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August 17, 2011

Life on a Bavarian Farm part III tilling the good earth

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a 156 hp CASE cvx1155, with me, JC, at the wheel

As well as the steering wheel, which has it's uses obviously, this joystick is your main source of control:

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It has buttons for lifting/dropping the implements, setting fix speeds, switching forward & reverse amongst others.

Last time I drove a tractor was in 1974. It was a 46 hp David Brown 880, on a farm in Ireland. No cab, no fancy suspended seat, no power assisted steering, no auto-select, a clutch that you had to stand on and gear levers that would serve you instead of a couple of weeks in the gym on the ab-crunch machine.

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Posted by john at August 17, 2011 12:01 PM

Comments

I think the David Brown one is cuter. But then, I'm not a farmer, as any farmer reading this can probably tell.

Posted by: Daphne at August 18, 2011 06:50 PM