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    A different kind of tractor

    From the same day as the working together post.
    It's called a crawler (tractor)
    1. Tractor
    A different kind of tractor

    2. It's plows
    A different kind of tractor
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    Re: A different kind of tractor

    Interesting! Doesn't look like it would have the back flip tendancy of a regular wheeled tractor. Number 1 is a great shot!

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    Re: A different kind of tractor

    That is correct, Hans. These crawlers have a low centre of gravity which makes them very stable and ideal for steep and slippery ground as the tracks have a much greater grip than tyres.

    Not so good on tarmac roads though.

    Good photos, Bob. The only slight improvement would be that, ideally, I would have liked to see just a fraction more foreground in the first one. But I know all too well that this isn't always possible.

    It's my local vintage show in a couple of weeks but it partially coincides with the start of the regatta, and I have committments to that.

    And my usual gripe about tractor drivers. Why can't they wear clothing which matches the age of their tractors.

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    Re: A different kind of tractor

    A great capture of a vintage John Deere, probably dating back to the late 1940s or early 1950s judging from that radiator grill. Not many of these around anymore. There is a large steam traction engine and antique tractor show near me each August. It's fascinating to see how agriculture technology has developed from the steam age to present equipment guided by GPS satellites (my brother-in-law is a farmer). There are many photography opportunities at these shows shooting the machinery and the "older generation" operators. Both have lots of character.

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    Re: A different kind of tractor

    "Why can't they wear clothing which matches the age of their tractors. "
    Like "over-hawls" ?

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