Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

patrician12

I really miss my tractors

Recommended Posts

patrician12
I know this seems unbelieveable but on my 5 acres I haven't cut the grass in 4 weeks.Out here on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island New York it hasen't rained in 4 weeks.I work in NYC which is 90 miles west.Days on end it rained but not a drop East.The grass hasen't grow 1/2 inch in that time.Every day I go out to the barn praying for rain so I can get on my A/C S or Simplicitys.You don't know how I love to play with my tractors.Any other members on Eastern Long Island?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mick14
I'm on the R.I. coast-Narragansett bay,no real rain here since the end of May,all of the T-storms have missed this area,and the lawns i take care of have all turned brown,and no rain in sight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cwm1276
While I not near New York, we have been 10" short in the rain department. 3 weeks ago the mower deck came off my tractor and the blade on so I would have some tractor time, yesterday off with the blade, on with the rotortiller. I haven't mowered at all for at least 5 weeks and that was just hitting the high spots. The entire lawn has not been mowed since early May. My advice find other jobs you can use your tractors for other attachments, or a wagon or something.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
D-17_Dave
Keith, I miss your tractors too.lol If they aren't getting enough work out up there then bring them down here and I'll put them and you to work. Nephews getting hitched in a couple of weeks and they plan on haveing the reception at my sister's house right behind me. W/ all the stuff I have around in the yard, PU's, Big Truck parts, stuff to work on, plus all the yard to keep up with and boy I can't remeber when we've had such a wet july. Been mowing twice a wek for most of the year. Between my sister's yard and mine we have around 6 acres to mow and trim. Been giveing my 620 a workout this year. Boy I don't know how I ever got along without it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris727
As much as I miss having a nice green yard, I don't really miss having to clean the deck and sharpen blades all the time. Its been very dry here in Missouri. I too have been using the extra time to work on fixing the broken tractors, and begining the restoration of an early B10. I would still love to have a good rain here, the farmers desperately need it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nick
I am not on LI, but 60 miles north on NYC. Hasn't really rained much here in 3 weeks We did have a downpour here Thursday, and we had a steady rain yesterday off & on for a few hours in the afternoon. The grass is starting to turn back to green again. I am actually quite surprised our fire department hasn't been called for any brush fires yet. The last drought we had we were guarenteed at least one a day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rs07
I live in upstate New York and we are now experiencing dry conditions here as well. I cut my lawn last Thursday and it may need it again probably around this Saturday, but as I looked at the lawn this evening I noticed alot of brown spots appearing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigSix
I'm not trying to start anything, and I won't be here to finish it, as I'm headed upstate (NY) for weeks. But has anyone considered that this may be the local manifestation of global warming phenomena? Last year, part of an iceberg the size of Rhode Island (literally) broke off of ice in the Arctic (I forget where) that hadn't thawed in thousands of years. This may be a taste of the future--unless, of course, you get the monsoon-like, torrential rains. Or the rising seas (melting polar ice caps) which could eventually make many coastal areas (not picking on Long Island, here, which is absolutely beautiful!) just fond memories.... In$urance carrier$ have already started setting rates on shorefront properties that reflect current and predicted frequencies of residential damage due to rising ocean levels, and they admitted they based it on their belief that global warming is real.... Just wondered if anyone else was reading the growing mountain of evidence (such as the fact that average global temperatures have increased to new highs virtually every year for the past several years) that global warming is real? For an alarming, but excellent, (and long--16 pages!) article, about evidence like Alaskan houses sinking through the permafrost, for the first time ever, and similar, scientifically-documented facts, see The Climate of Man, parts I and II, in The New Yorker Magazine. Part I came out in the 04-25-05 issue--I don't have a cite for Part II, but the author is Elizabeth Kolbert. She went up there and traveled with the scientists documenting these rapidly-occurring changes. I've mowed our lawn once in 6 weeks, and it's brown, (and no longer than the day I cut it) 30 miles above NYC. We may all be missing more than our tractors one day soon. There's this little problem of whether or not the rising temps could reverse the Gulf Stream and, well, the cover art for the movie The Day After Tomorrow sort of gives that one away: [url]http://www.foxhome.com/dayaftertomorrow/[/url] Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • CarlH
    • Snojetter
    • JS1
    • jwbegor
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. PlayBoy
      PlayBoy
  • Recent Status Updates

    • SonOfCreepfeed

      SonOfCreepfeed

      Thinkin' about this old girl.

      · 3 replies
    • Dean McFadden

      Dean McFadden

      Good morning peeps! I’m always searching for helpful information with my AC collection. Hope to find out new information and pass on my own experience in restoration. Here are some pics of my babies. I’m still looking for front rims for the 410 so yesterday I put the 310 wheels on took it for a drive. Working pretty good but still needs some carb work. Gotta get the 310 running next. Have a great day!😁
       

      · 1 reply
  • Adverts

×