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Katie and I got a couple of tractors out to play in the snow today.


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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 08:49 PM

We just putted around the place. If anybody is curious the Simplicity 700 will walk all over the C81 Wheel Horse in both traction and turning in slippy conditions...but that is something that I have known for a long time. I have had the 1960 Simplicity 700 since 1993 and learned of it's abilities not long after I got it. With the tall narrow ags and tri ribs on it to complement the great limited slip differential and the tractors very good weight balance the 700 goes and turns better then any tractor I have ever had (and trust me,I've had more then a few :thumbs:). Anyway we played for a couple of hours before putting them up. Here are some snow pictures (plow not included :poke:  :smilewink: ). 

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Glad you had fun. Have to get my BigTen out tomorrow to blow out the drive....Dave


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Couple of good looking tractors and a lot of tracks showing how much fun was had.

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted January 15, 2015 - 09:12 PM

Looks like fun to me!

 

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Not quite enough snow to make them work, but I can understand the fun. I am hoping to get to the woods to get a small load this Saturday. Got a little bit more snow than you. And small amount coming tomorrow, just in time for Saturday. Will see how the JD 140 handles it. Noel
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Posted January 15, 2015 - 09:19 PM

Thanks for sharing! Bet most of my seat time now days is joy riding. Kids get a real kick out of it....cheap fun!
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Posted January 15, 2015 - 11:04 PM

Looks like fun. 


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 05:03 AM

Thanks for the photos!

I bet you had fun "playing" in the snow.


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 06:20 AM

nice snow, here you need an umbrella!


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 08:05 AM

That simplicity looks tough,  nice WH also


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 10:16 AM

You may want to add a Bolens to that herd. My first GT was my WH. I have a bunch of the old AC/Simplicities and a bunch of Bolens. When it comes to moving power the old Bolens are best. The AC/Simps are snappy and fun to operate. The wheelhorse is an old friend that I don't judge.

 

Be carefull when plowing. My Simplicity 700 frame cracked from hitting something when plowing. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 11:13 AM

I figured you all would be covered up in snow by now, but what does this southern boy know! :D   Always fun when you and your partner can get out and have a good time especially on a couple of nice tractors.  Thanks for sharing.


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 11:22 AM

You may want to add a Bolens to that herd. My first GT was my WH. I have a bunch of the old AC/Simplicities and a bunch of Bolens. When it comes to moving power the old Bolens are best. The AC/Simps are snappy and fun to operate. The wheelhorse is an old friend that I don't judge.

 

Be carefull when plowing. My Simplicity 700 frame cracked from hitting something when plowing. Good Luck, Rick

Boyscout I have had several Bolens over the years. Unless it is a large frame,I'm just not a fan. :poke: I just got rid of a 1250 this past summer. Your point about cracked frames is valid an issue that I have long been aware of but I don't plow snow or use a tiller on it (tiller is rough on the BGB). I am also a huge fan of the cast iron Briggs,very torquie and a sound of their own. For moving power I hope to use the GT14 this summer (providing that I get it done,plenty of tractors with things to get done,not enough time or money to go around). For real moving power I should have kept my '49 JD G. :thumbs:


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