I enjoyed going to this last year and really looked forward to making it again this year. My luck with tractor related events prior to today was 0-2 due to the weather so I had been watching the weather report for about two weeks. Last year I rode with my brother (Farmallman77) but as luck would have it he said he couldn't make it and I was going regardless. I didn't mind if I didn't have anything to drive. Since Ayersville is on the way to Van Wert, I told 2+2guy of my situation and if I could ride along with him and help him out w/loading, etc. He said sure, then offered for me to haul his C and use that. (I think he really just wanted an excuse to have two of his tractors there.)
Setting up my truck/trailer
Loaded up and ready to go.
Making a few test runs to check for load shift, etc.
I asked 2+2guy if he could get his C dialed in so I didn't look like a total fool I could plow more effectively so he turned the SMTA-D over to me for a few rounds.
2+2guy on 2+2guys C being followed by 2+2guy's SMTA-D and 60 plow
Plowing today was challenging, but a great learning experience. I enjoyed running the C and will have a hard time topping anything for a good while being able to run the SMTA-D. She sure is a great hard working tractor.
I also saw a really neat gas station/sign in Grover Hill on the way back. (oh and gas is 20-30 cents cheaper than in MI and the roads are better.....)
OhioFarmer y'all put on a super great plow morning day. Thanks for all the hard work that's put into it; it's really worth it. I enjoyed seeing old friends again, and making a few new ones. Hope to do it again some day.
PS Farmallman77 was able to make it after all. I took his H for a few rounds and actually plowed 3rd gear for part of the field.