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Buried Gas Tractors?


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Old 12-28-2017, 07:56:12 PM
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It is odd that this story surfaced again. I heard about this tractor a few years back when I had my Mogul at the Caro Old Engine show. I tried to make the connections but nothing ever came of it. I thought it was a hoax.
Well, if it is a hoax, it's a pretty old one started by the person who supposedly buried it. I've heard it from several different reliable people who are old enough to know. I also heard that the great-grandson supposedly knew where in the field it was located and was going to try and dig it back up, but he wasn't terribly ambitious with a shovel and never actually tried.
On a different note, I'd love to see that Mogul of yours at Caro this year.
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Well, if it is a hoax, it's a pretty old one started by the person who supposedly buried it. I've heard it from several different reliable people who are old enough to know. I also heard that the great-grandson supposedly knew where in the field it was located and was going to try and dig it back up, but he wasn't terribly ambitious with a shovel and never actually tried.
On a different note, I'd love to see that Mogul of yours at Caro this year.
I tried on several occasions to motivate the great-grandson with offers to help dig the tractor up. There were always reasons for not doing it. I still think it's a great story that needs to be proven to be true or not.
As far as the Caro Engine show goes, I'd really like to get my tractor back up there, but this year my younger daughter gets married that weekend. Going to Caro would probably not go over very well with the wife!
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Too bad about Caro, but you certainly don't want to miss the wedding.
Congratulations!
I didn't realize that you had talked to the great-grandson. That alleged tractor has always been something that somebody should look in to some day, but as far as I knew, nobody had tried. It's good that you did. I can't figure out why he wouldn't want to try and dig that tractor back up, unless he doesn't actually know where it's buried. Most of what I know is second hand, but I heard that the grandson wasn't involved much in old tractors, and wouldn't know a Mogul from a Fordson. Is that true? This is why I was inclined to believe the story in the first place.
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