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Charles Krammin    Posted 10-06-2017 at 17:28:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I welded foot rods on the steering rods of an 8N, as a Youngster, so I could spray the orchard with a high pressure gun, and steer with my feet. I also plowed gardens in town and taught my small lab, to put his front feet on the steering wheel and follow it as I drove through town with me steering with my feet. I had the whole town believing my dog steered the tractor. You should have seem my chessie cat grim. The dog would jump up on my lap sitting in the seat.
    Did anybody else get their jollies in similar ways?
    Charles Krammin

    steveVa    Posted 10-08-2017 at 13:22:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I used to drive my MG with my knees...

    Lynn Patrick    Posted 10-08-2017 at 08:32:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Did that many times as a kid. Now only do it to let grandchildren think they are driving a tractor around the yard!

    Jim    Posted 10-08-2017 at 05:09:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When I was a kid I never thought about doing any of that. Not very creative I suppose.

    John in Mich    Posted 10-07-2017 at 21:32:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Our (now mine) '51 8N, with the Sherman combo, made many trips down the road with both my hands on the fenders. Sometimes I put my arms out like I was flying.

    AL CT    Posted 10-07-2017 at 08:31:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I did that very thing many times. With one hand holding the fender for stability, the right hand one the lift control I would catch my feet on the steering control arms and steer very nicely. It brings back many great memories of my youth.

    Jason Grooms    Posted 10-07-2017 at 02:04:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My TO 30 Ferguson starts with the gear shift lever (as it should) its start so easy so what I tell people it starts by clapping my hands so I over do the hand clap as I hit the lever with my knee. It takes awhile for most to catch on. Thanks, Jason Grooms

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 10-06-2017 at 19:25:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not with a tractor, but...
    I once took a canoe out for an early morning cruise around a lake. A young couple, out for their own cruise, saw me coming. The water was perfect, like glass. Unfortunately, the poor guy almost killed himself trying stay ahead and impress his girl. They never saw me do more than leisurely dip a paddle, and I certainly wasn't working hard enough to break a sweat. I heard her say "You're not doing it right" as I cruised by, smiled, and nodded a good morning. They apparently didn't see or hear the cut-down electric trolling motor mounted on the far side.

    Jim    Posted 10-06-2017 at 22:17:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Spent many an hour with my feet on the tie rod ends steering, both in the field and on the road. Never had a dog on my lap thou.

    WayneIA    Posted 10-07-2017 at 06:06:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When I was a teenager,65 years ago, drove our 8N 10 miles with my feet,to the dealer after the steering wheel shaft actually broke, spinning the steering wheel as I went by all the neighbors. Stupid kid!!!

    poderac    Posted 10-06-2017 at 20:51:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • When I bought my 2002 SUV, I had remote start installed on it. Very few people had seen the remote starts at that time. I pulled into Wal-mart one day and as I left the SUV, 90 Degrees F., windows rolled up and my dog looking out the window. A man getting out of his car gave me a look that could kill. I just hollered at the dog, ""STAR, if you get hot, turn on the air."" With that, I hit the remote down by my side. As the SUV started, I thought the man was going to have a heart attack. I just went on into Wal-mart and left him thinking the dog had started the car.

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