I have a huge stump in my back yard I've been digging on for atleast a year and a half. I dig down, hit roots, chop, dig, chip, dig, chop, never ending. It should be a quick dig but I'm a little busted up, getting old so I can only work for short clips then I'm done for a while. I've been hitting it every once in a while when I had time between other projects that had to be done, more of the fun stuff in life. Yesterday I said nuff is nuff. ONE of us is going to leave. So with shovel/axe in hand I dug a hug hole all around it, went pretty wide and deep to get as many roots as possible. When I got it down to where I could wrap a chain around it for a good yank, hooked up the chain and went to get the old gal. She's a 1951 WD Allis Chalmers. What do I hear when I hit the start lever, nada. Not even a spin/bounce off flywheel. It was about time for this battery to die, she is pretty old. Tried the bat. charger, nope, way to far gone. Soooooo, I had to make an unscheduled run into that stink-place they call a city... grrrrr... anyway, got battery, came home and they gave me a bat. toooo big to fit the carrier. I said eff it, tied it onto the frame and connected the cables. Did I mention the reason I went for the new battery? This tractor can be hand cranked. Last year I cranked it, it did some damage to my arm from shoulder to fingertip. So this time, I being overly cautious, made darn sure I did not have a death grip on the handle. Yea.... that worked... it backfired and I was able to let go of the handle real quick. Damn crank, it spun around faster than I can move my big had. I now have a swollen finger throbbing with a huge cut from the first knuckle to the nail. Stings a little.... LOL, good side, I still have a finger. Anywayz, wrong battery attached, she fired right up like a kitten. Backed up to stump, gave bout 5 gentle tugs (Decent yard, I did not want to dig to china, the root hole is bad enough to repair) and out she came. I gave a big sigh of relief, this stump has been an eyesore and pain to mow around for 4 years. YAHOOOO, the bastage is gone!!
6 more to go, I think this is going to take a few years unless a couple of neighbors get froggy and want to help, don't see that happening, they all too busy.
How was y'alls day?
Edited by FrozenInTime, June 01, 2015 - 11:10 PM.