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The Red wrote on Saturday, July 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Ed that was a great story! That poor old Ford got a workout for sure!!
    Roy C. Wolf wrote on Sunday, July 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • What a wonderful experience. I only wish I had a few pictures to send to you. My youngest brother farmed and I taught school, but that was a few years ago. We have hauled just as you guys did on a Ford F-100 the following; old outhouses, tractor tires(huge ones for a big tractors), sand, freezers, old ice boxes(yes, ice boxes), parts of a manure speader, engines out of antique tractors, etc. I could go on but I am sure you get the message. We, like you two guys got many comments from by-standers--it was an experience and experiences both of us will never forget! We are both retired now; my brother raises buffalo for a hobby and I study geology; he was a farmer and I an combination teacher/principal. Your story brought this all back to me--I'll share it with him because we both are enthusiasts on old Farmalls and Ford Pick-up trucks.
    Vonnie Meritt wrote on Sunday, July 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a '57 lowboy and a '50 cub. I always wondered if it would fit in my old '69 ford truck. Now I know. Thanks for the story and the picture.
    Scott Battersby wrote on Sunday, July 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • We've all been there before in one way or another, haven't we. I did laugh when I read this, but nicely, though..
    Matt Clark wrote on Thursday, July 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hilarious!! I've been known to do things like that myself. You just never have exactly the right unit at the right time!!
    Whizz wrote on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 (PDT):
  • ROFL!! That must have been a sight. Had a similar experience with a MH Pony and a Ford 1/2 ton pickup. Chesapeake is a great place but growing fast. Have friends in the West Road area. Live in Suffolk near Whaleyville now.
    jeff bizzarro wrote on Friday, July 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • OUTSTANDING!!
    derekcolson wrote on Friday, July 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • i love that story. man I feel for you i had to carry a 1947 massy harris that same way earlyer this year.
    t tarbox wrote on Saturday, July 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a cub and a low boy they are good work horses.If I had to move them mabey I would back it into the truck and center the wight
    James wrote on Monday, July 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • Well u gotta admit ford has always been tough trucks and will always be just that. I would have done the same thing myself.
    Gary Sayre wrote on Wednesday, August 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • Your story brought back memories from about the same year, give or take one or two. My dad had purchased a Massey Harris Pony with attachments similar to your farmall. We were in much the same position you were in as far as transportation. The man we purchased the tractor from delvered it in a 1/2 ton dodge. Loaded and setting on the frame. THANKS FOR THE STORY.
    Big Mike Tyre wrote on Sunday, October 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • Purty good story!
    Faber6071 wrote on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 (PST):
  • Great Story!!! I just rented a trailer and pulled my wife's grandfather's A from Alabama to Virginia.
    ThatOtherGuy wrote on Thursday, March 29, 2001 (PST):
  • Hey, if it wasn't for a 4 CYL. CHEVY LUV, that old 6 CYL. Ford would be there for a while! Let the Chevrolet trucks live on! (But I do give credit to that FixOrRepairDaily for hauling that Farmall.) We have a '78 Chevy 1/2 ton with a trailer that we used to get an A with plow a few days ago. It took us 1 1/2 hours to get it.
    Jeff Carwile wrote on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • Man, what a sight! I can just hear those springs screamin' their guts out. Thanks for the great story and picture.
    Barrie Blake wrote on Thursday, May 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • I'd label this picture,( The Midnight Ride ) as to getting past the scales.
    Lou Kocon Jr. wrote on Saturday, June 15, 2002 (PDT):
  • CUTE!!! Well worth reading.
    JG wrote on Friday, August 30, 2002 (PDT):
  • Do yourselves a favor and put this in the newspapers so everyone can read this! Ya never know, this little incident might just make ya'll FAMOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Freggin' awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Allen F. Bishop wrote on Tuesday, April 08, 2003 (PDT):
  • Loved your story, and it brought to mind one my father told me. It seems that right after WWII that you couldn't buy new tractors because of war production, so dad found a 1936 Allis WC out in Seward Nebraska. At the time he lived in Atlantic Iowa and this was about 150 miles from the tractor. Well back then they didn't have trailors like we all do now, and wouldn't have had anything to pull them with anyway, so he did some measuring, and went out there, turned the rear tires around (on the WC they were bolted solid, not like the WD where they would spin in or out), backed the rear end of the tractor into the bed of the pickup, chaioned it there and drove home to Iowas with the front tractor tires folling along behind. Man what a trip that must have been.
    old operator wrote on Saturday, October 09, 2004 (PDT):
  • u never know what u can do until u try good story love them six cylinder fords
    steve wrote on Monday, December 11, 2006 (PST):
  • Great story. Reminds me of how good it felt to haul my little Farmall B home My first Farmall was a Super M to pull my boats out of the river. One hellava tractor for that!! I got the little B later ,for snow removal, cutting the grass. Love those Farmall's!!! Steve
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