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Nebraska Tractor Test - A Jeep?

Posted Sunday, December 2, 2007, at 9:46 AM

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"Nebraska Tractor Test" Country Gentleman -- April 1950
I've been doing a lot of thinking about the farm, and what's the best way to proceed with "projects" once we are the new owners. I have a seemingly endless list of things that need to be done, not to mention the stuff that dreams are made of for the farm, and wouldn't you know it, a light bulb came on.

It always amazes me that the simplest of solutions can solve some big problems. Now I really can't take credit for the idea, though I will take credit for it's implementation.

I've seen pictures, and read that Jeeps were used in place of tractors after WWII as they were readily available and tractors were not. We've got a pretty well built Jeep, so why not use it to drag a chain link fence, log, steel pipe, or whatever over the weeds since they will break off easily? I'm gonna give it try because I think this idea will work!

I thought I'd do a bit of research about Jeeps and the farm, and WHOA, there is some great historical information on line! The first web site I found is one I'll be back to. Check out http://www.farmjeep.com for lots of pictures, parts access, old ads, and numerous project vehicle articles. Heck, if I can fabricate the implements, I think Blackie might do a heck of a lot of work on the farm.

Anybody got a better idea?



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