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From a upcoming farm sale about 45 miles south.  From the pictures ALL of his equipment is typical clapped out junk.

 

https://www.auctionzip.com/Full-Image/3120739/fp36.cgi

 

IF the .cgi image does NOT open, the machine is pictured directly underneath the picture of the red 2003 Dodge pickup. (First column, # 7 from the top) 

https://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?listingid=3120739&category=0&zip=&kwd=

 

 

 

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Might be one of those articulated boom mowers that mounts midship on a tractor and is run off hydraulics such as used for right of way maintenance.   Wish there was another angle on it. 

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It has three point hitch, and a pto pump. Don't know what that head is on the boom.

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I like this disclaimer:  (Which must be auctioneer speak for "consignment sale", or junk we couldn't sell at our other auctions.


Not responsible for items that fail to show up by sale date.

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Looks like it could be a 'weed badger'...(tree weeder)

Appears to be laying upside down.

Mike

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Man---I been lookin for one of these "FOREVER"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lol:

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Mike

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I agree with MikeM, it’s a weed badger, buddy of mine use to have one when he raised and move trees.

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Look what I found on the tube:

 

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Art, I didn't think you were in wine country.If you want to be organic in grapes a weed badger or a crew of illegals to hoe.Then add some fungal disease trouble makes real fun. Not many organic wine grapes. 

 

Feeler arm to guide it around trunk and stake.If grass ever gets over 6 inches tall your done. Neighbor got one cheap so tired it in high density walnut trees,gave up real fast. Maybe under conifer trees where needles slow weeds anyway.

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12 minutes ago, ray54 said:

Art, I didn't think you were in wine country.If you want to be organic in grapes a weed badger or a crew of illegals to hoe.Then add some fungal disease trouble makes real fun. Not many organic wine grapes. 

I don't know if they grow organic grapes or not, but there is a winery here in town, and the same people operate a hoity-toity  wine bar, and a very expensive, high dollar pizza place across the street, plus I believe that they are the people who renovated a very old 'tourist court' with the individual cabins.

https://txwinelover.com/2017/01/rancho-loma-vineyards-open-house/

Also, many years ago I saw a grape harvesting machine at a now long out of business implement dealer in Ballinger, then when you get down in the Hill Country off to the south of Brady, which is southeast of Lohn maybe 15 miles or so, you get into grape growing country.

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https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g55648-d12934813-Reviews-RLV_Winery-Coleman_Texas.html

 

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RLV Winery, Coleman: See 4 unbiased reviews of RLV Winery, rated 5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #8 of 17 restaurants in Coleman.

Which is interesting because I can only come up with ELEVEN of the supposed SEVENTEEN 'restaurants' in town, and of these, FOUR are now closed, and TWO of the remaining six are a Sonic, and a Pizza Hut, the Dairy Queen went tits up, and is now being remodeled into a Cuban/Mexican/American food restaurant..

So maybe they counted the school cafeterias, and the cafeteria in the hospital, the deli at the grocery store, and the food preparation kitchens in the two nursing homes.

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I knew a guy who left here for Texas 30 years ago to help start a vineyard. For the first years there were reports of things going Ok but not great. Then no news,so I always wondered if how well it turned out.

 

I am sure the wine business is the same with citydots that have money. Some vines out front,ship in juice from New Zealand,Chile,or South Africa. Take wine to computation and get a gold award and jack the price up as the winemaker turn his nose up higher than before.    

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39 minutes ago, ray54 said:

I knew a guy who left here for Texas 30 years ago to help start a vineyard. For the first years there were reports of things going Ok but not great. Then no news,so I always wondered if how well it turned out.

 

I am sure the wine business is the same with citydots that have money. Some vines out front,ship in juice from New Zealand,Chile,or South Africa. Take wine to computation and get a gold award and jack the price up as the winemaker turn his nose up higher than before.    

Boy, RAY54 hit nail on head !

     These snooty wine tastings are just marketing 101, talk it up , ferry tales about the operation . and people buy into it because they want to look aristocratic .

       Let my tell you guys couple quick stories about wine tasting ; 1st Danny Anderson I & our wives were tasting in Paso Robles Ca . at a winery that was promoting French wines everything was French accents the hole nine yards. The Accented lady pouring Danny's wine was talking big talk about France ,Danny Asked her if she knew of Gap France , she tried to bluff but Danny knew all about it because He knows our I.H. friend Jean Conte  from Gap and Jean had told Danny all about the area. Long story short Danny knew more about France then she and at one point I thought she was going to through the glass of wine on Danny or call the manager. We found out she was just a local who was taught the shtick to sell and impress.

  Second story; I and relatives were in Napa Ca wine tasting during grape harvest. The snooty guy is telling all these city people how they pick by hand by trained foreign crews that come just for grape handling. While he was BSing I took a peak out side near the winery & I was shocked he had the same Mexican  people that at that time chopped my cotton by hand. Being I knew his crap I came in and said ; OH MY THOSE ARE THE SAME WET BACKS THAT CHOP COTTON FOR ME ! He Glared at me and my family escorted my out and said no more wine for you! But it was the truth .lol

         When Danny & I go wine tasting with the girls we are better off just sipping the wine and talk about I.H. tractors. lol

       Tony

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1 hour ago, Tonyinca said:

Boy, RAY54 hit nail on head !

     These snooty wine tastings are just marketing 101, talk it up , ferry tales about the operation . and people buy into it because they want to look aristocratic .

       Let my tell you guys couple quick stories about wine tasting ; 1st Danny Anderson I & our wives were tasting in Paso Robles Ca . at a winery that was promoting French wines everything was French accents the hole nine yards. The Accented lady pouring Danny's wine was talking big talk about France ,Danny Asked her if she knew of Gap France , she tried to bluff but Danny knew all about it because He knows our I.H. friend Jean Conte  from Gap and Jean had told Danny all about the area. Long story short Danny knew more about France then she and at one point I thought she was going to through the glass of wine on Danny or call the manager. We found out she was just a local who was taught the shtick to sell and impress.

  Second story; I and relatives were in Napa Ca wine tasting during grape harvest. The snooty guy is telling all these city people how they pick by hand by trained foreign crews that come just for grape handling. While he was BSing I took a peak out side near the winery & I was shocked he had the same Mexican  people that at that time chopped my cotton by hand. Being I knew his crap I came in and said ; OH MY THOSE ARE THE SAME WET BACKS THAT CHOP COTTON FOR ME ! He Glared at me and my family escorted my out and said no more wine for you! But it was the truth .lol

         When Danny & I go wine tasting with the girls we are better off just sipping the wine and talk about I.H. tractors. lol

       Tony

Now that IS funny.

Ron

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On 7/19/2018 at 8:15 PM, mikem said:

Looks like it could be a 'weed badger'...(tree weeder)

Appears to be laying upside down.

Mike

I think you are correct.  One of the listings is for an articulated grubber.

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