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Alchemist

06-05-2014 21:11:17
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Hi guys
I have a small problem with breeding fergies.

I decided I needed to buy a tractor for our small holding. The local version of ebay in nz, trade me. had an add for two 35hp fergie tractors in pieces. In a fit of insanity I purchased these two only to find one was a tea 20 the other a fe 35.

add here.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=723115724

Both had been striped of easily stolen parts whilst sitting on a deceased estate.

Thinking I may find another for the missing parts I cruised the local back roads and found another complete and very rusty tea 20 at the side of the road waiting to go for scrap steel...
100 bucks later!

Three.

Still needing viable tinware and radiator for the tea20 I spied another cheap 35 on trade me that strangely had the missing tea20 parts I needed included. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=735023328
On inspection its a orchardised gold belly fe35 under the layers of grey, dark grey, red, orange and green paint.

That makes four in a month.
The question I have for you experienced gentleman... is there an cure for this rampant reproduction or do they continue to breed at such a prolific rate?
I am finding restoring the tractors a rewarding and challenging pastime and hope to have the tea20 finished and painted in time for our NZ summer.

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lmccutcheon

06-09-2014 07:30:23
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to ShadetreeRet, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
I think itís something to do with the smell of an old engine, perhaps they give of pheromones? In fact Iím pretty sure that thatís the case as it seems to affect males more than females. I got one for my last Birthday and already feel the urge to have another one for my next Birthday.

Strange thing is, those that bought the Birthday present are the oneís that scream the loudest, ďNo more bloody tractorsĒ

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robert major

06-06-2014 21:14:35
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
Hi I had that problem with Fergies when i lived in the U.K I sold them all and moved on to other projects. when i came to Canada I found out it"s not just Fergies that breed like rabbits. Fordson Majors do to. Just thinning out the breading stock with them now L.O.L.
Going from ten pair down to 5 I think thats a more manageable level of ear ache to deal with. They are in my mom and dads yard, Mom thinks she might like gnomes better than tractors on the grass, and she hates them!
Regards Robert

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Bob (Aust)

06-06-2014 21:01:36
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
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Don't blame the Fergies.........

You have contracted chronic Fergymania. Sadly it is incurable.

Bob in Oz

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Dan S (NY)

06-06-2014 07:37:46
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
I started with some Ferguson's and then they somehow multiplied into a flock of MF50s. Lately, other strange rusty things have been showing up too, I don't know how! Must be mutants or something...

Dan



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2tractors

06-06-2014 05:55:52
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
Someone say fe35, where is this land of plenty, nz-- I need one headlight and 1 taillight.



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Tony in Mass.

06-06-2014 06:25:55
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to 2tractors, 06-06-2014 05:55:52  
Ooooooh 2 tractors.... if driving from Georgia to Texas is too far for ya.... New Zealand will put you in a straight jacket... and get you very wet. When I lived in the long black cloud, even junk was expensive. Glad to see things have changed in 20 or 30 years....
oh, btw... no such thing as 'too many fergies' , so since it isn't a problem, nay bloody worries mate! Go adopt an other 5 or 6 of em!

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Richard L

06-06-2014 04:25:10
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
Would you mind disclosing the name (serial number) of this FE 35. I am SURE there are some who might like to adopt at least this one of your family. Only to make it easier on you and the others so they don't feel neglected.



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Tom H.

06-06-2014 02:12:17
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
Hmmm, I think as Charles made clear as long as there is no problem with the first women or partner in your life then you are now a happy family of adopted grey children.

But, you are not the only one with this breeding problem. For 10 years I have owned one TO30 and I have adopted two more since last fall. A lot of rust looking for grey paint.

Good luck



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Samn40

06-06-2014 00:12:31
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
A very simple operation involving some neatly applied stitches to the pocket helps!.........Good luck with your offspring!.........Sam



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Charles in Aus.

06-05-2014 23:42:04
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 Re: breeding fergie in reply to Alchemist, 06-05-2014 21:11:17  
There is a cure , it is described by a very complex mathematical equation that takes into account available space and discretionary funds . There is one rampant variable though , the desire to buy and drag home every old neglected one you see ! This desire can only be neutralised by a sound haranguing by wife or partner , usually of the female persuasion . If this doesn't work then the best thing is to become an old curmudgeon , surround yourself with as many bits of rusty grey steel as you can and live peacefully until you stop breathing .
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