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2 years 2 weeks ago - 1 year 1 month ago #225543 by seyser
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2 years 2 weeks ago #225546 by seyser
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2 years 2 weeks ago #225548 by Skinner
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14A D8 & Letourneau scraper
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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #226201 by seyser
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An 11-year-old youngster at the controls of this Caterpillar Twenty-Two Tractor keeps it on the soft listed ridges with ease. Hustling along at 3.6 miles per hour with the 5-row John Deere lister cultivator, means cultivating 60 acres of corn in 10 hours. With the cheap tractor fuel this Colorado owner uses, 3 cents an acre is the fuel cost.
  
 
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1 year 11 months ago #226202 by seyser
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The city of Rochelle, Illinois uses this Caterpillar Diesel No. 212 Motor Grader and it’s Traxcavator equipped Diesel D2 Tractor to level a city street.



 
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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #226207 by Rome K/G
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That sure is a sad looking corn crop that little lad is cultivating, looks more like he's digging it out instead. Now corn is planted two inches apart and in narrow rows.
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1 year 11 months ago #226217 by neil
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Heh, that photo of the kid running the Twenty-Two made me laugh - the blurb talked about how the fuel price was 3c an hour or something - they didn't mention the labor cost because of course....it's free! : )

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Pittsford, NY
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1 year 11 months ago #226272 by seyser
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 OREGON-Hops
PEST FIGHTING the most efficient way according to Wigrich Ranch, Independance. Even in their sultry hop yard where cooling breezes can’t reach the Caterpillar Twenty-Two Tractor runs at the proper temperature for maximum fuel economy. Using only 1 1/4 gallons of low-cost fuel an hour on this job, reports the owner.
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1 year 11 months ago #226285 by seyser
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 YAKIMA’S FAMOUS APPLES getting their spring start with the Caterpillar Twenty-Two Tractor pulling 2 furrowers. Owner Dalton Boggess states, “We cultivate our orchard on time, and have time left over to do lots of work for the neighbors.”
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1 year 11 months ago #226288 by D4Jim
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Interesting difference in farming techniques. The 11 year old on the Cat Straddles one row so the cultivator is an odd number of rows. For those that used "Farmalls" wheel tractors straddled two rows with the trike wheels in front on the ridge.  The cultivators and planters were even numbers of rows.  I was curious how much root damage was done to the apple trees with the "ditching" which seems rather deep that close to the trees in the latter photo. 

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