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#1 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:46 PM

Went to the county fair this evening and watched (for the 2nd year) the Garden Tractor Demo Derby.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:51 PM

:mecry: that's a shame.

Can you buy the tractors afterwards? :)

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:59 PM

That looks like fun!! That would be a great way to dispose of the modern day flimsy lawn mowers, and have a load of fun doing it! :laughingteeth: :thumbs: Thanks for sharing! :thumbs:

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 12:30 AM

That looks like fun!! That would be a great way to dispose of the modern day flimsy lawn mowers, and have a load of fun doing it! :laughingteeth: :thumbs: Thanks for sharing! :thumbs:

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Totally agree! Being a derby guy myself , I'm glad we don't do this here. Its a shame to read about the GTs that get wrecked on some derby forums. But then again I'm sure some people don't like to see me wreck the stuff I do. Never heard anybody complain about wreckin a 1985 Chev Celebrity though!
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 06:08 AM

Thats too bad that they do stuff like that.Then again as long as its the modern day pressed frame type then its not so bad.Lets hope that like the older collectable cars that the older collectable GTS will be saved for restoring etc:. Larry

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Thats too bad that they do stuff like that.Then again as long as its the modern day pressed frame type then its not so bad.Lets hope that like the older collectable cars that the older collectable GTS will be saved for restoring etc:. Larry

You know someone is going to look at a pressed tin tractor, then see a solid frame tractor and see the advantage. Then everyone will be hunting up old solid frame tractors to "get an advantage" in the derby.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 08:55 AM

I looked at the "lawn mowers" and really didn't see anything that we would consider collectables.
Even the "Kabota" was actually a POS that was built by a bunch of guys at the "Kabota" dealer....The hood was just for advertizement.
I did see 1 actual garden tractor....a John Deere that that had a horizontal engine.....I thought that was a shame to destroy that one.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Looks like a broken foot to me! If someone entered that with an old D180 wheelhorse..... It's game over, those things are total tanks! They would kill everything.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 01:39 PM

I know where there is a Bolens tube frame that was set up for demo derby...it looks indestructible. Bout the only way you could have eliminated it would have been to tip it over. It's just the chassis now, no engine in it if I remember correctly.

Next time down that way I'll try to remember to get pics

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 03:47 PM

The participants have to have some metal guards in place to protect them from impact frorm another machine.
Some of the tractors hit each other head on and it was such a solid hit that both drivers would bounce up out of their seats!
I bet there was some sore people this morning.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 04:00 PM

By the way some of these dudes are just looking around, I think they may have reached the conclusion that this is a bad idea. That's what I'd be thinking. Those are close quarters on a GT.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 02:58 PM

By the way some of these dudes are just looking around


Those guys tractors have "died" and are just waiting until the end of the heat to be towed off the track.
Some of the guys would get off their tractor (when eliminated) and wait outside the track.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for vid. Was that at the Dubois County Fair?

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:00 PM

One of the GT derbies was held at on of the local county fairs.

This was the winner, with a Gal driver no less.

I guess this can be added to the "you know when you are addicted list" when the photo shows more of the tractor than the gal driver.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 03:49 PM

Still pains me to see running machines all crunched up, just for fun. :(




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