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Old 01-29-12, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Need help: I found this big machine in my garage

Can anybody identify it for me??



It seems to have ATV style tires, and appears to be brand new, and unused....

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Old 01-29-12, 08:45 PM   #2
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I know exactly what that is. Its a harvesting machine for an urban garden. These machines are the best. I've seen their larger cousins running around in the fields here in Canada. The shute on the top is responsible for projecting the vegetables into a perfect balistic type arc into the basket. The shute must be swivelled with the greatest of precision to have all the vegetables land in the basket. The proper speed must be selected for the type of vegetable. Potatos are the best they fly the farthest. Carrots tend to get stuck sideways. Tomatos tend to be messy be sure to use a plastic bucket. For the urban garden one must be ready for harvest time. I would recomend highly that you practice first with snow. Now there is some problems with these machines, your neigbour may complain about the noise and smell. And it seems you always have to run at odd hours to get gasoline to practice your evolving technique. But I understand you are a ecorenovator. With your greater skills, remove that motor and install a proper electic motor with batteries. This way you can charge them via your solar panels and practice in stealth mode. The best is your neigbours will be unaware you are preparing your-self for the next harvest season and they won't insist you practice in their laneway.

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Old 01-29-12, 10:06 PM   #3
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I think it is called a blow snower?

We may yet get some significant white crystallized water accumulated on the ground...
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I used to run one of those when I was a kid...

It's a bull sh*t bailer.

They're usually painted green.

I'm not sure why they stopped making them? It's not because we have run out of bull sh*t.

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Old 01-30-12, 11:03 AM   #5
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Default Micro burst of snow!!

Message summary: At 732 am est national weather service doppler radar detected a line of snow showers along a line extending from haverhill to belmont massachusetts...moving east at 30 mph. Expect a brief burst of moderate to heavy snow across this region along with poor visibility. Roads may briefly become snow covered especially secondary roads...so motorists need to exercise caution. The snow showers will quickly move offshore by 830 am with conditions quickly improving thereafter.
* some locations affected include...reading...groveland...stoneham...
North reading...medford...allston...cambridge...wakefiel d...
Somerville...georgetown...lynnfield...middleton... boxford... etc





Dang! We had a 5 minute snow storm this morning! When I opened the curtains, it all came rushing back!
Those horrible machines are designed for hurting my back!!
(Maybe this new one will be better, with it's power steering gizmos).?.

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