I just liked this picture of as Fordson at work (from Library of Congress):
What a great old picture! Even with a tractor and other machines it was still hard work.
I bought a Case NL haypress several years back with the intention on half using it for display and half working it (I use antique Farmall tractors). I remember the first time my gramps saw it...he looked at it, shook his head and walked away. He said "The hell with that boy if you think I'm gonna sit on the back of that, not with what's available today!" He was a good old man and he cracked me up constantly
I like it, even though it's slow and I gotta shut down to tie the bale it's kinda fun. I suppose I'll keep it and one day when I have a wife and kids I'll trick them into forking and tieing bales if they fall for it lol
If that tractor is doing what I think, winching out stumps, there are some folks really in the line of fire should that cable break on either end!
Are you talking about "punching wires"?
It looks like Brute Force and Punishment!! I really enjoy the look and have 2 questions?? I hope there is a Big Stump in front of the Fordson to hold it and i wonder why they cut those stumps so short and lost there leverage?? I once tryed winching stumps with a T-9 International cat on a job that was too wet to push and dig.Can anyone immagine the look on those boy's faces to see a modern excavater rip those stumps out?? Bud. PS,With modern Improved Plow Steel cable you will see a puff of smoke where the cable is going to break and if your good you can get off the power before the broken cable fly's!! Bud.