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Posted November 20, 2017 - 08:16 PM

I'm always out and about cutting firewood this time of year like others. I decided to use the Gibson that I recently picked up this time. I cut up some maple on a side hill the other day and hauled that out. Today I went down the road about 3/4 of a mile to cut some dead falls on my cousins property. I brought a few wrenches (just in case), HA! This Gibson has been asleep for a very long time, but it ran very well on the trip there and back. I stopped by the old barn down the road that we used to climb around in when we were kids. The farmer would fork the hay off of his wagon and into the barn, so there was just a giant pile of hay inside. He cut all of the hay with a hand scythe at night, with only the light of the moon. I still remember the sound of his 29 Chevy doodle bug coming up the road, with a wagon load of hay. Things have changed quite a bit around here since then.

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Posted November 20, 2017 - 08:31 PM

Awesome!!!

 

Thanks for the memories and pics.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 08:38 PM

You're welcome, Kris. Lot's of good memories growing up here, and thought things would never change when we were younger. Everybody seemed to be out and about doing something back then. I only saw one person today and they were just checking the mail. He did say, "Boy, you don't see old tractors like that anymore".
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Posted November 20, 2017 - 08:42 PM

thanks for sharing nice ride and nice pictures


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Posted November 21, 2017 - 09:11 AM

Great pictures and story, thanks.  

 

Noel


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Posted November 21, 2017 - 12:03 PM

How well does the tiller steering work ?



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Posted November 21, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The tiller steering works easier than you would think it would. It takes a little getting used to when backing up with a wagon attached, though.
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