Cropmaster takes Frosty the Snowman for a trip out

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broadsword
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Cropmaster takes Frosty the Snowman for a trip out

Post by broadsword » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:24 pm

A cracking day out today - went on the Tinsel Road Run from Holmfirth, about 20 tractors in all - thought I`d give the old Cropmaster a trip out with Frosty the Snowman in tow - very Cold which suited Frosty and some great scenery around the Holme Valley.

Cheers

Andy
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Post by broadsword » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:33 pm

And slightly off the DB topic - you do not see many of these things - a lovely old Ursus - well a Zetor engine and gearbox built by Ursus - most of these went for Export to the Easten Block.
Oh and I forgot to mention - took Percy the P P P P P Penguin along to keep Frosty company :wink:

Cheers

Andy
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Post by case-ih1594 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:26 am

I bet the Cropmaster cowling / scuttle proved most welcome on such a cold day, although the Ursus driver probably wasn't taking much harm. 8)

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Post by broadsword » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:21 am

The Scuttle idea from DB was a great and novel item - apart from adding that streamlined 1930`s/40`s styling they really do keep the draughts/cold air off your legs and hands etc - you need to use an old Cropmaster in the cold to appreciate just how good the idea was.

If I`d gone on the uncabbed 990 I`d have been colder than Frosty :wink:

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Andy

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Post by Scooby » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:25 am

broadsword wrote:you need to use an old Cropmaster in the cold to appreciate just how good the idea was.
Andy
Or any tractors before cabs came in. That's why we had to wear greatcoats, scarves, gloves etc. etc. Took until about 10.00am to get the gearbox warm and then you could just about get some warmth into your feet. That was something else that DBs were good at. When you were winter ploughing and working them hard the gearbox would get so hot that you couldn't lay your hands on it. Could just about get warm when it was time to go home.

Then along came tin cabs. You could keep a bit warmer but you went deaf in the process. The Fritzmeir was very good. Cool when it's hot, warm when it's not. And QUIET.
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