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    Default Odd ball question about steps

    I'm writing a mystery short story. In it, I have a man climbing up on an old Farmall tractor. I'd like to be able to say that the step was made with the punch through holes to improve grip. Would I be right?

    If I'm wrong, what brand would have used that style step for a smaller AG tractor from, say, the 50's or60's.. Allis? Deere?

    Cliff

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff_Johns
    I'm writing a mystery short story. In it, I have a man climbing up on an old Farmall tractor. I'd like to be able to say that the step was made with the punch through holes to improve grip. Would I be right?

    If I'm wrong, what brand would have used that style step for a smaller AG tractor from, say, the 50's or60's.. Allis? Deere?

    Cliff
    2-cylinder Deere's had a step that was on the back of the axle housing that had punched holes around it's outer edge.
    There are three kinds of men;
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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    The JD Two Cylinder club has them stocked at the shows & advertised in the magazine. They run about $50.

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Thanks guys,
    I guess I'll make it a small two cylindar JD.
    Cliff

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff_Johns
    I'm writing a mystery short story. In it, I have a man climbing up on an old Farmall tractor. I'd like to be able to say that the step was made with the punch through holes to improve grip. Would I be right?

    If I'm wrong, what brand would have used that style step for a smaller AG tractor from, say, the 50's or60's.. Allis? Deere?

    Cliff
    Cliff, I don't know if I've ever told you, but both my wife and I are avid SF/Fantasy/Mystery readers, and if you are ever looking for proofreaders, we'd love to do that for you.

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNay
    Cliff, I don't know if I've ever told you, but both my wife and I are avid SF/Fantasy/Mystery readers, and if you are ever looking for proofreaders, we'd love to do that for you.
    Dave
    Well thanks, Dave. I may take you up on that. I have this 4,378 page novel in progress . . .

    :-)

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff_Johns
    I'm writing a mystery short story. In it, I have a man climbing up on an old Farmall tractor. I'd like to be able to say that the step was made with the punch through holes to improve grip. Would I be right?

    If I'm wrong, what brand would have used that style step for a smaller AG tractor from, say, the 50's or60's.. Allis? Deere?

    Cliff
    Some 55+ fords have perfed metal running boards.. and the 5000 does have a step and perfed running board.. would be 60's ere though for the 5000.

    I know fords may not be 'showy' enough though...

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff_Johns
    I'm writing a mystery short story. In it, I have a man climbing up on an old Farmall tractor. I'd like to be able to say that the step was made with the punch through holes to improve grip. Would I be right?

    If I'm wrong, what brand would have used that style step for a smaller AG tractor from, say, the 50's or60's.. Allis? Deere?

    Cliff
    Allis Chalmers D-Series Tractors from the late 50's thru 1960's had punched holes in the operator's platform.

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff_Johns
    Well thanks, Dave. I may take you up on that. I have this 4,378 page novel in progress . . .

    :-)

    Cliff
    Hi Cliff,
    Glad to see you havent lost your sense of humor
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    ,,,course,,it is gas,and gas is,,well,gas,,so,,but it kills the @#$$ oughta them yellow jackets,,,thingy

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    Default Re: Odd ball question about steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff_Johns
    Well thanks, Dave. I may take you up on that. I have this 4,378 page novel in progress . . .

    :-)

    Cliff
    What do you call it.. 'the history of the world'? And the last few chapters cover ag improvements of the last 200ys and the advent of tracors? (grin)

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