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Re: What NOT to do with your tractor
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2014, 10:44:57 AM »
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Re: What NOT to do with your tractor
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2014, 07:00:35 PM »
It seems to me that many guys watching could have caught the camera man to destroy the evidence. It did however make me chuckle.
Warbird, hope your son learns not to run into things before he gets into a big tractor. My oldest son was 12 and was disking a field for me, (yes dad I can handle it!), running a MF65 tractor. As he turned one time he caught one front wheel on a hedgerow tree (about 16" at wheel height). It wasn't pretty. The front yoke broke and laid the nose on the ground. I had to lift the front with a backhoe and tow it down the road about a mile, put it in the shop and look for a new front yoke. I did get lucky. It turned out the the local Massey dealer had some take offs from putting loaders on other MF65's. When they add a FEL the stock yoke is swapped for a HD yoke. I got a takeoff for $90. I had the tractor up and working the next day. My son didn't drive.
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Re: What NOT to do with your tractor
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2014, 07:58:24 PM »
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I had the tractor up and working the next day. My son didn't drive.

If my son, he'd have been driving the next day...  just sayin.

Not driving would be too much like punishment, and we all make some blunders with equipment one time or another. ;)

I recall driving when I was 12, and the trick turning at the end of the field was to keep the drag or the disk from catching the rear tire and trying to come up into your lap at the turn.   
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Re: What NOT to do with your tractor
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2014, 11:13:34 PM »
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I had the tractor up and working the next day. My son didn't drive.

If my son, he'd have been driving the next day...  just sayin.

Not driving would be too much like punishment, and we all make some blunders with equipment one time or another. ;)

I recall driving when I was 12, and the trick turning at the end of the field was to keep the drag or the disk from catching the rear tire and trying to come up into your lap at the turn.   




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Re: What NOT to do with your tractor
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2014, 10:56:45 AM »
Sadly, I'm just some IT guy with a broken body that isn't fit for farming, logging, or any of that kind of stuff.  So I won't be able to teach my son some of the things you just mentioned.  Also, his toy tractor is currently the only tractor this family owns.  LOL

That said, if'n it were me, my 12 year old woulda been back in the saddle the next day, too.  With maybe a few pointers, as needed.

*edit*  Also, my son is currently only 2.  So he's got some time to learn to avoid running into things.  ;)

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Re: What NOT to do with your tractor
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2014, 01:01:48 PM »
Driving a tractor is a honor at that age. Take it away from him, and he'll be more careful next time.
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