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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:44 am
by Madders
Nearly time now boys!

tractors being measured....description boards being produced...Foden being blessed to avoid catastrophic breakdowns.....Friday night beer uniform ironed......

c u soon..... :D

RE: Ballymena

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:09 pm
by darwing1200
The time has nearly come! Glad to hear your preparing well ahead get them fuel filters changed on the foden! looking forward to the event. Darren and myself have been trying to get some publicity in the local papers so wel see wat happens this week. most importantly tell the rain to stay away!! the weather has been good here as few weeks I do hope it continues. Looking forward to meeting yous all again Darwin

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:02 am
by Madders
now then Darwin,

been ringing Bertie, just getting answerphone..... need to know about the marquee...can you give him a friendly poke???

starting to ponder the where and how on the loading front.....hope the planned tractors will fit on the stepdeck or we'll have to gas axe the last tractor in two!!!!

Mads :wink:

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:59 am
by nevilleporter
Looking forward to seeing you at Ballymena,will only get on Saturday. There is an excellent truck garage near Toomebridge -Im sure he could help out if needed!
Going to bring 3 DB based forklifts, Case 525, Finlay 880 and Farmlance 995 and the 1690T, that totals 47' in length,should fit on a 45' trailer

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:07 am
by Madders
Good man neville look forward to seeing you

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:05 pm
by Darren880
I was speaking to Bertie this morning he's looking into it tonight and will get back to you.

What all are you hoping to bring as well as the last 1594?

I just hope this showery weather were getting passes by next weekend, I dont want to see the umbrellas up every half hour. :)


Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:41 pm
by desmcgivern
Is the Shop going to be at Ballymena or is there a chance some items could be brought over on request?

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:34 pm
by Madders
yes, Des...the shop is coming almost in its entirety...
ask away..


Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:09 am
by Madders

Berie phoned yesterday, marquee now arranged and we're ready.. got to somehow fit club shop stock into a minibus and 2 tractor cabs...... we're bringing tables etc, the only thing we'll nedd is guidance!!!


Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:00 pm
by synchromatic
Hey guys, hope to see you all on saturday, hopefully bringing the vak1 with me!

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:39 am
by Madders
we're bringing the last tractor, a protoype 1690 and prototype 995 both ex field test and the cutaway sectioned 900.

not sure if we can conceivably fit anything else of interest in any of the little gaps?????

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:37 am
by darwing1200
Well Len long time no see that is a pity your no taking your 900 and 950 we will certainly get some photos on for you. Chris I take it your meaning tarmac guidance! Darwin

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:01 pm
by synchromatic
Can anyody tell me how I'd go about entering a tractor for Ballymena???

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:19 pm
by Madders
aye, just the direct way from Larne chap!! quicker we get set up for Friday the quicker I get a pint.....

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:04 pm
by nevilleporter
synchromatic wrote:Can anyody tell me how I'd go about entering a tractor for Ballymena???
Just bring your tractor on the day and there is a place in the field to book in,
There was another rally recently that unless vehicles were entered by a certain date they were not allowed in, it was a shame to see well restored tractors and cars parked outside the rally field and plenty of room left in the tractor area.

Are there any more Sharna pedal David Browns that could be brought, Im bringing mine and know another man that has one from he was 6 years old is bringing it