Monday, July 29, 2013

Tractor Retirement

Andy | Monday, July 29, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

This old tractor has been retired to a children's playground.

13 comments:

  1. It doesn't look like a very safe plaything....
    love those rear tires, though!

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  2. It looks nearly like a three-wheeler. Wonder what the purpose was of that.

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  3. This was one of the best row crop tractors of it's era, 1935-1948. It is a Cockshutt manufactured in Canada and should be painted red with cream colored wheels. It is the same tractor as the American made Oliver 70 painted green with red wheels. Looks like someone tried to make it look like an Oliver with a poor green paint job. This is a sad end to a unique collectable tractor, and not a safe object for a children's play area. It is missing it's engine side panels and rear fenders.

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    1. I like to hear comments from somebody with expertise in this field. I was wondering why the thing was green? I had never seen a green Cockshutt. Thanks for the info.

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  4. Kids can have all kinds of fun climbing on this.

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  5. I love these old beauties Andy, somehow I think it deserves a little more respect in retirement :)

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  6. Nicely composed. But I'm surprised they'd let children near these things what the liability!

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  7. I'd be happier if the engine parts were removed, or if the engine covers had been welded on. It's nice to think of it being a collectible Canadian tractor, but not nice to think of the engine parts possibly harming children.
    Beautiful photo, however, Andy.
    K

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  8. That's quite the machine. I see other tractors behind this one. I'm only assuming that we might see them too?

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  9. I find old tractors so appealing. I love photographing them. :)

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  10. I was going to say "I hope Taken For Granted sees this . . . he will know what it is." He has encyclopedic knowledge about old farm equipment and most other old motor-driven equipment and vehicles.

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  11. Andy my sister had one of those in the back field on her farm us kids played on.

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