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Posted February 05, 2013 - 09:06 PM

Drifting is a style of racing in which a person slides the read of a vehicle around a corner in such a way that it much slower than doing it properly and destroys the tires and drive train.

 

I do believe that the definition also includes having bystanders standing in or near the area where the racing is taking place without anything between them and the cars to protect them.

 

Most videos on youtube showing such events lead me to my low opinion of aforementioned gatherings.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 09:32 PM

i drifted our jd 4650 the other day plowing snow, i had a suped up wheel horse a 81 i think, that would drift in dirt.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 09:42 PM

I did with the '71 last winter on some ice.

This weekend I was going down the hill on my property (quite large hill) with the '75 and I slide all the way down once I gained a little speed on a small patch of ice. If I had tire chains, I would not have slid.

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:07 PM

I have been known to on occasion :smilewink: With my truck as well the Speedex.


Edited by LTD, February 05, 2013 - 10:07 PM.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:26 PM

Guess I am to old....what the hell is drifting?

 

In the old days it was what happened when you lost power to your boat or hopped a train or two across America (or wait...maybe that's being a drifter) or what happened when you nodded off at the wheel. Funny how things change. I'm thinking outriggers might not be a bad idea for those who wish to drift with their tractors. :D


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 04:34 AM

Let's try to keep our wheels on the ground!

 

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Drifting sounds like fun though.



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:46 AM

  You'll learn, too little too late.

                                               Mike

i amost rolled it couple times. but i just stick my leg out to stop it from flipping.  I do it only when its snowy or really muddy out,



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 11:27 PM

The guy with the turbo tractor is an amateur.  THIS is how you drift with a (Garden) Tractor.

 

 

 


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:03 AM

Drifting is a style of racing in which a person slides the read of a vehicle around a corner in such a way that it much slower than doing it properly and destroys the tires and drive train.

Eye, it is ALL in the definition...4 wheel drifting in my day was the fastest way around a corner on a track, and racing always tore stuff up !

I watched the videos and most of what I see these guys doing we used to call "roundhouses and donuts" or
brooadies" 



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Posted February 07, 2013 - 09:02 AM

Like JPackard, we did it in 4 cars and it was just called driving. 24 miles in 22 minutes on a serpentine road was a good average.

 

As far as the tractor never on purpose, one time with the 318 was enough to prompt me to buy chains.



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Posted February 07, 2013 - 09:57 AM

I always called it "broad-sliding".  Was fun in my younger years, but that's where I chose to leave it!   :smilewink: 



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Posted February 08, 2013 - 09:00 AM

The guy with the turbo tractor is an amateur.  THIS is how you drift with a (Garden) Tractor.

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:51 PM

I think there are plenty of them in New England today!






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