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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, April 30, 2021

Because It's Friday

A Case-150 steam tractor plowing 36 furrows at a pass:



Those big steam tractors were too expensive for almost all farmers to afford, especially since they were used for plowing and threshing. From what I've read, some farmers formed co-ops to own and run those tractors. Or there were traveling contractors that came by with their engines.

4 comments:

J4rh34d said...

If you haven't posted about these British steam lorries already, they may interest you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skG-YYGwoFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv3LNNwSx6M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YslEmZeuALA

B said...

I learned steam from a man who worked with and for a travelling threshing outfit. THey'd go from august to november more or less east to west then north a shift west to east then north again and back east to west...from Oklahoma then Nebraska to illiois and then Ohio then north again through insian and illinois and then the dakotas...

Must ahve been an interesting life.

Glenn Kelley said...

B,
Those contractors still exist . Now they run combines .Start in Texas and work north into Canada,

Old NFO said...

Glenn beat me to it. And yes, they have contracts that take them all the way from Texas to Canada!