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#1 tinbender7 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:07 PM

was looking at some of the 2 wheel walk behind tractors and had a memory from the way back when. back in the mid 50's I was 12-14 years old and we lived in Md and my best friend that I still keep in touch with was working in the garden and I offered to help. they put me behind a 2 wheel walk behind tractor that all I remember about it is it had a hood on it and it was power full, as I was plowing with it I tripped and it was dragging me across the field and digging up things it should not have and before I could get it stopped I took down a whole row of fence. I had a chance to talk to my friends Dad last year before he died at 101 years old and he retold me that story, he had remembered it for over 60 years.

fond memories.


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Yep, that was back when horsepower was horsepower and before OSHA made it impossible for anything to drag anyone farther than it takes for the engine to shut down after you reach up to itch your nose.

 

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Sounds like it was a good old David Bradley. Mine has beaten me up too. :bigrofl:
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Posted September 02, 2014 - 05:16 AM

Thanks for sharing the story. Mishap memories are fun. Probably just about every farm or garden person has a "fight with the fence" story!!!
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Posted September 04, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the Memories  tinbender...  I can relate to that... There was no stopping those old tractors..If it were up against a tree or something solid,,, the tires would still be spinning to go more...

 

                      Good old days...............


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Funny! Many of out fondest memories are things we screwed up.


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