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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Featured Tractor of the Month for March 2011!


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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 11:02 AM

We are now taking nominations for featured tractor of the month for March 2011. We don't have a theme for this month so anything goes.

I also can't emphasize enough to please provide at least 2 paragraphs for the description of you tractor. Your tractor is going to be featured on the front page of GTtalk, this is your chance to shine and let everyone know about your tractor.


Here are the rules:

  • Tractor being nominated must not have been a featured in the last 12 months.
  • Please give at least a two paragraph description to tell us about your tractor.
  • You need 2 photos attached to your post as attachments, not linked from another site, the year make and model, and a brief description of your history with the tractor and what you use it for most.

We will accept up to 10 nominations, this thread will be closed after the 10th nomination. Once 10 nominations are made we will start a new thread for the voting. Voting will run to the end of the current month and on the 1st of the following month the winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page and in our Featured Tractors section.

Rules subject to change to better work for everyone. Good luck!

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 01:25 PM

Don't be shy :D

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:10 PM

Don't be shy :D


I assume that those nominees from February vote that didn't win can re-enter for March, correct?

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:12 PM

I assume that those nominees from February vote that didn't win can re-enter for March, correct?


Sure can!

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:22 PM

All right, nobody wants to go First, so I'll take the Leap.... I have a Lot of tractors I could Nominate for this honor but having just come in from plowing another 10 inches of snow with her, I'll have to Nominate My Working Girl "Little Bertha" She a 1951 David Bradley Super Model # 91757561. I Bought this tractor for $100 with a Blown motor, No hood and many other missing or damaged parts. I have since repowered her with a 5 HP Tecumseh from an old sears Snow Blower, gave her a new Clutch and even found her a New (Old) Hood. I have made several small Modifications to her to make her a little more user friendly and so she is anything but original but then "I Yam What I Yam" Not a Purist.
I think "Little Bertha" Deserves to be tractor of the month mainly because she is a True "Working Girl". Year 'Round . She has put my garden in for the past 4 years and has plowed me through many, many, many snowstorms, including this past one, without hesitation at all, when my other tractors & Snow blowers couldn't cut It. Believe it of not I have even used her to Push start my Farmall Super A once. This DB is Bulletproof.
Sure....She's Old, Rusty, Dented , Dirty, Loud and with only Two wheels & No reverse, In the eyes of some 4 wheel tractor owners, A Little Handicapped but she's got more Character than any Beautifully Restored "Show Girl" with 2 or 4 Wheels.
Well, that's my pitch for 'Little Bertha" I just think it would be Kinda neat to put the spotlight on a "Working Girl" for a change.... and so, as "My Good Very Best New Friend In The Whole World", Forest Gump Would say, " That's All I have To say About That."

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:25 PM

Very well written nomination

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 04:40 PM

I may enter again if nominations are scarse, but I'll wait and give others a chance.
I sure enjoyed last time. I had to check in several times a day to see the action!! :thumbs:

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 07:39 PM

I will enter something this month but need to take pics with a nice background (I know, ya'll don't care about backgrounds, but I do LOL).

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 10:11 PM

I like to nominate my 1952 Bolens Ridemaster that I saved from the junkyard.
Here how the story goes 2 years ago my uncle called me asking me if I would like a Bolens road grader because there was one at the junkyard by him. I had no idea what he was talking about because I never heard of a bolens road grader till he started telling me what it looked like then that’s when I had a idea what it was and I told him I’ll stop over after work and we will go look at it. I was thinking all night could this be what I think it is and it only 10 mins from my house. After work the next day we headed to the local junkyard to see this road grader he was talking about. We pulled right up next to it when we got there, I got out of the car and there sat a Bolens Ridemaster with a grader blade and a wheel weight on all 4 wheels in great shape for the age of it. After looking it over I headed to were the owner of the junkyard was to set up a deal for me to buy it and to pick it up the next day.

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The photo is right after I got her home

Here the second half of the story after I get it home. I play with it for a little bit to get it running and I got it to run for a second on crab clean so I knew there was life in her but that about as much as it ran for me for 6 months till I finely got back to it. When I got back to it 6 months later I replaced all the fuel lines, fuel filter, changed the oil put some gas in it and it started right up. After a little playing with the float in the carb I had to take it for a ride, it was a little unusual at first but I got the hang of it till the one front tire with a cut in it blew out. After the blow out I got new tires for the fronts and repainted all the rims, seat, and trailer hitch. I had to cut the centers out of the back rims and put new rings on it because the originals had rusted out. With the fresh paint and new tires I was all ready for the big tractor show buy me. At the show most people have never seen a Ridemaster before and was fascinated buy how they worked. I cant tell you how many people that I got looks from when I was driving it around the show grounds and how many stopped me asking me what it was and how it worked. Since then it been a trusty tractor, starting on the first or second pull and it’s ready to give me a ride any time I ask it to, maybe even grade the driveway when I feel like getting it dirty. I looking forward to having her at the next plow days in MI and driving it around the tractor show by me. I have also added a 1950 and 1951 Ridemaster to my fleet.

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Ok I am done Hope its not to long.
Jerome
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Posted February 03, 2011 - 05:59 AM

Good write up Jerome.


Alright guys we got two nominations to break the ice, let's see some more. :D

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 08:08 AM

:ditto: Nice story on the Ridemaster

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 04:45 PM

:ditto: Nice story on the Ridemaster

:ditto::ditto:

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 08:03 PM

1961 Wheel Horse 701

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"A Bad Week To Sell A Tractor"

This machine was purchased on Sept 14 2001 (a Friday night) off of Ebay.
of course this was a few days after the attacks of Sept 11 2001.
Everybody must have been watching CNN and Fox News because I was shocked
to see I won this tractor for 281.00....701's even back then in beat up shape were bringing
over 500.00 at that time.

The machine is totally original and runs like new. I also got the original owners manual and original warranty card.

Bob Taylor

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 05:55 AM

That is in amazingly good shape for an original.:thumbs:
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Posted February 07, 2011 - 06:01 AM

Would like to see two more nominations yet. We will close this thread tomorrow morning so get your nominations in. We will run with however many we get.




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