Tom- Can't take the picture credit, Amanda took all but 3 of the pics all day. She didn't take as many this time because she got tired towards lunch.
I did notice all the cow patties. . .and now that I think about it most all were at the south end of the field. I kept hoping that none were too fresh and would end up getting SLUNG up by a slipping wheel!
Thanks everyone for posting all the pics! It sure was a fun event. I was glad that Bryan took a ride on the 1782 diesel plowing a nice furrow. He sure looked right at home driving it,maybe a Super GT in his future???
Special thanks to Kevin D for bailing me out when I was trying to finish up a portion of the field and got hung up. He used pure WI muscle power to get me going again.
Can't forget Steve B,thanks for stopping to take the time to help me with my plow setup. Next time I'll have those turnbuckles spinning freely by HAND! PB blaster is in my toolbox.
Art A: You sure have some luck at these things!! That look on your face when the Plow special handed you his shift lever was priceless!! It was great of the guys to help get you going so fast! You sure seemed to like making a pass on the diesel also!
Fianlly,special thanks to Robb and Mike,as well as the Kraft family. All of you are very appreciated by all in attendance! Without all of your hard work and planning this event could not have happened. It sure was fun!!
I was a bit disapointed that more people didn't hook their favorite tractor to the pulling sled.
Ryan did awesome with his 1408 Plow Special!! Man,that thing did not want to quit. A real strong running machine. Given more time,I think more people would have taken a turn on the sled,it was just too nice plowing etc to stop I guess. Bryan helped quite a bit,Thanks Bryan!! Nice pix also while on the move.
IF we ever get a plow day closer to my home Brian and I will get the elimnator sled here to play with. we would put down a real track and maeasure the distances pulled,just like the big guys. Maybe seperate it by HP and round up some prizes etc. Trouble is my place is only 40 acres,you guys would proabaly plow up the whole works in one morning!!
Thanks to all that have sent pictures, there are now over 200 images (294, but some are duplicates) in the WFM Gallery.
Sure looks like we had a good time.
Oh, and the photo you guys are calling Shock and Awe is actually "Pissed and Angry". I was standing in a furrow that was more than 10" deep. Next year I think I might make the dpeth guage stick out of heavier material, like a 2x4. Might make a bigger impression that way.
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Come on Robb... I think "Stuck and Spinning" would be a more honest quote for that picture.
It happened to me when some of the "big boys" decided to use the 7-10hp area as their "plow tuning" section. I didn't mind because they got themselves out of the way of most of the crowd by coming over to "our" section, but I did get high-centered a couple of times becuse of it.
That said, this is proof of what happens when a smaller (less capable) tractor is used amongst the bigger, more capable machines!
<FONT SIZE="-2">Ducking from the intense gunfire, which can only be described as "shock and awe"....</FONT>
If a 18HP 'tractor' can't handle a 10" furrow, than it is a lawn mower. My 71 can handle a 10" furrow without too much trouble.
I did get the 1408PS stuck once. .I thought I would be a good guy and get rid of the remaining dead land. Wheels strattled the land and my front weight bracket brought me to a halt. Robb and ? helped me get out though.
Oh Man.... Seems like I always got stuck finishing a dead furrow at PD. They were tough even with full size farm tractors. When Wyatt, Apostle Ken & I were at the WI IHCC PD last year We were plowing fairly deep most of the time....good 6-7".. maybe a little deeper at times. The depth holding ability of a Brinley plow varies some with how hard/easy it pulls. With My little 23-8.50 F'stones I start dragging the rearend with anything over a 6-7" deep furrow. Kraig has the ULTIMATE TRACTOR for deep plowing.....