Best Tractor Load Up
This guy has the age old question figured out. What question is that, you ask? The “How am I going to load up my tractor and take it down the road to use in another field?” question. The obvious answer of driving it to the next field seems to be an option that is not on the table here for whatever reason. Either the field is too far away, or maybe he is selling the thing and trying to load it up for the purchaser. Either way, this falls squarely in the category of “Things you should never do while driving a tractor.” Just like shooting a gun blindfolded is never recommended, neither is loading up an old farm tractor on to a trailer at a steep 45 degree angle. There are so many things that could go wrong.
So Many Ways This Tractor Could Have Gone South
For starters, if you can’t see where you are going, how will you know when to stop. This guy’s vision is pointed straight to the sky? That spells trouble my friends. I remember the last time I looked at the sky like that. I was in the 9th grade and the Jamison bully asked me for my lunch money. I refused and the next thing you know I was looking skyward after his right hook connected with my chin. He had his glory day in the sun. By the time I came to I was short my $2.50 for lunch and had a couple of loose teeth to contend with.
As bad as that was, things could have gone much worse for our John Deere superhero. If he went over the end of the trailer then he could end up with a bunch of mangled metal and broken bones. That is not a good situation to put yourself in. The other disconcerting fact is the trailer see-saw factor. I don’t know about you, but after the first attempt I would have shut off the engine and handed the keys off to someone else. What he is doing looks more dangerous than a fair ride! Come to think of it, fair rides are very dangerous. Trusting your life to something thrown together in a matter of days by people whose vocabulary consist of “a quarter to play a quarter to win” is something I have not thought through very often. I may have to rethink that. However, I still would not hop on a tractor and drive it up a trailer until the weight levels the whole thing out. No thanks, I am not that guy.
Just seeing him slide back down the ramp gives me the chills. It might excite you, who knows. I just know what regular 4 wheelers do when they flip over or tip backwards. If this
The Tractor Tipping Point
Just seeing him slide back down the ramp gives me the chills. It might excite you, who knows. I just know what regular 4 wheelers do when they flip over or tip backwards. If this tractor did the same, you are looking at being pinned to the ground by something pretty substantial. Not as substantial as a combine, however death is most assuredly the result in either case. I am sure people are not standing around on the other side of this world trying to outdo each other by saying, “Yeah, well it was a Harvester that got me. Tipped right over before I knew what happened”. No, they are probably using phrases that start with ,”If only I had used…”. You get the point. In short, this guy was flat out lucky. So many things could have gone wrong, yet none of them did. I am the type of guy that errs on the side of caution. I would teach him words like “winch” or “tow strap”. All you have to do is pop that thing in neutral and push it right up there. No wheelie pop from over throttling, and no slide back from a weak brake. Winch her up and she is ready to be tied down and hauled off. That might make me less of a man, but I would rather be a whole, less of a man, than a broken, whole man any day. Read that last sentence a few times and it will make sense. And if you ever need a tractor loaded up, don’t call me. Look this guy up instead. I’m sure he would jump at at the chance to help you out.