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Five miles of tractors

Postby cowboy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:57 am

On the Mackinaw Bridge. Friday Sept 14th. I was coming home from the farm. And a mile before the bridge I see a line of tractors in the right lane northbound I-75. And they continued all the way over the bridge. What a great sight. I didn't see any cubs but I was trying to drive. I'm thinking of taking my 130 across next year.

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Looking it up on the internet after I got home. I saw there were 921 tractors crossed the bridge.

http://www.bobstractorpartscorner.com/

http://www.mackinawcity.com/antique-tra ... ssing-136/

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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby Barnyard » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:24 am

Thanks Billy! I'm sure that took a little planning to organize as well as time to get the all across the bridge. It would be neat if we could get a half mile of Cubs. That in itself would require about 150 Cubs
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby cowboy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:49 am

Oh yea Bill

I think they started at 9 am and were still crossing a 11:30 when I went past. I'm sure the form could come up with them :{_}: Probally be harder finding drivers for them all :wink:

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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:44 pm

I saw pictures of that on the Red Power Magazine sight. Before you go, check with the sponsors, I think there are minimum speeds to prevent any more traffic tie ups than necessary. Someone has to bring a trailer to haul it back, one way crossing only.
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:23 am

That's very impressive, thanks for the pics, Billy! Like John mentioned, they probably have a minimum speed to qualify for the drive. Most tractor drives require the tractor be able to maintain 10 or 12 MPH. That pretty much rules out our Cubs (except Cubota & Harley)
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby cowboy » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:41 am

Thanks John and Gary

If I went on it I would take my 130 as it is only 25 miles from there anyways.

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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby Bob Perry » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:56 am

Wow that's truly amazing. It's 1000 miles away from home but I'd love to see it... who knows, I'm just crazy enough that I could bring a tractor on a trailer and what a hoot that would be!
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby Bob Perry » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:01 pm

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By the way what's this? a 2-seater H ???
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:23 pm

Another 2-seater B, they're getting about as common as mud.
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby cowboy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:51 am

Bob Perry wrote:Wow that's truly amazing. It's 1000 miles away from home but I'd love to see it... who knows, I'm just crazy enough that I could bring a tractor on a trailer and what a hoot that would be!


Howdy Bob

If ya do come out you're welcome to stay at the farm. Vince said he may want to come out too. Might just have a little cubfest at the farm eve though I don't have any cubs there.

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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby Bob Perry » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:01 pm

cowboy wrote: Might just have a little cubfest at the farm eve though I don't have any cubs there.

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Thanks Billy... Nobody said we gotta have Cubs to have a Cubfest. I just drove 800 miles each way last week to Boss Hog's. What's another 200 miles to see over 900 tractors cross a famous bridge !!!
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:42 pm

Bob has the right idea. All I need to do is get a tractor fast enough to be included. Oh, Bob, you will be going by, unless you go through Canada, lets make a caravan.

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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:54 pm

Here is a link to a website, and an aerial view made by a remote control quadracopter.
http://www.outsideourbubble.com/tractor ... ant-bridge
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby v w » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:44 am

I think this would be a blast and borrowing a tractor that would meet minimum speed would be easy. A trailer to put it on would be possible but something to tow with? I have walked across the Mac and it is quite a hike. Five miles and it can be windy. Notice most of the drivers have jackets. Maybe I'll borrow something with a climate controlled cab. Vern
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Re: Five miles of tractors

Postby cowboy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:09 am

Excellent sounds like the North Woods CubFest will be Sep 13-14-15-16 2013. I am not much for planing so its will be show up have a good time, relax and enjoy. There are a few miles of trails in the woods to ride and a areas we can plow. Electric power is limited as its all off grid and I am using a small solar system for power although I do have a 9000 watt lister generator. There is no water at this time but I hope to have a well in next year.

I emailed the tractor crossing sponsor to see if cubs will be allowed and if so what we need to do to register,

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