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300? 400?? Really didnt look that hard. I was trail riding in Mark Twain national forest and came across this rig. Just sitting there all by its lonesome. Looked like the guy just dropped the mic. Tools still in the toolbox and laying on the floorboard. It was far enough in the big timber I'm not sure how it ever got there or how long it's been there. 

And @sandhiller I found one of your slippery friends. You can come get it now. Picture doesnt do this guy any justice. It was at least 48" long stretched out and its body was almost the size of a Pepsi can at the largest part. 

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I guess I won't be looking for that tractor if there's snakes nearby..... 

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Interesting,  it's got the earlier 2 hyd cylinder fast hitch but only 2 hyd valves on the dash. Tho if I'm not mistaken you could fix either or both cylinders and still have the outlets available for other things. I'm gonna guess it's a 400 tho I'm far from an expert at telling the difference between the 2. Poor old thing. Lotta good potential parts there if nothing else

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It shows 300 right on the serial tag in the picture that I can see. Right above the splotch of red paint in the upper left corner of the tag. 
Curious of it’s backstory. Probably will never know. 

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If going by again ever, maybe take another smaller plastic container, like a peanut butter jar or maybe an oil bottle of some sort that’s plastic, and put it underneath of the coffee container so it’s double protected.
Oil.  dump it down the exhaust pipe and then use the jug as the cover. 
We rented an old Haybarn off of a guy’s family who had passed away for a while when I was a kid. There was an old Dodge pick up in there. Dad had me take a can of WD-40 or something similar, spray bottle of diesel, and spray as much as I could, mechanical wise, once every summer. It had settled to the axles into the ground, so we blocked it up. I wonder if it’s still there

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1 hour ago, bitty said:

I guess I won't be looking for that tractor if there's snakes nearby..... 

snakes don’t hurt ya ,they make you hurt yourself !  Jerk it out of there ,let’s get the show on the road !

let me take you to Mississippi on treasure hunts like this , spend a day cutting kudzu off it  to see it, come back the next day and it cover again . That’s  an adventure. 

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7 hours ago, Missouri Mule said:

And @sandhiller I found one of your slippery friends. You can come get it now. Picture doesnt do this guy any justice. It was at least 48" long stretched out and its body was almost the size of a Pepsi can at the largest part. 

Quietly keeping that good looking old gal mouse and mouse nest free!

Watch where you step😄

 

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2 hours ago, stronger800 said:

Pretty happy that we don’t have snakes like that here in New York.

Not that I’m aware of anyway

It's one of the few we have that you may or may not make it to the hospital in time. Where we were at a helicopter would be your saving grace. 

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6 hours ago, Missouri Mule said:

It's one of the few we have that you may or may not make it to the hospital in time. Where we were at a helicopter would be your saving grace. 

We have Timber Rattlers and  Copperheads here .Copperhead are scarier for me because they don't give you any warning other than a cucumber smell 

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17 hours ago, stronger800 said:

 You can smell a snake?   I am not getting that close

Yes when a Copperhead gets agitated they release a odor and it smells like Cucumbers.I was mowing  once with a big batwing and musta hit one and the whole area smelled like Cucumbers 

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2 hours ago, Jacka said:

We Timber Rattlers and  Copperheads here .Copperhead are scarier for me because they don't give you any warning other than a cucumber smell 

Yes. We have more of those by far than rattlers. And yes they scare me too. I'm always afraid one of my kids will find one 

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1 hour ago, stronger800 said:

 You can smell a snake?   I am not getting that close

Me neither but when I smell cucumbers I take off like the roadrunner in the cartoon. I've smelled them dozens of times and never stuck around long enough to find out if it was really a snake. Lol

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6 hours ago, stronger800 said:

Pretty happy that we don’t have snakes like that here in New York.

Not that I’m aware of anyway

https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7147.html

You may still have them depending on where you are in the state. I've seen a few here in VA, but always up in the mountains in rocky areas. The ones I encountered were well aware of my presence and let me know if I needed to back up.  Copperheads you could step on before you knew they were there.

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19 hours ago, WishIhada1466 said:

Was that down around Black? I remember seeing one down there in the woods off a trail. That was back in the fall of '21 when we were riding horses down there.

Now what's the chances of that. Theres thousands of Miles of trails and that particular one isn't even really marked but somehow we both found it. Lol

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2 hours ago, yellowrosefarm said:

https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7147.html

You may still have them depending on where you are in the state. I've seen a few here in VA, but always up in the mountains in rocky areas. The ones I encountered were well aware of my presence and let me know if I needed to back up.  Copperheads you could step on before you knew they were there.

According to that link and what their map  shows, those  things should be no closer than 100 miles to me.
And we all know the DEC would not lie about where animals are, -so I’m safe.   

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