Monday, August 03, 2015

Cliff is building a Donna-carrier

Cliff and I participate together in quite a few tractor club events.  When the club goes on tractor cruises, they take the trolley along, and several wives ride on that.  The trolley is actually a re-purposed livestock trailer with windows and seats put in.

A lot of the men have some sort of carrier on their tractors, some quite fancy, to haul their wives and others behind them in a parade, since the trolley doesn't go on parade drives.  When Cliff takes his big Oliver to a parade, I can ride along right beside him on the tractor.  But there's no place for me to sit on the other tractors.  So he is building a carrier to haul me in.  He will be able to use it with any of our tractors.  This has been his project for a week or more.
I will enter on this end of the carrier, after un-fastening the chain across the entrance.  I don't know if it will be ready for the parade in Odessa this weekend.  If it isn't, I don't think Cliff will participate.  But I'm not pushing him to get it done.  He's retired.  He shouldn't have too many deadlines.  I think he will soon be ready to paint it; he's decided to paint it black, rather than Oliver green or Allis orange, so it will work with any color tractor.

This pickup box will serve as storage for a cooler and chairs and other essentials, and will also be a perch for me.  Cliff is going to somehow attach the boat seat you see sitting on top of it.  We hoped at one time to find an old school bus seat, but we couldn't come up with one.  

Anyhow, this is going to work out nicely, I think.  And now you have seen a Donna-carrier.  I hate to mention this, but it looks quite a bit like hog-carriers I've seen around.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It'll be interesting to see it installed. Glad you will both enjoy the fun together.

Paula said...

This is the neatest thing. Ain't love grand?

krueth said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. That is so sweet of Cliff to do that for you, and I guess him too, so that you can be together. Wendy