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Tractor of the Month: Septembert 2017

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Tractor of the Month Contest

 

September 2017
This months contest will be :
 
"The Last ToM contest"
 
Due to dwindling entries and apparent lack of general interest in the monthly contests, this will be the last ToM contest for a while.
 
 
"Anything Simplicity or Allis Chalmers related"
 
Show us your machinery, whatever it is, and give us its story
 
 
 
Contest limited to the first 20 entries

 

Voters will choose the best overall entry and its presentation

 

Open to
All brands as long as the majority pictured is made by Simplicity and/or Allis Chalmers

 

Please Note:

 

All pictures submitted to Tractor of the Month contests should be sized to 640x480 to maintain consistency and neatness in presentation

Also: If contest criteria calls for multiple tractors, please put all the tractors in one picture, rather than posting a series of pictures showing individual tractors. Its the only way to get all your winning equipment, for such a contest, in the picture on the Club home page

Tractor of the month contest guidelines

1. For club members and registered users, or those who have access to use the Show and Tell forum. This also includes all officers, moderators, and administrators.

2. The selection committee will determine each monthly contests criteria. Equipment that does not meet theme criteria will be disqualified by the committee and removed from the submission topic.

3. The tractors submitted can be a restoration, an original, a rescue, a modification, an extensive repair/rebuild - or as specified by the committee.

4. This contest is open for owners to enter their own tractors, or by having someone else nominate them - upon which owner must accept and post entry.

5. The contest is limited to the first 20 entries submitted. This due to the poll system only being able to accommodate 20 entries. Following the 20th entry, the contest topic will be closed to further entries. Votes will be taken in the normal time frame as stated below.

6. Post your entry as a reply to this topic. Narrative and pictures are required - This to tell its story, and to convince voters why it is deserving of being the next Club's tractor of the month.

7. You can enter a tractor/equipment multiple times (months), but it can only win once per year. Once that tractor has won, you cannot submit that tractor again for a year on any subject.

8. Each contest will have a entry submission period beginning the 15th day of each month and lasting to the 15th day of the following month. Once the submission period is over, the current nomination topic will be locked and the next opened.

9.Following each months submission period, a poll topic will then be opened and members will be asked to vote on the nicest tractor listed in the nomination topic. All members and registered users are eligible to vote. Vote will last for a period of two weeks , from the 15th day of month to the last day of each month. The new winner will be declared on the 1st of each month.

10. Wining tractors each month will be posted on the club home page for a period of one month, 1st day of the month to the last day of the month, and a Contest winners hat will be sent to the winner.

11. Please post only entries/nominees in this topic -- any other replies will be deleted.

12. All pictures submitted should be sized to 640x480 to maintain consistency and neatness in presentation. If contest criteria calls for multiple tractors, please put all the tractors in one picture, rather than posting a series of pictures showing individual tractors. Its the only way to get all your winning equipment, for such a contest, in the picture on the Club home page

13. Final vote results will be posted to Poll topic at the time the Poll topic is closed. These posted results are the official, and FINAL results that will determine the winner each month regardless of any further votes cast After the polls have been closed. This is stated because while replies cannot be made after a poll topic is closed, apparently votes can continue to be cast. Its a technical issue that we have to work around at the present time.

14. In the event of a tie, the following procedure will be in effect. The tied winners will share having their pictures posted on the Club home page, each having an equal amount of the months time in the spotlight. There will only be one hat awarded though, and so there will be a run-off vote between the tied members for the hat. This vote will last 2 weeks. The winner of this second run-off vote will receive the winners hat.

If a tied winner has already won a contest and a hat, the hat for the tied contest will automatically be given to other tied winner who has not won one yet.

 

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I'll open it up with my humble 4108.

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The story of my getting any riding mower begins with my buying a rental property about a mile from my house with about 1/3 acre of lawn. I got an old sears mower that worked but was not a long term solution. I picked up 3 Broadmoors in 2 transactions and cut the grass collectively twice with them, but the motors need rebuilding. As we "speak" there are engine parts scattered all over my basement awaiting me to finish the rebuilds I started over a year ago. I saved this from a scraper for $80, delivered. The engine needed some love, but in short order it replaced the "ole Grey Mare" from Sears. It was meant as a bridge tractor until I got the Broadmoors reliable. I've added wheel weights and loaded the back tires, making her nearly unstoppable. In addition to lawn cutting, I moved a mountain of dirt down the hill in endless trips with a utility trailer. It is well built and reliable. It will get replaced as a No. 1 goto tractor, but I will most likely keep it as a backup, just in case. She's been very good to me and she deserves better than to be tossed aside. Thanx, Dave

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