Dave now has a new (to him) ‘toy’ to play with. Some of the projects around the Pashley Rd. estate require a bigger tractor than his New Holland. Jim, a friend of ours from Galway who works on loaders and equipment like this, had this Ford for sale and it suits our purpose to a tee. It is such a powerhouse that we have aptly nicknamed it Hercules. It weighs over 14,000 lbs. and makes short work of digging up the many old tree stumps around the yard and motorcycle shop.
Hercules has also been instrumental in moving junk motorcycles around, along with the old Pepsi truck body being used for parts storage, to make room for a side garage door access into the shop. Other jobs this fall will include guiding and falling the trees that we need to cut down and remove, along with making new riding trails.
Dave gets so much satisfaction out of digging in the dirt and making headway in these big projects. He has the biggest grin on when he drives his new machine. I can drive the New Holland tractor and one of these days I will have to see if I am coordinated enough to run this latest addition to the fleet. Now that will definitely deserve a picture and post on this blog!