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While growing up in Indiana, My dad used to farm a little to supplement his day job. This meant that he wasn't always there for the field work. This job fell to me and my brothers. Whenever an implement needed backing into the shed or hooking to a wagon, he assumed that we were to young to perform this task. He would take over the controls to do the backing up.
One afternoon after discing most of the day, dad wanted to hook the drag behind the disc to break up the ground better, before the final dragging and planting. I pulled the Farmall M into the yard, not wanting to get off the tractor, I quickly put it in reverse, backed up to the disc, and dropped the hydralics. The look on his face was priceless. He only had to drop in the pin.
After that day my dad allow me to do anything that he would have done in the field. He ask how I learned to back up. I didn't tell him that all that practice I had done while he was at work was how.
Dewaine Waak, TX, entered 2004-02-05
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