/ Pushing A Tractor To It's Limits #31
- Jul 4, 2015
- Greenwich, NY
- Branson 8050, IH 574, Oliver 1550 Diesel Utility (traded in on Branson)
There may be tools more suited for the job, I expect that if they had them or reasonable access to them they would have been in use.I don't think anyone is going to argue with what you're saying. This is one of those examples where there are other tools more suitable for the job.
They used what was available to accomplish what they wanted to.
Also it was quite possible that those two tractors with blades and offset disks did do all the work that was visible. Other larger heavier equipment would be faster but if you don't have it, you do the job with what you have.
It wasn't too many years ago that many major feats of building were done in this county without nice cushy modern equipment,
think the canal systems, the railroads, bridges. Even the first graveled roads.
Think what that Irishman digging a ditch with a pick and shovel for 35 cents a day would have though seeing equipment like that.