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#1 tiretrx ONLINE  

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 09:27 AM

Trust everyone had a sparkling weekend :thThumbsU Ours was full of work and play.

Thought maybe I'd share one of our adventures. It's based on an age old struggle. So, prepare yourself for a showdown. Two combatants. One kinetic. One stoic, with badger-like heals dug firmly in the ground. But both comprised of sinewy flesh and unyielding iron.

Let us meet the players in our epic struggle.

The Red Oxen..........

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The master of the mighty beast.......Mikey!!!! Kinda wish your name was Gar or Wolfgang here, woulda sounded a bit more ominous, but anyhoo. Here's Iron Mike(that's better) holding the reins. Note the dark, threatening clouds above.

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The stubborn foe.........a thoroughly entrenched and vine riddled '67 Ford 3000 FEL, with the fearless captain at it's helm.........BRAD!!!!! That's right Brad!!! Wow, that's actually less ominous than Mikey :sidelaugh

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OK, obviously a little background is in order here. I've had this tractor for a good number of years. Loading scrap was a big part of it's working life. But the combination of plummeting steel prices and getting the Kubota FEL/BH both cut it's workload down to nil. It's sat in this spot the last two years.

Well, it's time to show it the respect it deserves. It must be freed from the chains that the vines have become. I tried yanking it out with the Kubota a couple times, but it was too much to ask as I merely made two nice holes suitable for shrub planting. We would need heavier artillery, and a man behind the Ford's wheel. So, after surveying the foliage, and determining that it was festooned with poison ivy, it was deemed that Brad would be best suited to mount the mighty beast. We all told Brad what a great honor it was, and he was actually fool enough to fall for it. I hate getting poison ivy.

It would seem, he looms larger.

Is that the smirk of confidence......or shear insanity?!?!?!

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Ok let's put a chain between the nose rings. A true, old farm chain was chosen for the task......

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Let's get ready to rummmmmmm bllllllllllle!!!!

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Oh yeah, IT"S ON!!!!!!



Kind of anti-climatic. We heard the brush truck yawn several times. But we burned some gas and had some laughs :thThumbsU


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Looks like you all had fun but Brad might of had to much fun by the look on his face. :rolling:

 

Beautiful old truck btw.


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 04:37 PM

Glad you found something that would break the Poison Ivy's grasp!


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 04:58 PM

Wouldn't it have worked better if the chain was UNDER the bucket....Then it wouldn't dig into the dirt.


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Wouldn't it have worked better if the chain was UNDER the bucket....Then it wouldn't dig into the dirt.

 

Yes it would, but we weren't really worried about the grass or it moving  :thumbs:



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 06:54 PM

Wouldn't it have worked better if the chain was UNDER the bucket....Then it wouldn't dig into the dirt.


We were all thinking it.. You had to say it didn't you? Lol
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Posted August 10, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Glad it's out. I bet the 3000 is happier too.
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Posted August 10, 2015 - 11:21 PM

Looks like a heck of a haul, and good time. I hate overgrown stuff...
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