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#1 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 09:52 AM

Beware if you've had a few!

 

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:03 AM

What would George Jones say about that, I wonder?

 

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:26 AM

I don't think George is saying much of anything these days. :smilewink:


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:52 AM

when my 2 oldest daughters were younger,  I would take them all over town with the Cub Cadet 70 and # 3 IH wagon.    got a ton of smiles from people , who would wave as we went by and my daughters would also wave as if they were in a parade.  Good Times......


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:56 AM

In Michigan a GT is considered a MV and you must have a valid DL to operate on a couty, twp, or city road / street.  If you have a Suspended, Revoked or Restricted DL you may not operate any motor vehicle on a roadway. Now that also includes ATV, ORV, Snowmobile and any watercraft.  Around here where we live there isn't to much to worry about unless you are known to have bad license etc.. I've seen a lot of people driving their GTs to the gas station and store.  Roger.


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 11:31 AM

when speed is less then 6 km/h, you can drive on street w/out licence for the tractor, but w/ a driver licence, in D 


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 11:48 AM

I am thinking that here you can do an SMV sign and be OK with or without license. It might require that it be for farm or business use tho.

Unless you're under the influence, then all bets are off.
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Posted February 15, 2014 - 12:28 PM

The only time I've gotten in trouble for driving a lawn mower on the street was many years back when I lived in town. One summer a couple of buddies and I decided to build some fast lawn mowers (it was PBS's fault they did a show about lawn mower racing). The cop seen us flying around town one time and clocked us going a little over 30 mph. He basically chewed us out for going over 30 in town and told us to slow it down, then walked back to the car shaking his head. It's a good thing they started breaking all the time and got sick of fixing, so it was a shorted lived phase. Looking back I would've done things a little different in the safety department with them. I guess you get wiser with age.


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 02:55 PM

My local authorizes,really could care less about lawn or garden tractors, they really get worked up when the retired farmers drive there side by sides  and 4wheelers into town for breakfast at the local coffee shop


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 06:39 PM

I haul coal with my old Jacobson UV-4 to my & my daughter's house.  For me about a quarter mile & her a mile.  The locals don't bother me.  i have a triangle on the back & plan to add flashers one of these days.

 

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:23 AM

imagesCAVU129N.jpg  If Ted can do it, so can I.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:29 AM

What would George Jones say about that, I wonder?

 

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:24 AM

Not sure what the laws are in my area regarding street usage,but we have a few locals who ride their mowers from one mowing job to another and I have seen one of these guys frequent the drive thru lane at a local liquor store!



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Posted February 27, 2014 - 07:05 PM

An older, 1/2 blind guy rides his mower to the post office and to the local convenience store.

He has a town sticker on his mower like the guys that use their golf carts, but I don't know if the town cop made him or he just did it.

 

I ride mine to the gas station and around town when I am snow plowing. I have driven around on town streets pulling young-un around.

 

Think I will check with the local and county law to see what is legal....not that it makes me any difference..........



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 06:15 AM

This thread made me think of Steve.

Edited by MH81, June 28, 2014 - 10:02 AM.
Fixed broken link

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