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Royse

05-04-2013 08:50:46




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Not just the equipment, but the 15 year old willing and able to run it.

We started our day with some grease guns, an oil change and air
filter service. The battery is still weak, but now that we've got it out of

winter storage and are running it a little more it only takes one pull to
the top and it's running. As it should be.

I posted this over on the 9N/2N/8N forum too, but figured some of

you may not visit that forum.




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T in NE

05-05-2013 07:48:30




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Hope the wrong people don't see this. When I lived in Ohio a busybody old lady called the police on her neighbor who let his 13 yr old granddaughter drive the truck in the pasture when they took hay out to the cows. They hauled them both off, him in cuffs and her with CPS. Don't know what ever came of it, but it was quite ridiculous.

I was in 6th grade when I started driving tractors. My cousin was still small enough she had to kick the shut-off with her foot to stop the 684. Unless it's a real POS or the end of a really long day, it's hard to peel me back off the seat once I get there. Always been that way.

When my sister went to grad school at NC State, they had to take water samples from the river near the city's sewage plant, she was the only one who could back the boat in the water. One day they got stuck, she went and looked over the tractor and brushhog that were sitting there, started it up, and pulled the truck out. Everyone else was trying to figure out who was going to walk up the hill to get cell service to call their advisor to find out what to do.

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Alan K

05-05-2013 08:36:16




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to T in NE, 05-05-2013 07:48:30  
That sounds like a real mess what you mentioned in Ohio. That is how most of us learned. We werent allowed to drive a tractor until we could reach all the levers and pedals to operate it safely. When we first started driving tractor dad would test us...in a flat safe place of course, he would ride along while we were driving, and yell out stop, stop! To know that we could react fast enough if we had to.....I still remember that years and years later. Some things just stick with you.... :)

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Royse

05-04-2013 20:28:44




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
John, oh yes, the nieces and one granddaughter drive mine too.

They're not quite interested enough to load that spreader with a pitch fork though!

And they'd rather drive one with power steering and a stereo. :)



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Royse

05-04-2013 20:21:35




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
He'll be in Kentucky on the 18th Kruser, maybe you can catch him on the way! LOL

He's a great kid. I wish I could claim him!

Mine are grown and gone, this young man is my youngest sister's child.

He just comes and "hangs out" with his uncle to be around the tractors.

He loaded the spreader with a pitch fork, until we ran out of time.

Says he'll be back tomorrow. I believe him. :)

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Royse

05-04-2013 20:13:53




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
JDB, I'm not really sure what make it is.

I had to take it apart and free some bearings up when I got it.

A few parts were marked McCormick, so I believe it is IH, but
I haven't found anything that tells me for sure.

It is very similar to the New Idea I ran as a kid except the guards.



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Royse

05-04-2013 20:09:58




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Right on the money Red!
The tractor is a '36, the young man is a '97.
He'll turn 16 this fall.



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Royse

05-04-2013 20:04:07




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Ron, I mean my arm! No battery, no wires other than plugs. :)



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gbs

05-04-2013 19:16:17




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  

here's a couple more one on the setter and digger is 8,one running the combine and field cultivator is 11 one of his teachers a couple years back had a question about something in her garden and was amazed about how much he knew about it

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55 50 Ron

05-04-2013 18:25:57




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
"The battery is still weak" -- Does your F-20 have a battery or do you mean magneto??



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John B.

05-04-2013 15:47:22




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
It's nice to see an old Farmall still being used.
That makes the best show tractor especially in these pictures.



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JayinNY

05-04-2013 15:27:10




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Great pics, that's me at 14 when I started working on the horse farm, in 1989. I'm still there! Lol



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todd Hamilton

05-04-2013 14:51:35




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Don't drive too fast else it'll throw a clod on your head :)



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68massey204

05-04-2013 15:26:21




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to todd Hamilton, 05-04-2013 14:51:35  
I am 32 now, I started driving tractor as soon as I was old enough to reach the clutch and brakes on the old ford 3000 raking and teddering hay. We lost the farm in upstate NY when I was 15 and Dad moved the family to MA to find work. He stayed in farming in one aspect or another working for a Nursery in MA and now a vegetable outfit in NH. I never stopped working, since learning to drive that tractor I have never been unemployed for more than a couple of weeks, I have been at my current job as an auto tech for 12 years. I still help Dad with the tractors at his job, and we are working on resurrecting a Massey 204 in our spare time. Would love to someday get back to my farming roots and the simple things like driving that 3000 in circles in the hayfield for hours on end (although with a little better seat LOL). Life was easier then. So many young people would benefit from a little hard work and discipline today, it is refreshing to see that these values and work ethic are not totally lost on the next generation.

