Fordson1For the past 25 years Rotac Farms, Norwich, owned an old Fordson Super Major which was coupled to a winch.

Farm manager Graham Bunn says that the unit had served the farm well hauling out tractors and harvesters four times its own power with ease.

Until the contract carrot harvester arrived…

Having warned the gang of a “soft area” in the field, the inevitable phone call came, “can we borrow the winch?”

Fordson 2The poor old girl did her best but evidently it wasn’t enough and the front end kept lifting off the ground.

The operator thought it would be a good idea to put a 150 hp tractor on the front to hold her down.

Faithful to the end she pulled and pulled and… Eventually something had to give…

Such devotion, R.I.P. says Graham!

 

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Previous Wreckers:
I said NICE combine, not RICE combine…
Get your story water tight, this might take some explaining…
Ford goes belly up…
Water we going to do now…?
The straw that broke the Camel’s back…
Rook what’s happened to my tractor…
What a load of horse play…
MX takes a tumble to bridge the gap
Laid back sprayer …
Those flamin’ birds …
“I flail to see the funny side …”
It’s a roll over week …
Beet that!!
Tipping trailer toppled …
Wheely fast sprayer …
Drilling Downunder
Flippin’ heck!!

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