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How do you guys organize a "Plow Day " event?


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Posted November 03, 2011 - 07:37 AM

I see these events all over the country but none in my area? My question is ; if I get a plot to plow, how can I get a group of guys together to have at it ?
I would love to get together with the guys from GTT and have a little event, if I do it right it could be a total blast? What do you think? The area in mind would be north central Mass.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 07:48 AM

Im in western Ma and would love to participate, i do not know how to organize such a thing but count me in, i am a part of a small local David Bradley club of Western Mass and have been waiting for such a thing to happen, i will fire of emails to other today,

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 08:31 AM

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Ok, we are up to 3 guys willing so long as it's not too far, money is tight right now...

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 09:01 AM

Keith, I have wondered this myself. I'd like to put on a plow day here in Ky if possible. But things stay so crazy here that I'm not sure I could swing it.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 10:35 AM

Well then, this might be a worthy event? Trowel, what kind of tractors do you have ? I'm thinking of limiting it to only garden tractors, 2 and 4 wheeled, no scuts or larger rigs, as they would consume too much field lol.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 11:43 AM

If you plan it, they will come.

Your turnout will be small for the first year, a little bigger next year as people tell friends, by the third or fourth year, you'll be needing people to direct traffic. Posts on GTTalk, Ads in CL, in the paper or local Area Shopper will all help, in time, maybe ads in magazines.

It will take on a life of it's own, so pick your helpers well... and don't forget the insurance.
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Posted November 03, 2011 - 12:34 PM

I would love to get together with the guys from GTT and have a little event, if I do it right it could be a total blast? What do you think? The area in mind would be north central Mass.


Keith,
You must be a mind reader!! been looking at the pics/videos of the fall plow days and thinking the same thing!!! I'm in SW New Hampshire [Keene] and north central Ma. is very doable for a day of plowing. Count me in/keep us posted!! Need help let me know.
Peter

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 03:59 AM

Thanks Peter, I guess I need to find a bigger plot to plow maybe? I'll do some pondering on this and put together a plan. My biggest concern is weather, as it is always rainy in the spring.
I'll get to work planning, and keep you all up to date as it transpires .

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 04:28 AM

Good luck with the plow day, Keith! Get someone lined up to take pics!

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 09:50 AM

We have garden tractor, walk behinds and ride ons, nother big, the word has been sent and 6 poeple are intrested, im trying to contact others to help organize this, this is great, looking farwards to it to the max,
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Posted April 04, 2012 - 02:17 PM

Ok guys its that time, for the first try I have a decent piece for NewEngland , its about an acre , with minimal stone, nothing that should stop a GT. With a dozen( high estimate) it should last at least a few hours or more, with coffee and meeting and greeting and all should be a good time. I'm thinking around the middle to end of April? I will nail down a date tonight.

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Posted April 04, 2012 - 02:26 PM

Keith, a dozen GT's can plow that acre in an hour or even less without problems. An acre is 90 yards of a football field playing area. A dozen GT's with 10" plow takes out a 10' strip, and that means only 7 or 8 passes each. But the social aspect can last hours!

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Posted April 04, 2012 - 03:31 PM

I'd love to have a plow day in my area but no one would come, don't even have a place for it lol. However, you have a plan Keith, and an audience of participants, hope you guys do well.

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Posted April 05, 2012 - 05:39 AM

A buddy of mine has a plow day every year .It is a fun event for all.
Keith,hope yours goes really well for you.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 05:27 AM

Well I have pondered this seriously and decided to leave it up to the places better suited for such an event.
Thanks to all that had an intrest , but it just can't be had in my area . Thanks again.
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