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My Father won a tractor....so we got it stuck


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#1 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 02:09 AM

My Father won a 1949 John Deere M in a raffle at the 2009 Two-Cylinder Expo in Canandaigua NY. The tractor had been restored and came with cultivators installed on it. The next day we brought it home and decided to take it for a ride on the power line trails down the road from my fathers house. We took turns driving and standing on the cultivators on the back. The tractor ran great as we explored the trails. On the way back (my father was driving) we were trying to stay on top of some deep ruts in a wet area when the front tires slid off. We would have been fine if the tractor didn't still have the cultivators mounted to it's belly. The cultivators dug deep into the ridge we were trying to stay on and it was obvious we were going to need another tractor to get it loose. Fortunately, my father had four more at home. I used my cell to call my mother and tell her we needed her to pick us up at the trail head, she wasn't a bit surprised. When we came walking out of the trail we saw that my sister and brother in law were waiting for us, they had come to my parents to see the new tractor so my mother sent them to get us. After a mandatory amount of ball busting from my brother in law we got my fathers 50' Oliver 77 and pulled the poor muddy M loose. It was a good day.



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Posted December 25, 2010 - 02:33 AM

Great story, and Great pictures. Sometimes, these things start out bad, but after you look back, they are some of the best times, and an event that will be talked about in the family forever.

Best regards, George

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 07:36 AM

Great story, and Great pictures. Sometimes, these things start out bad, but after you look back, they are some of the best times, and an event that will be talked about in the family forever.

Best regards, George


I couldnt have said it any better

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 08:20 AM

I couldnt have said it any better

:ditto:

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 09:06 AM

First off congrats on winning the tractor! Second, thanks for the pictures and the story. I'm sure that tale will be told for a long time and just add to the fun memories of playing with your tractors.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 09:27 AM

Fantastic Story. And thanks for the picture of an Oliver pulling out a Deere. It's a great Christmas Present.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 09:58 AM

Thanks for the pics and the story. Reminds me of so many past adventures. At least you had the good sense to do it on a sunny day.

I don't know any songs about tractors getting stuck, but here's one about trucks...YouTube - Corb Lund - Truck Got Stuck

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 10:22 AM

Great story and pics. I'm glad you won also.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 01:11 PM

Fantastic Story. And thanks for the picture of an Oliver pulling out a Deere. It's a great Christmas Present.

Amen to that LOL! (No offense JD guys, lust a little friendly poking :poke:)
That's a great story and I'm sure you'll have fond memories of the time spent with your Father! It's not the easy times in life that forge the strongest bonds after all! Glad that it all worked out in the end. Thanks for sharing!
I wish I'd had a camera when I got my truck stuck in the mud...then I got my small farm tractor (1952 Case VAI) stuck trying to get it out...then I had to get my FIL's tractor to pull them both out LOL!




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