Kevin

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Alan K

05-05-2013 08:27:47




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to 68massey204, 05-04-2013 15:26:21  
I think you are right on the work and discipline. It gives a person experience on working together on something to accomplish a goal.



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showcrop

05-05-2013 04:43:45




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to 68massey204, 05-04-2013 15:26:21  
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What vegetable outfit? A friend operates one of the largest in NH.



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68massey204

05-05-2013 06:06:17




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Wilson farms....... They are based in Lexington MA but have a second farm in Litchfield NH.



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Hogleg

05-04-2013 12:38:34




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Girls do work too





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Always

05-04-2013 15:28:28




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Hogleg, 05-04-2013 12:38:34  
How well do your bales keep under those trees?



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Tom in TN

05-04-2013 11:50:29




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Good on you, Royse and wijim.

It's really encouraging to see young men willing to work. I started driving tractor when I was about 8 years old, and currently, at 68 years old, I still love it.

Thanks for the pictures.

Tom in TN



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Mike (WA)

05-04-2013 11:00:16




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
I bet a lot of us can't imagine NOT wanting to drive tractor (regardless of job) when we were 15, but I guess times have changed.

Wish I could go back to those days- collect some tractors, act a little more confident around the girls, but mostly to buy some Berkshire Hathaway stock at $20- It closed at $163,000 yesterday.



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Alan K

05-04-2013 12:00:32




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Mike (WA), 05-04-2013 11:00:16  
I agree with you there. It was a BIG deal at any age. I rememeber how my cousin and I used to "argue" on who got to let the wagon hoist down after we were done unloading the wagon..just as long as you remembered to hold the tongue of the wagon up so it didnt dig in the dirt....lol



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kruser

05-04-2013 10:35:43




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Send him down our way - Have quite a few loads of horse poop to spread!

PS: 16 year old daughter will use the compact loader tractor to load the spreader.



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wijim

05-04-2013 10:33:12




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  

Yes I agree its nice to see young guys enjoying tractors.My son is 14 now and I started him on tractors at 8 and now he can run them all just as good as anyone. And all his friends are farm boys, they started out the same. A bunch of good young men coming up in this area. And all have been thru tractor safty.

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JDB

05-04-2013 10:27:59




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
Pulled a very similar spreader behind a Case VAC14 in about 1978. Was younger than 12 then. What make is that spreader?



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Wile E

05-04-2013 09:30:01




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
That kid looks big for 15 YO.

Right now as I am typing this I have my 12YO out in the yard working, I bought him a new wheelbarrow 3 days ago from TSC. I will not let my boy drive my tractor by himself for another year or so. Hydro-drive is too expensive to have a 12YO yanking on the lo-hi range lever.



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showcrop

05-04-2013 13:49:53




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My son was assigned tractor work for after school when he was 10.



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Mark Robke

05-04-2013 18:37:15




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to showcrop, 05-04-2013 13:49:53  
I never had to be assigned : I volunteered! My dad would wake me 5:30 am 'come on ,the ground's frozen; I want you to haul manure while I milk'. I couldn't get dressed fast enough. Mark



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The Dukester

05-04-2013 09:03:45




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 Re: Don't see this much any more - Pics in reply to Royse, 05-04-2013 08:50:46  
There are 3 neat old F-20's in my county area...all owned by young fellas in their '20's. To me they're sort of an "animal" of a tractor, but I remember when F-20's were doing a lot of the farm work in our area and H's and M's were "new fangled streamlined tractors". One nearby neighbor had one on all steel that I as a small boy rode on a little while my Dad plowed with it.



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The Red

05-04-2013 08:57:13




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Roughly 60 years difference between the boy and the tractor. Thanks for posting!



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caseyc

05-04-2013 08:55:41




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Good stuff!



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