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Potosi had their night time Christmas parade on Dec. 19 this year. My tractor and small trailer for kids to ride in were all decorated with lights, the inverter and spare battery tested for run time, and all was ready to go.We had had a good bit of snow and ice, which is unusual for this time of year, but roads were clear. As I stood there looking things over, I thought about the snow and ice still frozen to the trailer. I could run the tractor right out of the shed and onto the trailer at home, but when I loaded to return I would have snow on the wheels to climb the steel ladder ramps, and even if I left the chains on that would still be dicey. Reluctantly I called the kids that were planning to ride and told them I would not be going, then began the tear down getting my tractor ready to plow snow again. Even though the kids really like riding in the parade, almost as much as I enjoy it, it was not worth risking my life loading and unloading that tractor and trailer
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government
to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry
Sad you had to do that but really smart. At least you tried.
David Dee Mock-Leonard
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints
You did the right thing, John.
MD, Deep Creek Lake
"1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
1951 Farmall Super C w/FH
I agree… you did the right thing. We have tilt bed trailers and they are really bad with snow, mud, ice and ect. on the tractor tires. If we can’t wench the tractor on it gets driven to where it has to go and if that can’t be done it stays. Safety first!
I’m really good at doing nothing…With that said…I’m really, really good at doing nothing
Very wise decision, John.
"The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop." Edwin Conklin, biologist
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