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#1 jd.rasentrac OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 12:51 PM

Today I had meeting with my son in the workshop where he is employed. So I took the chance to make a little detour to the (small) LAGT section. Here some :camera:

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 01:12 PM

Thanks for sharing those pictures , it looks like so many of the small engine shops that we have over here,, Al
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 01:21 PM

Thanks for sharing those pictures , it looks like so many of the small engine shops that we have over here,, Al


The difference to other small shops is, that Hermann is a John Deere A-dealer, he could be number 7 in germany this time. LAGT you find here mostl in DIY-shops. People won`t pay for good tools :mecry:

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:45 PM

Very impressive line pictures, thanks for sharing with us. You're correct is saying people don't want to pay for quality anymore, we're living in a disposable world.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:47 PM

Thanks for the peek inside a shop over there. Looks like it could be here.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Wolfgang,
I thought that the "Hydraulic Lift" would be written in German.

I know that your farm tractors have to have a license plate if they are driven on the roads but if you drive a garden tractor on the road does it have to have a plate also?

When my wife first got to Germany in 1976 we live in a small farming community about 12 miles from where I worked and she was very surprised to see a farm tractor driving down the road with the farmer driving the tractor and his wife sitting on a small seat beside the farmer on the tractor. She also was surprised that there were very few country homes and the farmers lived in the small villages and drove to their farms everyday. The first floor barns with second floor homes was a little shocking to her at first though but when she found out why it made sense to her.

Beautiful country and the street sweeping on Saturday so it looked great when the people walked to church on Sunday morning is something that should be copied in the US.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Wolfgang,
I thought that the "Hydraulic Lift" would be written in German.

I know that your farm tractors have to have a license plate if they are driven on the roads but if you drive a garden tractor on the road does it have to have a plate also?




I think they also have to display a # sign, indicating their top speed. As opposed to our slow moving vehicle triangles.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for the pictures. The JD garden tractors look very similar to what's sold over here. That looks like a pretty large dealership.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 03:31 AM

Thank you, Bill, for the accurate picture of german country live in the seventies. That`s the way it was!

I don`t know, if there's a difference in the decal "Hydraulic Lift" to the american version. But the GT are made in Horicon, german SABO GT have an other color design.

It's right that you normally need a licence plate if you drive on the road. For cars, trucks and other taxpaying vehicles we use the color black for the letters and numbers. Custom farming has to pay vehicle taxes, too. Agricultural used vehicles are mostly tax free and use the color green.

BTW August we'll drive with our Johnnies to a tractor show near Leipzig ( 200 km one way). Therefore we normally must pay taxes for one month for the tractors.

Pushed the wrong button so I posted before I was ready :bash:

As Sherwwood said, low speed vehicles up to 6 km per hour doesn't need a licence plate. But you need a plate w/ a big 6. And "Selbstfahrende Arbeitsmaschinen" as combine harvesters, wheeled loader a.s.o are also exempt from the licence plate duty. In every country around D you'll find slow moving vehicle triangles, but not here :confuse:

Nince nearly 1933 a second seat is a legal regulation. In that time, most of the small farmer had no money to buy agricultural implements and so work was done by handcraft. The second seat was for the maid or the servant (or oteher family persons :bounce: ). You'll still find this seat today in the cabine of brand-new tractors here in D (D = Deutschland = :smiley-flag008:).

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 05:07 PM

One thing I noticed in Germany, the fields are planted right to the edge of the road. They don't waste any space when farming.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:11 PM

One thing I noticed in Germany, the fields are planted right to the edge of the road. They don't waste any space when farming.


With West Germany being about the size of Oregon there isn't much space to waste so they are very efficient in their use of the land. They have regained many acres since I left there the last time in 1983 simply because some of the US military areas were turned back over to their government when our service members were pulled out and sent to warmer places.

I always wanted one of my kids to join the military and get stationed in Germany so my wife and I could afford to make a trip back over there to visit them.

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