Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tractor Pulling of a different sort!!!!!

Yesterday, I raked hay for my Dad instead of going to a tractor pull. I know that is kind of odd for me, but he did not have any other help and I figured I could handle the rake. It took him about 30 minutes to tell me what to do and what not to do. This is something I have done in my past, just not in a recent past!!! Maybe 30 years or so ago!! This rake is a wheel type rake. It has 10 wheels (5 on each side) that rake about 30 ft of hay into one winrow. The last rake I ran was a PTO powered 3 point hitch rake pulled by a Ford 8N and it raked about a nine foot swath one way and then you turned around and raked another nine ft swath back up against the first swath and created one windrow. The wheel style creates a winrow with only one pass through the field. The teeth on the wheel touch the ground and the wheels are turned by the resistance created by the teeth dragging on the ground. I have a video I took while driving the tractor that might show this better than I can describe it. So no tractor pulling today but lots of tractor driving. My pulling tractor still has a flat tire and I hope to have it fixed this week in time for the next pull. Best of all I did not hook the fence with the hay forks on the tractor and I did not hook a hay bale with the rake . So I finished the day with everything still working and no damages.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts. A different day but a good day!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Perfect Tire

Last Tuesday night I had to deliver parts to a customer in Hartsville. As I was driving out I saw this perfectly flat tire on my Farmall Super MTA. I had not unloaded it yet. Today is Saturday and I have still not unloaded it. I hope it will pump up and stay up long enough for me to unload it. Some days are more perfect than others!!

Eric Benton, soon to be a tire repairman,

Southeast Tractor parts

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Perfect Pull!!!

Last Saturday I went to the tractor pull in Saluda SC put on by the Palmetto Tractor Club. They had a good turn out of tractors and pullers. The 6000, 6500 & 7000 Super Stock class had 8 to 12 tractors in them. Normally, there are only 3 to 6 tractors in these classes. I signed up to pull early and I was the first puller in each class. In the 6000 lb class I pulled 266 ft, 2nd place pulled 227 ft. In the 6500 lb class I pulled 293.2 ft 2nd place pulled 272 ft and 3rd place was 255.43 ft. In the 7000 lb class I pulled 292.55 ft, 2nd place was 270.89, 3rd place was 269.93.
I got 3 first place finishes. My tires hooked perfectly, my weights could not have been placed on the tractor any better, I could not have picked a better place on the track. Each pull was perfect. I have been beaten by both of the 2nd and 3rd place winners and Saturday they could not get close to me. It was a real good day!!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,Perfect Day, Perfect Pulling, Perfect Parts for You!!