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She Loves Her "Farmall Mailbox"
As a surprise birthday present, Ashley Applegate, Flemingsburg, Ky, made his mother a "tractor mailbox" out of the front end of a 1953 Farmall M tractor. The mailbox mounts ahead of the grille.
    "It's definitely one of a kind and makes it super easy to give people directions to our farm," says Applegate, who operates a local welding shop.
    The tractor front end is held in place by a length of steel pipe welded on between the tires and anchored in cement buried underground. A piece of sheet metal bolted to the back side is painted black to make it look like a radiator.
    "We get a lot of compliments on it," says Applegate. "I already had the tractor and planned to restore it. I wanted to rebuild the engine but after I unbolted the tractor I discovered that the front end was worn out. Apparently, the tractor had been used to do a lot of loader work which caused the bushings to wear out.
    "At that point I decided not to restore the tractor. The front end was still sitting there on a stand and one day I just decided it would make a neat mailbox. My mom had just had a 911 address change so I made it her birthday present."
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ashley Applegate, 1512 Poplar Grove Rd., Flemingsburg, Ky. 41041 (ph 606 845-1056).

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1