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#1 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:19 PM

What category does this file under? The Why???? category or Only in Lancaster category?

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:46 PM

was it done so amish or menanites could use it to mow there lawns?



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:00 PM

That would be my guess. 



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:19 PM

Very strange indeed...looks like steel cleats all the way around the tires.  John Deere option? :D



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Im confused.



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 09:22 PM

imagesCA5KVR00.jpg Not sure why the tires are steel.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:37 PM

This is probably why. Amish and Mennonites.  

 

was it done so amish or menanites could use it to mow there lawns?



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:41 PM

There is great confusion about the Amish's use of mechanical equipment. Many think that none is allowed. However, certain mechanical devices, such as hay bailers, are necessary to operate a farm in America's contemporary farm economy. Another compromise that the Amish have had to make is the use of the diesel engine. While usually limited to the barn area, the diesel engine serves a number of purposes on the Amish farm such as compressing air for shop equipment, and charging 12 volt batteries. Old Order Amish sometimes even use tractors around the barn . The purpose of this is to use the tractor to do labor that draft horses can't do as well as to use the on-board engine to power equipment around the barn. Amish tractors differ from most tractors in that they have steel wheels instead of rubber tires. How is this a compromise? By using steel wheels, the Amish are restricted to using tractors on the farm and not using them as cars on roads. The New Order Amish tend to use tractors with rubber tires as well as using the tractor instead of draft horses in the field. The New Order Amish use of tractors in the field provides them with the competitive edge they need to remain in the agricultural business. Some Old and New order Amish have invented ways to have farm equipment pulled by draft horses but powered by a built-on engine, these devices are called "Amish tractors." While there are many more compromises, the main purposes of compromise is to remain as a competitor in the agriculture and shop economy. It is these compromises that have allowed for the survival of Amish culture and Society.

 

 

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