Yesterday was one of those days that nothing seemed to go right. I had the C all hooked up to the 5' x 10' landscape trailer to run out to my cousin's farm for a load a manure for the garden. I got about two houses up the road then a loud bang and water everywhere. The rim that I knew was going bad and was going to replace this summer decided that now was the time to quit. I was able to turn around and limp back home. Luckily it happened close to home and not halfway between home and the farm or with a load.
Never fear, I decided I could just take the plow off of the cub move the ball hitch and I would be good to go. A little slower trip but I will make it. Well the shank on the ball was too large for the cub drawbar. And the ball I use on the cub was too small for the trailer. Off to the local auto parts store I go and there was nothing in stock with the smaller shank. Then I remembered that the swinging drawbar that came with the tractor back in 1973 was still in mom's garage. We never used it since we never had the cross bar for it. However, two years ago Ralph had set me up with the cross bar and I knew where it was in my old garage. Dang the luck the hole on the swinging drawbar was also too small. Since it was still off of the tractor I took it back to the auto parts store and we drilled it out. So I was good to go. After that everything went well.
The cub did a good job with the load and even pulled all of the hills in 3rd. With everything going on I didn't think to take any other pictures. The 6 mile round trip wasn't an epic journey like one of Yogie's. However it was a fun and scenic drive.
PS: Currently looking for a good rim for a Farmall C 9x36 I believe.