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#1 Todd OFFLINE  

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Posted July 31, 2010 - 07:30 PM

We had our Crawford County Illinois Fair this past week. On Wed. night they held a lawn mower demolition derby. All the mowers were antiques Cub Cadet's, Bolens, Fords and a few others that I'm still not sure what they were, I couldn't stand to watch them destroy those wonderful machines. Why couldn't they use new mowers.

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Posted July 31, 2010 - 07:48 PM

I think my heart stopped when you mentioned Bolens in a demolition derby...

Glad you didnt take any pics LOL

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Posted July 31, 2010 - 08:11 PM

:mad2::mad2::sensored::sensored:

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Posted July 31, 2010 - 08:30 PM

I'll tell you why they only use the older good iron....the new #@!* would take one hit & be done! I'm not defending them wrecking old iron, but it's the only thing that can take it.

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Posted July 31, 2010 - 10:22 PM

Wow. Pretty sad news to here of something like that going on. I'm surprised it's allowed just from a safety point of view. Not to mention wrecking some wonderful tractors.

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Posted August 01, 2010 - 04:42 AM

I just can't understand why anyone would want to destroy classic old mowers,it's a really shame.There should be laws against things like that.

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Posted August 01, 2010 - 07:15 AM

That's even worse than seeing them at the crusher! Maybe you can defend the guy at the scrap yard, He REALLY needed the money or what have you, but these guys are just doing it for entertainment!

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Posted August 01, 2010 - 11:50 PM

how would that work
there are no crumple zones like on a car
seems like youd just hit each other and two knuckleheads would go flying at each other
or get stabbed by a fiberglass hood

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Posted August 02, 2010 - 12:12 PM

I think we need to start our own activist group and we can call it TATA, Tractorholics against tractor annihilation.

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Posted August 02, 2010 - 01:23 PM

I think we need to start our own activist group and we can call it TATA, Tractorholics against tractor annihilation.


Hey,sounds good to me.:D

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Posted August 02, 2010 - 11:40 PM

how would that work
there are no crumple zones like on a car
seems like youd just hit each other and two knuckleheads would go flying at each other
or get stabbed by a fiberglass hood


That's the part I couldn't figure out either. I don't really want to look at a link, for seeing what these guys do, because I figure it promotes the event. I am a little curious, though, about how someone can take a "hit" and not be injured in some way. I sometimes spend 2 or 3 days, in a row, bouncing around on a zero turn mower. I hurt just from doing that... and I'm not crashing into things!

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Posted August 03, 2010 - 10:32 PM

I get the idea that there's not much to damage on these guys above the shoulders.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 06:22 PM

I'd say they're quite thoroughly damaged! Especially above the shoulders. BTW sign me up for TATA too!




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