I feel for you Robert. Growing up on a farm we had all kinds of problems with equipment and stuff. I am not sure how your situation is, but for us if something was not working, we were not making money. Kind of a tough reality when your fingers are froze off trying to thread off a fuel filter to get it flowing fuel again whets 20º below.
Originally Posted by Robert Mickley
Or trying to get a track back on a bulldozer when you are stuck in a wet hole and the temp is well below freezing.
Heck I even remember driving a one ton truck with no reverse gear, and for brakes we had to pull out on the Emergency Brake Release, at the same time you pushed in the emergency brake pedal so you could stop. Try doing that in a hurry...and remember, if you messed up you got the ax handle in the ribs when you got home. (My grandfather was a bit tough on us)
Just out of curiosity, did you blow the head gasket when you were pulling your tractor the other day, or was this another errand?
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"