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Old 04-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Wow, had no idea they were that strong, cool (I have just a 3/8" one)

Although in this case, MtnGuy's response is perfect because it's got Science! (and it's a lot closer to free lol)
science, math and physics won't take a 3000lb tire off a farm tractor, but my impact gun will get er done
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
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My grandpa used an old 4 way, a pc of pipe and just drove the tractor backwards to loosen the lugs. Dangerous as the devil, but he got 'er done!
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I'm pretty sure 1 wheel weighs as much as the entire tractor your grandpa used to have. Tractors I work on weigh over 40,000lbs and cost over $300,000, so I sure got my share of tools in all sizes.
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I'm pretty sure 1 wheel weighs as much as the entire tractor your grandpa used to have. Tractors I work on weigh over 40,000lbs and cost over $300,000, so I sure got my share of tools in all sizes.
No doubt about it, one of his was a Farmall F20 converted from steel lug wheels to rubber tires in 1946/47 I think and then a Farmall Super M.
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WOW, F20s are cool. Never worked on one though. Super Ms I have worked on and are very popular with collectors and parts are readily available. Lots of stuff from the 50s-70s is still in use by smaller farms. They don't make stuff as tough as that anymore. Just like everything else.
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This is the first tractor I remember grandpa having. Of course the paint on his was very faded. I do remember him having to lay planks down on the highway so he could cross to get to some of his fields and also when they came to pick it up to put rubber tires on it after WWII when tires became available.
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This is the first tractor I remember grandpa having. Of course the paint on his was very faded. I do remember him having to lay planks down on the highway so he could cross to get to some of his fields and also when they came to pick it up to put rubber tires on it after WWII when tires became available.
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Yep, used it to power his McCormick Deering threshing machine with a long flat belt on the steel wheel below the right foot.
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we have some really good threshing events local to me where you can watch all the old machinery in action. I'm sure they can be found about anywhere.
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This is what grandpa's looked like other than the red paint.
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