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#16 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:33 AM

Does anybody attend the plow day in scottdale,Pa?

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Does any one no of any events taking place close to S.C.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 09:39 AM

Does any one no of any events taking place close to S.C.


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I dont want to get off topic of this current thread, but here is a link to last years plow day in Taylors SC. About 3.5 hrs from you. Well worth the trip. Great plowing, and even greater people.

http://gardentractor...-march-24-2012/

Focus on post #23 in that thread. It shows the pics of the actual event. Hope you can make it to next years!
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Posted December 24, 2012 - 11:00 PM

Pa Plow Day staff would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas!

As promised here are more details on our 8th annual plow day.....

108 days til plow day but it will be here before we know it. Last year was a huge success with 200 tractors registered plowing close to 80 acres, making this one of the largest plowdays on the east coast!!Things will be pretty much the same as last year with a few new things planned. As always free admission, free parking, free camping on site(no hook ups).Grounds open friday at noon with plowing starting around 2 after a mandatory plowers meeting. Saturday grounds open at 8 with plowing starting after plowers meeting around 9. Everyone plowing must be registered! We will be doing a 50/50 drawing both days. Awards will be given to the first person to break down, the one who runs out of gas first,the person who traveled the furthest to get to plow day and the last man plowing. Breakfast was a huge success last year, that we ran out sorry to those of you who missed out on it we promise we will have twice if not 3 times as much as we did last year. We will being doing our calender again this year as past years.

now for the new stuff....
Friday evening plowing will be stopped between 5 and 6 to save acres for saturday. But in doing this we will be doing a friday night dinner, bs session and swap meet. we are also in the planning stages of organizing a slow tractor race friday night under the lights with awards being given if we do do this(give me some feed back on this idea) now i know some of you guys go out friday night with a group of guys for dinner but we are going to try this dinner, bs and swap meet idea and see how it goes. This will give you guys time to meet each other have a great dinner made by the PD staff and sell, buy or trade parts, manuals or even whole tractors. dinner will consist of pulled bbq pork sandwiches with your choice of sides, drink and a desert. Price is still in the works but as many of you already know are prices are very reasonable on our food. also in the works is a plow day shirt for sale. once i get a price and a logo i will let you guys know.

We will be sending our newsletter out in mid to late january with alot more details and will also have order forms for the calender and shirt. If you have been to plow day and registered you will receive our newsletter if you haven't and would like to receive it, email me and ill get one out to you.

For more information contact Josh

paplowday (at) msn.com
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Edited by NUTNDUN, December 25, 2012 - 09:01 AM.
Broke up the contact info so spam bots don't get it.

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Posted December 25, 2012 - 12:30 AM

we are also in the planning stages of organizing a slow tractor race friday night under the lights with awards being given if we do do this(give me some feed back on this idea)

 

I helped set a couple of those up, here's a few rules we implemented over the years.

 

No tractors newer than 1980. (this was bigger tractors, no GT's)

After the start of the race, no riding of clutch or brake.

Feet on foot rests/ hands on steering or controls. No dragging on tires.

Straight line steering, no wiggling allowed.

Engine must be running on all cylinders, no 'unplugging' allowed.

Forward gears only.

No extra weights beyond wheel weights.

5 psi minimum in all tires.

Only 1 operator per unit.

 

We had lots of fun with ours. My best friend's brother-in-law has a strawberry farm, and would win every year he entered his Farmall A that had factory gear reduction. Literally less than a foot a minute. Course, he got cocky and challenged his brother-in-laws new JD 6320 with an IVT. Oops.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Methinks I'm going to have to try my dangest to attend this.

 

I would definitely like to try the slow race if it happens.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Got the date marked on my calender and my room booked.  Hoping to be there friday am this time, I guess it shouldn't be a problem figuring my travel time.  LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Only problem I see with a slow race is all of us Hydro-Guys can basically just tap the lever and barely move.  



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 09:12 PM

The chain drag was a big hit at our show last year.  all you need is 12' of chain, a pull pin on a string and a clevis.

 

Have to pile the chain in a "box" drawn on the ground.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 06:53 PM

point taken on the hydros, this is just an idea we are considering and we are open to other ideas to???

 

 

what is this chain drag?

 

for those of you who are wondering there are many hotels less then 10 miles from the show. if you do a hotel search, search for danville, pa 17821

 

also plow day is at the same farm

whitenights farm market

1500 sunbury rd

danville, pa 17821



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 10:56 PM

what is this chain drag?

 

Let me see if I can find any pics of it.  It's kind of a challenge, a few shows have done it, it's a hoot.  Combination of skill, luck, and bravado.



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 11:06 PM

If you go about half way down the page HERE, you will see some tractors driving back and forth over a painted square. 

The start line is a distance about the length of the chain away from the square.  You have to drive past it to get the end of the chain in the box, then back up, then forward, etc until all the chain is in the square.  Time starts when you cross the line and end when the pin is pulled and the clevis and all falls into the square.

 

2 classes, Hydro & Gear.

 

Disqualification for the all chain not being in the square.

 

Something we learned for next year is no attachments (Mower Decks, etc)



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 11:21 PM

If you go about half way down the page HERE, you will see some tractors driving back and forth over a painted square. 

The start line is a distance about the length of the chain away from the square.  You have to drive past it to get the end of the chain in the box, then back up, then forward, etc until all the chain is in the square.  Time starts when you cross the line and end when the pin is pulled and the clevis and all falls into the square.

 

2 classes, Hydro & Gear.

 

Disqualification for the all chain not being in the square.

 

Something we learned for next year is no attachments (Mower Decks, etc)

 

 

I can bring it?


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:03 AM

I can bring it?

Hey Josh, you got a volunteer for the games.  :D



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:23 AM

Hey Josh, you got a volunteer for the games.  :D

 

I mean I could bring the chain, pin, clevis, paint, etc... Ill play too.


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