Welcome! Please use the navigational links to explore our website.
PartsASAP LogoCompany Logo Auction Link (800) 853-2651

Shop Now

   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Tractor Stories

Return to List

Fergys Can Bite

We live in a very dry and dusty area of Australia that can go for many years with out rain. It was one of these dry periods that I learned to respect smaller tractors - they can kill you as quick as the bigger ones. We were cuting hay with a 60 hp International when she blew her diff - can't say I blame her with the hiding she used to get. Any way the only other tractor I had with three point linkage was a Massey Ferguson TE20. Well with the grass cut all I needed was to walk home and get the Fergy and put the hay rake on her. Now if it was a normal hay rake it would not have been a problem but this was one of them big old rakes they used to use to rake cane. It is about 30 foot long and weighs half a ton or more. It hooks directly to the tool bar. Having not long bought it, I had no weights for the front. It was getting dark and I had starving cattle to feed so I hooked her up to the old Fergy, turned on the one light and off we went. Every time I needed to turn I would have to drop the rake - well that was okay, we just used the steering brakes at other times to keep her straight. I raked hay till late that night and was very tired. That's my excuse. . . Having been around tractors most of my life I should have known better. Where I came out of the paddock was a small creek I forgot about. I had got real used to driving the old Fergy with the steering brakes so I was giving her a bit of a work out to say the least. One minute we were flying along, the next minute we were on one wheel in a creek with the Fergys bonnet coming over to meet my face. Unable to bail out, I jammed my foot on the clutch. It balanced on that one wheel like it was trying to decide whether it was going to kill me or let me live. Well now she came crashing back to earth. I just sat there legs like jelly. At the time I used to smoke (back then, I don't now). By the time Igot home I had smoked half a pack - I guess the lesson I learned that night is whether you have been around tractors for one day or thirty years be careful and know the limit of your tractor. Big or small they can still hurt you. Enjoy your tractors - I do.

Brad, QL, entered 2003-04-11
My Email Address: Not Displayed

Return to List

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Today's Featured Article - The Engine Rebuild Kit - by Curtis Von Fange. I always liked engine rebuild kits. They have all the replacement parts for overhauling an engine without going to the store to get gaskets, special measuring tools, or miscellaneous parts. They come neatly packaged, clean and tidy. But it's important not to let that packaging lull you into a false sense of security. The appearance of matching sleeves, pistons, rings, and bearings can cause frustration and agony if not properly measured and installed in a workshop environment. Following c ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: 444 diesel Massey Harris [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2023 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy