Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo 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

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
Discussion Forum

Ever see a SUPER B

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register

08-03-2001 21:09:10

Report to Moderator

Well, I saw a bunch of Super "Bs" today!!!! Had the 240 and the sickle bar out trimming what the disc-bine couldn't get to. I was buzzing right along when suddenly the buzzing was all around. Hit a ground nest of those nasty little "wooly" bumble bees. They torn me up! Got nailed four times in the chest, twice on the arm and once on the back of my neck. That was in spite of the best dagone floppy hat swinging you would ever want to see. Threw the Farmall into third gear and tried to out run the little buzzers. When that didn't work, I abandoned ship. It's now near to midnight here on the east coast. Recon I'll take a walk out to the field and see if I can get my tractor back. Wonder if she's still idling? How long does the smell of Solarcaine remain on the body? I knew they started putting enclosed cabs on tractors for some reason. )-;}

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

08-05-2001 15:40:53

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Moose, 08-03-2001 21:09:10  
I have raked/mowed over many bumble bee nests in my time, and the way I avoided problems, is to just sit completely still, freeze to the wheel, and do not make any movement whatsoever----the bees will get into the shade of your hat, but will not sting you. If you don't move, you are safe from stings. I've been there, done that, and it really works.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-04-2001 20:04:09

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Moose, 08-03-2001 21:09:10  
I worked with a fellow, who made the observation, that bumblebees would never bother anyone who was operating an F-20 Farmall. He thought there was something about the sound of the exhaust noise that kept them away. The usual practice was to replace the muffler with a rain downspout when the muffler gave out. This may have had something to do with the sound repelling them.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Bill Smith

08-04-2001 10:54:40

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Moose, 08-03-2001 21:09:10  
I was mowing prairy hay a couple years ago and I hit a nest. I was stung before I noticed what was going on. After I looked and saw I clutched and found higher gear. I took off at much higher speed before I even realized I still had the mower in the grass and trying to mow. I raised bar and shut the mower down without slowing down and the bees chased me clear across the field. I didn't run anything over though. The bad part about the whole mess was I had to finish mowing. Luckly I got it all mowed except a little narrow strip. After that I had to figure out how I was going to rake it. I got into pick up and drove out there and rolled windows up and drove over the nest a couple times. I bet there was 250 bumble bees that came out of there and started buzzing around the truck hitting the windows. Is what I did is I raked about 3 windrows up and down the field over the bee nest with the pick up and then raked the rest of field with tractor. The guy that I hire to bail has a cabbed tractor so it was no problem for him.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-04-2001 08:13:43

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Moose, 08-03-2001 21:09:10  
I knew a guy who once mowed over a nest of those little ground hornets. They ate him up. He got to swatting them and ran through a fence, his wife's vegetable garden. and half a tobacco patch before getting stopped. OUCH!!

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-03-2001 21:57:27

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Moose, 08-03-2001 21:09:10  
I came across a hive in the ground while mowing my grass. I parked the roarty mower over the hole and let it run for about 10 minutes. No more bees/yellojackets/whatever.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Bill Smith

08-04-2001 10:40:14

Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Vern, 08-03-2001 21:57:27  
You must of had a cab or you are one tuff guy.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Dave BN

08-03-2001 21:37:00

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Moose, 08-03-2001 21:09:10  
Hit a nest while mowing along the road with my garden tractor a few years back. In my haste to get away from them I drove out into the road before I realized it. Good thing nothing was comming or I'd have been a dead. When they swarm on you it can be very disorientating. Dave.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-05-2001 14:03:32

Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Ever see a SUPER B in reply to Dave BN, 08-03-2001 21:37:00  
My Brother has a Dodge called a Super Bee

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

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 - Hydraulic Basics - Part 2 - by Curtis Von Fange. In the last entry to this series we gave a brief overview of hydraulic system theory, its basic components and how it works. Now lets take a look at some general maintenance tips that will keep our system operating to its fullest potential. The two biggest enemies to a hydraulic system are dirt and water. Dirt can score the insides of cylinders, spool valves and pumps. Wate ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: WTB New Old Stock only IH tractor and equipment parts [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2021 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