow to catch up, but I really like your idea and I think its very important for the "youngers" Most of my friends were 4Hers growing up and they were always special kids. One thing I would suggest, to spur interest in the overall program is a short primer on Farming History and mechanization-Mule and Hand Plow 'til today. I think that would help stir an appreciation for the nuts and bolts of these other ideas. They could see how the GT grew out of the farm downsizing. Each student would naturally find his/her area of interest. Working the soil 101 I guess, whether its a backyard garden or several sections.

Just my 4.75 Cents
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Posted February 01, 2013 - 09:30 AM

Digging up an old thread

Brian, sent you PM, but I will post info in case other may want to see it. I'll get books out for you today hoepfully.


After I got the books, here is the websites on the back of the books we use. I told you wrong, I thought the last project was a complete restore, but according to the books, it's just a complete motor rebuild. I am emailing our 4H director to ask about that because the kids always have a restored tractor for final project.


Here are website for the books we get, you can look for many other subjects too.


Small engine/tractors




Here is website for the "big"  tractor projects. Wow, didn't know they had that much info, looks to even have judging score cards too. that might help you for judging GT's.

You can hit "4-H development" for other subject on this website.



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