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July Photo competition; 'Reeling in the years'

  • 04-07-2018 12:56pm
    Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,616 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Congrats to emaherx our June winner, two in a row there.

    For July we want to see a photo of anything vintage. Summer time is when the road runs, silage extravaganzas (if they have grass:o) take place. Let's see those restored/ unrestored vintage beauties standing in the sun with their owners sweating and silently whispering under their breadth 'geroff my fekkin tractor with that fekkin 99 in yer little hand, kid'. Road run pics are good too, and if you got one at a ploughing match earlier that's ok too.

    Don't forget to tell us what's in the photo too please.

    There's been a few people complaining about big photos, if you are on a laptop perhaps you have the zoom setting bigger than 100%. Try and re-size them to a medium format on a photo site like flickr etc.

    There is a star shape on the top right of the screen where you type a web address, if you have the magnifying glass icon with a + sign in it, left click on it and select 'reset to default'. This should reduce the photos so that they can be seen on the screen. To increase the font size again hold the CTRL key down and press the '+' key. It's a useful feature to zoom in on photos/DD ads etc.

    Usual rules apply;


    Photo must be your own image i.e. taken by you or a family member.
    Photo should conform to this month's theme.
    You may enter more than once (within reason though, not 100 photos please!)
    No chat/banter on this thread please, it will be removed. If you want to discuss what's in the photo take it to chit chat or send a PM to the person who posted it.
    Even if the theme isn't strictly farming related, we would like to see the photos to have some tie to farming.
    No naughty pictures please.
    Final winners will be the photo with the most 'thanks' from a single photo which can be entered any month.

    So there are lots of chances guys!

    Any questions/queries, please PM blue5000

    2017 winners

    2016 winners

    2015 entries

    2014 entries

    January 2018
    February 2018
    April 2018
    May 2018
    June 2018
    January winner Limestone cowboy
    February winner Limestone cowboy
    March winner Grueller
    April winner whelan2
    May winner emaherx
    June winner emaherx

    Links for re-sizing etc.

    Or just use 'Manage attachments' at the bottom of the 'reply to thread'


    Here's an unusual John Deere Lanz.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,958 ✭✭✭emaherx

    A Brief History of MF
    Emaherx's Current Fleet :D

    MF 205
    Current (On Hold) Project

    MF 135
    The Sunny Day Tractor.

    MF 698T
    The Abused Workhorse

    MF 390T
    The Daily Driver

    MF 365
    The Current Yard Tractor

    feel free to click on pictures to see them in varying degrees of disassembly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,181 ✭✭✭Lady Haywire

    I'm just going to repost these because i'm lazy :D

    Uncles Copperbelly. Someone on Twitter looked up the reg & apparently it's 56 & was originally red, so questionable heritage but some copperbellys used to be red as well I'm told. Am open to correction though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,191 ✭✭✭✭Nekarsulm

    Vintage era Split rims.
    Right baštardś of things when they're rusted in place.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 851 ✭✭✭Pidae.m

    19.5 years old


    Mod note Not what I was expecting.........but I'll allow a vintage cow just one!:mad:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 685 ✭✭✭keepalive213

    Long suffering massey




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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,218 ✭✭✭kollegeknight

    Neighbour tramming a bit of hay.





    Dads old 205-7- he bought it in the 70s, it came from the uk and was a council digger. Included is a bucket he had for cutting turf. This machine kept us in clothes and fed for as long as I can remember. It was the last machine he drove....after he had part of a tumor removed from his brain, I had to get a ladder so he could get on it to work.

    Cannot tell you how many fires it survived- at least 3 i my life.

    At his funeral, everyone mentioned this digger.

    It still starts on the first turn but work is needed and the hudraulic lines have to be replaced.
    Part of me wants to do it up but a lot of me just wants to get it working was never a model when dad had it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,748 ✭✭✭ganmo

    An old hay rake, think its meant to be horse drawn


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭gozunda

    Bareing it all in Donegal ... :D

    First of all I will rule myself out of the comp as this is not mine - but I just couldnt resist

    Pre 1988 IH reg - with a older rear end.

    A drunk farmer who hitched a lift from his son on the back of his tractor exposed his backside after his trousers fell down during a pursuit by Gardai.

    The driver of the Massey Ferguson tractor appeared before Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with dangerous driving.

    The court heard how Gardai spotted an elderly farmer clinging to the back of a tractor on the night of November 7th, 2016.

    Garda Inspector Barry Doyle said Gardai had been on routine patrol close to the Kilross Junction around 11.15pm when they came across the incident.

    The tractor was being driven by a younger man and the older man was standing on a link bar at the back of the vehicle.

    The tractor was being driven by Charlie McFadden of Dooballagh, Letterkenny, who is in his 40s and his father was standing on the rear of the machine.

    Gardai estimated that the tractor was being driven at speeds of up to 60kph along the hard shoulder.

    Inspector Doyle said the male was clinging on to the vehicle and commented “He could have fallen off at any stage. It was extremely dangerous.”

    Gardai were then forced to activate their siren on their patrol car.

    Upon doing so, Charlie McFadden stopped the tractor suddenly causing his father’s trousers to drop leaving his “backside fully exposed”, according to Inspector Doyle.

    When interviewed, Gardai told the court that Mr McFadden senior was intoxicated.

    Solicitor for the accused, Mr Ciaran Haran said he was not sure if Judge Paul Kelly had ever had the pleasure of driving a Massey Ferguson tractor.

    He said that he personally had and disputed the fact that it could travel at 60kph and had checked this with local company Donegal Farm Machinery.

    He said his client had been contacted by his father from the local pub and was giving him a lift home.

    He apologised to the court and he said his client had genuinely not heard any siren form the Garda patrol car.

    Judge Kelly asked Mr Haran if the tractor in question was a vintage model and Mr Haran replied that it did have an ‘IH’ registration which meant it was made pre 1988.

    Judge Kelly replied, “I think that I have heard everything now.”

    He reduced the charge from dangerous driving to one of careless driving and fined Mr McFadden €200.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,850 ✭✭✭tabby aspreme

    Two MF 35's one at work, the other used for lounging



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,616 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000

    Congrats, emaherx is our winner with 27 votes. August will be 'noxious weeds'. I'll set it up later.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.

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