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would anybody be interested in hauling a farmall M. need it hauled from seward ne. to st. paul ne. approx. 100 mi. if interested i can give more details.
-- tim gruber (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 15, 2002
100 miles,,,, drive it,, have someone follow you and just park it at night,, shouldnt take too long
-- Stan (email@example.com), February 15, 2002.
www.ytmag.com has a haulers list (check the list on the left side of the home page, it's in there somewhere). This is a tractor site, so they will be expecting your cargo. :)
-- paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 15, 2002.
Look around for someone with a cattle trailer with a wide enough interior. I've carried a couple of small Fords (8N, etc.) in mine.
-- Ken S. in WC TN (email@example.com), February 15, 2002.
Driving that far on pavement would eat quite a bit of rubber off the tires.
-- mitch hearn (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 15, 2002.
I wouldn't drive it Rent a trailer hook it up with a pick-up. A good heavy duty. or hire a flat bed tow truck
-- indiana jack (email@example.com), February 15, 2002.
Check with a local construction company. This time a year they are slow and usually looking for work.
-- Becky, VT (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 16, 2002.
Becky makes a good point re; contractors. An especially slow group right now would be excavators or anyone who does trenching work. If it's only 100 miles, you might want to consider just renting a tandem axle car hauler and towing it there then driving back and returning the trailer. It soulds like a one day round trip. I hope this helps.
-- Gary in Indiana (email@example.com), February 16, 2002.
Well I would certainly drive it, for the 'adventure' if nothing else. Does the Farmall M have road gear? She can probably manage 10 or 12 miles per hour so you would be looking at two short days driving.
As for tyre wear, if it has water ballast I would drain that and I would inflate the tyres to maximum recommended just so the lugs dont flex the tyre casing more than necessary.
Farm tractors are occasionally seen on NZ roads on journeys of similar or greater distances.
-- john hill (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 17, 2002.