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JoePoncelet - (3/25/2013 8:13:38 PM)
RE:Massey Harris General Purpose Four Wheel Drive
JB:

I am going to have to let John tell the story on the airborn GP as he got to experience it first hand and I don't want to leave out any details. But if I remember right there was alot of Coffee or Tea drank at halftime trying to figure out what to do next.

Everytime I look at these pictures it makes me cringe as it is a sobering reminder of what can happen when you least expect it to. This is one of the downfalls of owning something with a magneto, many years ago a fella who used to own one of our buildings had a cornshelling unit on back of a hand crank truck. He always bragged how the truck would start on the first crank so when ever someone would come into the shop he would have to show them by cranking it up. One day he was demonstraiting how well his truck would start and forgot to check if it was in gear. It started on the first crank and pinned him up against the wall and cut off both of his legs. three weeks later Gang Green set in and soon ended his life.  This is one of the reasons I always check and double check if a tractor is in gear before trying to hand crank it and usually look for an excape route before cranking.

Always remember "Stay Alert" "Stay Alive"

Joe