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Posted April 06, 2016 - 07:24 PM

Daniel,  did you get a head count on people and tractors?


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Daniel,  did you get a head count on people and tractors?

23 tractors I believe, but no head count on the people.  I could likely get close though.  I'd guess at least 40 people, possibly more.  I believe we had 8 states, plus Canada.  To be honest, I've been so busy I've not had much time to get it all figured out.  


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 07:36 PM

It was hectic with that many good people, I am just sorry I didnt get to talk to everyone there this year, but glad I got to talk to everyone I did talk to, and cant wait til next time. That chili was delicious, and brought all those "fixin to eat" in from the fields.
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Posted April 07, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Great pics and looked like everyone had a great time. My son and I were planning to go but I snapped the hub on the Allis again. I am hoping to make the next one with the Allis and a Cub I am building for my youngest son.


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 02:17 PM

Great pics and looked like everyone had a great time. My son and I were planning to go but I snapped the hub on the Allis again. I am hoping to make the next one with the Allis and a Cub I am building for my youngest son.


You should've come anyway, just about all of us are willing to lend anything we bring. I went to the last two without a tractor!
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Posted April 07, 2016 - 04:02 PM

Hmmmm, knocked off better than 2 hours. Figured it out, it was 1143miles round trip. I can't believe the "ole trusty". Not rust) made it that far. Thanks again Daniel and Theresa

 

 

I finally got some pics and a video uploaded! Just too tired last night!

 

Here's Alice breaking the first furrow!

 

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It was great seeing folks again and meeting a few new faces! And I have to say I am proud that I plowed ground with a few of the ladies.

Paul and Ange, glad you folks came down to plow with us! That's quite the trip. I racked up 1423 miles round trip!

Looks like I came the farthest! Beat Paul by almost 300 miles round trip!


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 06:10 PM

This AC had a very clever counter-balance set up on the plow lift. I'm bad with names in the heat of lots of fun, but I think this fellas name was Mike? he was with his wife, pretty sure from IL, well anyway she had a NICE camera, hopefully she took better stuff than me.

He had this done up looking pretty stock from 20 feet or so but close up I could see some unique changes :thumbs: attachicon.gifSANY0050.JPG

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He said he had a gal redo his seats on several units, (sounded very reasonable to me) and this one was nicely done.

 

Thanks to everyone for all the stories, pictures and videos. It sounds like you all had a great time. I saw the pictures of this counter weight/ lift assist on the AC and I had to comment. A lift assist that also works as a front weight and a front bumper is pure genius. I plan to make something very similar now that I have seen this.

 

Thanks, Jim


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for the comments on my B112 fellas. I take zero credit for the weight. That is an AC design that works very well. I did make my own weight and its a little heavier than factory. The seat was done by, I believe, MARY GEARHART from Columbus, Ohio. Maybe someone can expand on that info. It has 10-12 gal of beet juice in the tires plus 20 lb homemade concrete. It needed a new muffler so I sorta made my own. Have enjoyed this tractor, and the other four, very much. It has been a fun hobby for retirement.
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Posted April 08, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Found another for the Cub fans.

 

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Nothing special except we took the deck off at son's house and loaded it up to come plow in KY. Never plowed with it before, found 1/2 bolts at TSC near motel and mounted weights (ya, we know they are another brand) in the field. When I get more batteries I'll go thru my photos and see if I have any that others haven't posted. Once again I want to say  What a GREAT bunch of folks at the Ball Hallow Plow Day, and double thanks to all that made it happen !


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the comments on my B112 fellas. I take zero credit for the weight. That is an AC design that works very well. I did make my own weight and its a little heavier than factory. The seat was done by, I believe, MARY GEARHART from Columbus, Ohio. Maybe someone can expand on that info. It has 10-12 gal of beet juice in the tires plus 20 lb homemade concrete. It needed a new muffler so I sorta made my own. Have enjoyed this tractor, and the other four, very much. It has been a fun hobby for retirement.

Thanks, mrmd for responding, I felt like a complete idiot trying to remember your name :(  I think you DO deserve credit on this because you may have started with their idea, but you improved it with parts from a scrap find. I mean really, how many ideas are completely new, its the improving/improvising to be better than original that rings my respect button, especially when the components comes out of what otherwise would be scrap :worshippy1:

 

And thanks too for the upholstery woman's name, going to see if can track her down.


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 04:06 PM

Tks Daniel, for the history on Grandpa's garden tractors. Vary much enjoyed it.
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Posted April 08, 2016 - 04:12 PM

Looks like I came the farthest! Beat Paul by almost 300 miles round trip!


This included the run to Cave City and back, but here is the trip odometer when I started it Monday Morning.image.jpeg
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Posted April 08, 2016 - 04:48 PM

No turning dirt in NY this weekend. Too COLD and snowing off and on. Just making an observation that GT plowing brings out alot of good people no matter where its held. Everybody just wants to play in the dirt with their toy's. I think I'm reliving my childhood!


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Found another for the Cub fans.

 

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Nothing special except we took the deck off at son's house and loaded it up to come plow in KY. Never plowed with it before, found 1/2 bolts at TSC near motel and mounted weights (ya, we know they are another brand) in the field. When I get more batteries I'll go thru my photos and see if I have any that others haven't posted. Once again I want to say  What a GREAT bunch of folks at the Ball Hallow Plow Day, and double thanks to all that made it happen !

That is a great pic there!


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:18 PM

I'm sure glad I had my plow day last Saturday instead of this weekend.  Much colder today & tomorrow.  Had some snowflakes today & they say we may see more tomorrow!  


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