"If it ain't red, leave it in the shed."
Anyways, I thought it would be good to introduce you all to the equipment behind the farm. Disclaimer: I am NOT an expert on farm machinery, I am just going to be explaining it from a "farmer's wife's" view.
Today's featured tractor is the 400, also known as the Steiger.
|The 400 in all her mighty glory...isn't she pretty?|
The 400 is the draft horse of all the tractors. Its the biggest of all the tractors on our farm and its also newest addition to the family. What is special about this tractor, besides its amazing power, is that it articulates, or "breaks in the middle"...or my mother-in-law would describe it as "SON OF A B....!" because of her experiences driving the old steiger when she was first married to Seth's dad. It's great if you're used to it, but if not, you're suddenly realizing that you're peeing your pants because you're about to run into something. When you turn the steering wheel your front wheels don't turn like they do in your car to guide you to one direction, the whole front half of the tractor swings around and turns in that direction. Its hard to explain...
Anyways, as a female, I personally enjoy the 400 for a few reasons. It has the best vent placement of all the other tractors. It also has GPS and auto guidance which means if you're driving, all you do is push a button, sit back and read your book while the tractor does all the work. Some cons about it...no cupholders and the buddy seat doesn't bounce, so when your husband is driving too fast and hits the end rows in a corn field, your tailbone breaks in half while he bounces along in his nice cushy seat.
There you have it! The 400! Big Bertha!
Hope you enjoyed a little look into our tractor family!