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Why not to plow by moonlight.

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Rick A (S WI)

04-29-2002 10:18:23




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I guess I should probably put some lights on this tractor. This is what I got for trying to finish up a field in the dark.




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Chris

05-03-2002 09:14:08




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 Re: Why not to plow by moonlight. in reply to Rick A (S WI), 04-29-2002 10:18:23  
So, exactly how did get it out and how long did it take?



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tim[in]

04-29-2002 21:26:35




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 Re: Why not to plow by moonlight. in reply to Rick A (S WI), 04-29-2002 10:18:23  
done the same thing picking corn in a snow storm. lol also done that delivering fuel to construction sites .wait till you try digging out a tank wagon with a hand trowel at 6am !!lolnice thing about having a second tractor to pull the other one out with



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James (MO)

04-29-2002 19:17:03




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 Re: Why not to plow by moonlight. in reply to Rick A (S WI), 04-29-2002 10:18:23  
Don't feel too bad! A friend of mine was plowing in broad daylight a few years ago and one of the rear wheels fell through/into a groundhog den. Tractor went clear to the axle just like yours. It took a lot of "oomph" (about 100 hp tractor) to get it out. Good luck.



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paul

04-29-2002 18:21:54




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 Re: Why not to plow by moonlight. in reply to Rick A (S WI), 04-29-2002 10:18:23  
That picture could be worth $100 to you on the Profi or other site (can't think of it now) where they post pics of seriously stuck or broken machinery every month....

--->Paul



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Steve in N.J.

04-29-2002 18:06:06




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 Re: Why not to plow by moonlight. in reply to Rick A (S WI), 04-29-2002 10:18:23  
Rick,

Better bring a snorkel with ya the next time you do that field....Who-wee! Did you folks get a lot of rain lately to cause the ground to get that wet? That musta' been a rush uh?...



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Pat T

04-29-2002 12:40:58




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 Re: Why not to plow by moonlight. in reply to Rick A (S WI), 04-29-2002 10:18:23  
I've seen pictures like that before, where it looks like there is absolutely no bottom to the hole, amazes me. Here in NW PA at least we have a clay bottom about 12" deep that stops the descent! You may have had a little better chance without the loader on the NFE. That's an instant boat anchor.



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Steve (WI)

04-29-2002 11:42:45




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 Re: Why not to plow by moonlight. in reply to Rick A (S WI), 04-29-2002 10:18:23  
Dont feel bad...Same thing happened to me last year under the same circumstances. Took almost a month for it to dry up enough to pull it out.



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