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Re: I find old-fashioned McCormick Farmall tractors charming, but...

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I was in the army and drove a deuce-n-a-half diesel truck with no power steering. A real thumb-buster in the field in ruts.

 

This truck did have a seat belt. Not sure about cab-roll-over strength, however. I never drove a farm tractor but did drive

forklifts and a Hough wheel loader one time. Operated a wrecker crane mounted on a truck. Had some stick time with levers and hydraulics. 

 

Was a fleet truck mechanic. I am not at a stranger to nor intimidated by most vehicular machinery but a red Farmall on unstable tricycle wheels with no roll-bar bugs me. Farm tractors can tip in a ditch or on soft terrain. 

 

Unless you were an American soldier and froze your toes in a damp, muddy foxhole, don't you dare call me a sissy.