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Old Steel Wheeled Tractors Used As Lawn Ornaments


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Old 06-29-2013, 10:04:25 PM
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Default Old Steel Wheeled Tractors Used As Lawn Ornaments

Hello all,
I have always liked to use old implements and tractors as lawn ornaments. Have had many of them sitting along the blacktop road over the years, but passing motorists always seem to buy them so they rotate in and out as time goes by. I had this Twin City out front for about a year or so and a speeding motorist tossed out the anchor, flashed his wallet and presto...no more yard art.
Time to drag another one up front to take the missing TCs place. Included in the pics are some implements that make effective stump covers.
Do any of the iron hounds have pictures of rusty art to share?
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:16:41 AM
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I've always liked the look of a little iron in the landscaping myself. I haven't experienced the turnover like you have though. The rad on the 'ol allis never seems to run empty!
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Yes, I was talking to a truck driver at Lima, OH last week. he said he hauls CaseIH tractors out of Racine. I told him where I lived and that there were two steel wheeled Farmalls by the gate. "Oh yeah" he said" I drive by there all the time"
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Not a tractor, but related. I couldn't sell this engine so sold the parts, this was my flower pot holder until I broke my leg, then had to move the plants closer to the door so I can water them.
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I've posted a few shots of this before in other threads, but here's one of my 'lawn ornaments' as seen late last summer Before I pulled it out of the hole and got it up on semi-solid ground again.

Of course it's down 3 or 4 inches again already.
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I've posted a few shots of this before in other threads, but here's one of my 'lawn ornaments' as seen late last summer Before I pulled it out of the hole and got it up on semi-solid ground again.

Of course it's down 3 or 4 inches again already.
I can't for the life of me figure out why that thing would be sinking into the ground!?
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I can't for the life of me figure out why that thing would be sinking into the ground!?
China's got their magnets aimed at it trying to get it for the iron.

I've pulled it back up above ground a couple times already to keep it away from them.

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This is the beauty in my front yard. Over the years of dragging home parts tractors, this was put together from the crap that was left over. It has no internals at all, and every piece on it has problems. Having a big rusty yard ornament is a perfect way for people to find your house. It is so easy just to say "It's the brick house with the rusty steel wheeled tractor and plow in the front yard."
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A 1.5 horse deere on my front porch...
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What I do not understand is how you get it to stay. Round here, first night it would disappear to the nearest scrap yard.
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This helps keep things around. When people know you "target practice" often you have scared thieves around you, they won't test you.
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Tough to get a legal handgun in NJ. Then, if you shoot someone who has not broken into your house while you are in it, you will be worse off than that guy in Florida.
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i cant understand how a person can live in jersey...different worlds. by the way the shop, house are never locked so help yourself. oh, the fourwheelers have the keys in them too if you want to drive off with them too....yes there is a 9mm in the shop just incase i was there and someone funny came down the drive. one phone call and one day later a nice little 9 mm added to the collection.
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if the 9 mm doesnt have enough reach, plan B-M-G
9mm vs 50cal. sighted 800 yards.
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Around here when they know you are around often and shoot often they don't even push it. Unfortunately if you aren't around you will get broken into quickly. Few years back they broke into my brothers house, about 5 miles up, off of the same road, and robbed him blind, including a Grizzly lathe/mill combo. Not a one man operation.

As Power says, you've got to be more than careful when they aren't in your house, basically you can yell at them, but if you even show any kind of firearm you're probably headed for jail with a lawsuit from the criminal. If you shoot them, or near them, well you get three hots, a cot and a boyfriend named Scott. Very undesirable.

Yet on the other hand if a nice dog wanders onto your property and leaves a soft biscuit, with no threat to eat you alive, you can shoot it on the spot. Messed up isn't it.

Oh, I don't use a 9MM, I use at least a 38 special, little extra ump if it's really needed.
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We got hit at work Monday before last. Shot out one of our security lights and got away with about 3300lbs of aluminum extrusions, 1 of our scrap trailers and a 4 wheeler. We got them on video but no license plate. I called every scrap yard for a 60 mile radius and one of them called us on Wednsday. One of our guys was close, he pulled in the same time as cops did and they caught the 2 that were there, with 1400 lbs of our metal all cut up. I've heard they ratted out 4 more people but still no trailer or 4 wheeler.
I will get around to posting some pics for this thread before long.
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Here's an old TC which is a lawn ornament with a rooster comb Oliver plow. It's a little different in that it will run!! The plow had to be taken off for a while today as it had some work to do.
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Here's a couple of views of my driveway. I've got some other future projects scattered about also.
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Here's some of last Sunday mornings backyard movable exhibits.
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Hey Tasaxbest, I like your yard art! I've got some of the four legged ones here, but they are too low down on the bottom hill and I can't walk far enough to get close to their area. I'd sure like to bait them and get them closer to the house, what am impressive yard ornament, great for watching and for pictures.
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