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jodywy
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hate when this happens

Postby jodywy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 pm

backing out of stackyard, snow deep and crusted, tractor stops no lights on dash or shifting leaver . Turn tractor off, no power. no shovel so we use axe to chop snow dig out battery which is under step and cab on left side. OH  the snow pushed the metal end on a hydraulic hose into the positive post of the battery, melting the red plastic cover over the post and connection and shorting out the battery
. Ok we only got a 12 in crescent and a 1/2 in wrench. Got battery out, Donny came down on top of the crust with his 4 wheeler. Napa had a battery... Finished feeding cows with the lights on...
"Every once in a while, I’m overwhelmed by the feeling that I’ve done something REALLY STUPID." -Hank (Hank the Cow Dog ,John R. Erickson)

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Re: hate when this happens

Postby Silver » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:39 pm

Leave it to a rancher to figure out how to adapt, improvise, and overcome. 99% of the city folk wouldn't have even opened the tractor cab door before getting on the phone to say "....dunno, she just quit. I guess it's screwed, send somebody..."

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Re: hate when this happens

Postby Soapweed » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:22 pm

All is well that ends well. :-)

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Re: hate when this happens

Postby jodywy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:39 pm

no power , check battery cable, start at the basics
"Every once in a while, I’m overwhelmed by the feeling that I’ve done something REALLY STUPID." -Hank (Hank the Cow Dog ,John R. Erickson)

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Re: hate when this happens

Postby Hayguy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:03 pm

I know what your problem is


TOO MUCH SNOW!!! :lol: :lol:


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