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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 09:37 PM

Some of you guys know that I'm an old Farmall guy also and my wife and I have 2 Farmall A tractors and one Farmall B. I work on my own stuff pretty much and don't do much work for hire out of my garage. I got home from work tonight to find a Farmall H sitting in front of my shop! I have no idea who owns it! What are the chances a tractor fairy dropped one off? Are finders keepers rules in effect? It's in kind of humble shape. Wires are all gone,seat missing, no plug wires, lights broken, rear tires weather checked, but otherwise it's complete and not locked up. Maybe the old girl crawled out of the weeds or an old shed and made it's way to my garage for some TLC! Maybe she was lonley for the company of some other Farmalls. I'll update you guys when I find out the story of the H.

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 10:13 PM

That's pretty neat, Mike... you've got the tractors jumping into your driveway now! :bounce::bounce:

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 04:40 AM

That's pretty neat, Mike... you've got the tractors jumping into your driveway now! :bounce::bounce:

:ditto:

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 07:06 AM

That one didn't follow you home, it beat you there.

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 05:34 PM

That's pretty neat, Mike... you've got the tractors jumping into your driveway now! :bounce::bounce:

:ditto:
Wish that would happen to me LOL

That one didn't follow you home, it beat you there.


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Posted August 25, 2010 - 07:43 PM

Do you all see the clues? Mike has met Ducky at his show. Ducky somehow gets tractors to just follow him home. Mike has a tractor simply park itself in his driveway. I sense them two are working together on new tricks to get tractors home and not sharing with the rest of us LOL

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 07:44 PM

Oh ya, forgot one thing. Pics or it didn't happen LOL

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 07:49 PM

Oh ya, forgot one thing. Pics or it didn't happen LOL


I agree :D LOL

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 08:21 PM

Dang Mike...maybe I should have just sent the Bush Hog JBI my address! Would have saved me a LOT of money! :bigrofl:
But, it sounds to me like someone gifted you that tractor. May take you a while to find out who, if in fact it was a gift. They'd want you to squirm over it a while before letting you know. Hope it turns out that she is a gift. Someone who knows you well may have brought it over.

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Posted August 25, 2010 - 08:57 PM

Well the mystery is solved. This morning when I was down for coffee before going to work one of my tractor buds/B S specialists walked in with a Farmall carb in his hand and said you might need this. He had dropped off the H and thought he would have a good laugh while I was trying to figure out where it came from! Then he asked if I would get it running for him. It is his but it will be for sale so I get a chance to check it over real well before even thinking of buying it.. So far tonight I took the starter apart, cleaned out the massive spider nest , cleaned the armature and got the brush holders freed up so the brushes will move. The starter works now and the engine rolls over. Got the distributer cleaned up and filled the radiator and didn't see any leaks so far. Now to get some plug wires, put the carb on and see what happens.
I'll take pictures tomorrow night.
As far as getting tractors to follow us home or just show up on their own I don't know about Ducky but I'm not telling my secrets!

Edited by tractormike, August 25, 2010 - 09:03 PM.
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Posted August 26, 2010 - 06:30 AM

Do you all see the clues? Mike has met Ducky at his show. Ducky somehow gets tractors to just follow him home. Mike has a tractor simply park itself in his driveway. I sense them two are working together on new tricks to get tractors home and not sharing with the rest of us LOL


Hi George
That's a Wisconsin thing.:laughingteeth:
What happens in Wisconsin stays in Wisconsin, Right Mike.

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Posted August 26, 2010 - 07:40 AM

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Posted August 26, 2010 - 06:05 PM

Maybe I should move to Wisconsin. Are the neighbors as friendly as the tractors?

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:06 AM

The neighbors are friendly and very accepting. This is rural farming country and I live in a small town ( population 200 ) We do tractor rides and have a good time playing with our tractors. We sometimes drive our tractors downtown to the bar/resturant and park right in front. It gives the non locals driving through something to talk about!

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:52 AM

Maybe I should move to Wisconsin. Are the neighbors as friendly as the tractors?

You would enjoy it up here but from the people I have met on this forum it doesn't sound to bad in PA. either.
Just have to learn how to bait those tractors down there.:bounce::bounce::bounce:




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