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Tractors on the Mackinaw Bridge


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Old 09-13-2008, 11:37:14 PM
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On Friday, Sept 12th, over 500 antique tractors made the first ever crossing of the Big Mac Bridge from the lower peninsula to the upper peninsula of Michigan. A great ride for all involved. We hope it can be done again next year.
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Nice tractor! Several members from our club (SEMATEC) also went.

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Here are a few of the pictures my wife took while I was crossing the bridge. What an experience!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:56:18 PM
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Yes it was a very fun event, Might be doing it again next year so if you did not make it this time around look for it as a possible trip for next year.

Our club tipped the scales with 135 tractors.
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I can get the photos transferd from my wifes lap top I will post some on here.
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I heard that there was a list of safety equipment you had to have on your tractor to make the trip.
Do you know what was required?
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One participant told me that they wouldn't let you drive a tractor if it dripped oil.
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I heard that there was a list of safety equipment you had to have on your tractor to make the trip.
Do you know what was required?
According to Rex's post everything except some common sense....... .......
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Default Re: Tractors on the Mackinaw Bridge

here is weblink about the bridge http://www.mackinacbridge.org/
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I'm sure none of the other traffic is dripping any fluids into the straits.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:05:45 AM
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You needed a fire extinguisher ( sorry for the spelling ) & a tow strap that was it. The only other things was your tractor or unit had to go at least 10mph, You could not have oil running out of it & you hade to be a member of a club that was going to take part in the whole thing.
If it could not go 10mph it hade to be hauled over on a trailer. You did your hauling during the parade with your club. They did not make you go at another time.
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Thank y'all for your comments, want to advise that we now have a sizable photo gallery from the Bridge Crossing Parade on our website at:
http://mmogta.org/WeeklyFeature.html
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