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#1 jimmy G OFFLINE  

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Posted September 10, 2016 - 12:19 AM

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Posted September 10, 2016 - 01:46 AM

Mercy sakes alive,  looks like we got ourselves a convoy!

 

Thanx for the pictures.


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Posted September 10, 2016 - 07:49 AM

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got ourselves a convoy!

Thanx for the pictures.

yep 1200 or better tractors, the bridge is 5 mi.long and tractors are leaving one parking lot to the south and parking in the north at the same time, parade route is about 8mi.takes 3 1/2 hours
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Posted September 10, 2016 - 08:03 AM

That's a bunch of tractors! Wonder if we could do that with GT's?


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Posted September 10, 2016 - 08:34 AM

That's a bunch of tractors! Wonder if we could do that with GT's?

I like the idea.   Several years ago I suggested something similar to the local antique tractor club.  There is a Missouri Dept. of [constipation] Conservation wildlife area that has a once a year, public drive through.  Although the roads are graveled and wide, the rest of the year its walking trails only.  The drive-through is very popular with both vehicles and horseback riders. [horses are mostly on different trails than vehicles and without gravel]  I suppose any state park would also be a good setting as the speed limits are usually set low.

I think it'd be the ideal setting for the lil tractors.  Didn't seem to have much interest with the locals.  They are of the mostly anti-garden tractor mindset.  So much so, that I haven't taken anything to their show in 5+ years. 

 

I will mention once again that GTT member "grnspot110" has a garden tractor only cruise on his farm just a few miles from this state park.  Its a very good time and its next weekend.  September 17th.  Lowell really rolls out the red carpet and its a wonderful time.

Here's a link to info about his cruise...

 

http://gardentractor...16/#entry702992


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Posted September 10, 2016 - 08:48 AM

Today on Classic Tractor Fever their showing a Mackinac bridge parade. Here in the eastern time zone it's on Rfdtv at 12:30. Go on line to Rfdtv & check your local viewing. I would like to see this in person too. Thanks for all the pics.
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Posted September 10, 2016 - 10:42 AM

I can't post pics from last years ride for some reason. It was a great experience.                                                                                                           Roger


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Posted September 10, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Today on Classic Tractor Fever their showing a Mackinac bridge parade. Here in the eastern time zone it's on Rfdtv at 12:30. Go on line to Rfdtv & check your local viewing. I would like to see this in person too. Thanks for all the pics.

     9:30/10:30 Pacific time, Thanks for the heads up. Don


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Posted September 10, 2016 - 03:00 PM

Today on Classic Tractor Fever their showing a Mackinac bridge parade. Here in the eastern time zone it's on Rfdtv at 12:30. Go on line to Rfdtv & check your local viewing. I would like to see this in person too. Thanks for all the pics.

there's a tv program geared to tractors?? I did not know..



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Posted September 10, 2016 - 06:02 PM

there's a tv program geared to tractors?? I did not know..

it's mostly a farm Chanel more horse stuff than tractor but has a couple shows that are all tractor, this site is as close to a tractor Chanel as I've found, or maybe its this site Chanel's a lot of tractors lol

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Posted September 10, 2016 - 08:02 PM

I've done work for this bridge before.  Design drawings for the deck.  In fact, I was just handed a new job for some more replacement decks that they like to keep on hand.  What better way to check out my work than from the seat of a tractor!  I'll have to do that someday.  Thanks for the pics.  That has to be one of the coolest things going.


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Posted September 10, 2016 - 11:14 PM

I've done work for this bridge before. Design drawings for the deck. In fact, I was just handed a new job for some more replacement decks that they like to keep on hand. What better way to check out my work than from the seat of a tractor! I'll have to do that someday. Thanks for the pics. That has to be one of the coolest things going.

that is very cool that a fellow site member does work on a bridge I've been crossing my whole life,it really is an experience to look straight down through the bridge 160' past your toes, kinda like a glass bottom boat with wings lol
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