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Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:51 pm

Thats what my grand daughter calls it. Family Farm Day was started today. The event was put on to get donations for a new Amish school house. Much like a thresher festival the hit+miss icream makers, tractors, kiddy rides and games and farm equipment along with Amish food and baked goods. History of grain farming, story time and farm demos were the order of the day. My TT was the 3rd oldest farm vehicle there. The steam engine was 1918 and the wood tooth reaper from 1880's had me beat. Threshing oats was the main event.
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After the binder came shocking the oats.
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Then the TT came around and the pitched them on.
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More to come.


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:01 pm

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After loading a short break while adjusments to the threshing machine were made. The we were up close and personal to the drive belt.
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Not just a pretty face but a workhorse to.
Thanks to Dave Stroud, The big Green Truck and I had a great day for a good cause. I had to tease the guy with the 1929 John Deer D about bringing the modern tractor. :D

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by TWrenn » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:29 pm

Dallas, you're having too much fun! :lol: Good to hear and see! Nice TT. Got a club friend with a "big green TT" also, just has
a different cab body.

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:43 pm

Tell the Bishop he needs to charge you admission since you had fun! With that grin, days like this are priceless!

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:48 pm

Hank and Tim, it doesnt take much for farm boys to have fun. Old iron belching smoke and slingin oil and some chores to get done with a few friends is all it takes. Oh ya, did I mension home made icecream ?

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Retro54 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:59 pm

Dallas, this is great. What its all about!

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by FreighTer Jim » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:03 pm

Dallas,

You look too young to have grandkids 😉


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:42 pm

Lots of shows have threshing demonstrations, but the one at Pawnee OK beats all. The show is always in early May, long before the wheat is ripe, so they thresh wheat that's been sitting on wagons since it was cut the previous June. It's like all other demonstrations until they get down to the end. As the last of the wheat is pitched into the machine hundreds of mice go scampering off the wagons in all directions. It's my favorite part of the show.
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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by RustyFords » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:52 pm

Nice to see the T in action.

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by DHort » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:00 am

Dallas, you need to send picture # 6 to Langs for their calendar.

Did you let the little guy ride shotgun?


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:45 am

I second number six for the calendar!

I love that truck.


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by tiredfarmer » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:24 am

Fairview, Okla. Threshing Bee/Two Cylinder show going to be Sept. 25-26 if they don't cancel it because of this virus. I have taken my 26 T touring in the past along with my 1937 model D JD. This year I will take my 31 A pickup instead. Pawnee is a good show, but at Fairview we have a field that we can take our tractors and hook a plow to them and give them a good work out.


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:30 am

Yes Dave, two riders. They each had a big bag of candy from " find the candy in the corn" game. They must have been swimming in shelled corn. I had corn all over in the cab that fell out of their cloths. :lol:
The barrel train was full all day.
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I couldn't even get a ride!


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by bud delong » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:26 pm

I think i have 4 of those little cars,and the grandkids are grown.Bud. :D

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Duey_C » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:59 pm

Awesome!
That sixth photo is very cool.
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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:16 pm

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If not for the skid steer and water tank, it looks pretty authentic. I like the little guy in suspenders taking it all in.

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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:00 pm

That's a nice old photo. It looks like Indiana to me.
When did I do that?


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:36 pm

I think your right Rich. This guy was clogging up the roadway yesterday in Indiana.
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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by DHort » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:22 pm

You can crop that water tank out and you still have a great pic. It enlarges beautifully.

I like the color best. Maybe try sepia tone. Where is Osterman when you need him?


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Luke » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:01 am

Here you go ...

Tank removed, colour, sepia, and grey versions. I've 'aged' the sepia and grey photo's a little - the grey photo more so.

I've also added a cropped version that sharpens the image and gets rid of the, er, 'newer' machinery evident to the LHS ;)


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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:13 am

1 The last version, B&W, is the best.
2 I've always hated clip-on suspenders.
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Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Post by bud delong » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:16 pm

I hate clip on"s too but there is no need on my Round House Bibs.Bud. :D

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