Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tractor in stereo

I took a few photos of that stalled tractor out in the vineyard, so now you're stuck with them. I find it curious that the model is, apparently, a "507 Stereo." I've not heard of a stereophonic tractor before.

Mono tractors are so last century.

It's a German machine. Had it been French, I might understand the "stereo" thing. English words and phrases have a lot of cachet (see what I did there?) in French marketing these days. I often hear French products being touted as benefiting from "la French Touch." Oh, là là.

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  1. "a stereophonic tractor"....
    twin exhausts perhaps?....
    or only two wheel drive [but that is unlikely on a machine like that, surely]?...
    it can do two jobs at the same time [but this time it was undecided and broke down]?...
    perhaps it has a good hi-fi unit in the cab?.......

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  2. Oh, great. My South-Dakota husbands father's lessons in tractors have finally come in handy. I think that may refer to "stereo steering," which means it's really maneuverable. I am SO impressed with myself right now... although I could be wrong.

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    1. Ohhhh my! Mitchell! You are our smarty! :) See, it pays to pick the right man.

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    2. Judy: Finally, some justification!

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    3. I looked it up. John Deere, for ëxample, makes those loaders with "stereo steering.

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  3. Well, Mitchell's answer is certainly interesting! Who knew?
    There was a little old man who lived next door to the village preschool who drove an antique Lamborghini tractor. It was a tiny thing, to fit between the rows of vines, and he was tiny too, bent completely in half. I would see him pruning vines all winter, bent over, but never thinking to retire. Sadly he died a couple of months ago. I haven't seen the tractor since.

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    1. The new Lamborghini tractors are tiny, too... Every time I go to the agricultural suppliers I drool over the new ones there...
      We have a very narrow bridge into the meadow....one of those would get across, no problemo...the problem is that I will have to win the EuroMillions lottery to be able to afford one.
      At the ploughing competitions locally, there is a guy who turns up with his 1930s Porsche tractor...
      Needs a respray, but what a bumper sticker that would make...."My other tractor is a Porsche!!"

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  4. Thanks for that info, Mitchell! I'm looking forward to more posts about tractor stuff.

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