1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Deere Tractor Collector Recreates Unique 2-Cylinder Promotion
"I decided to try it myself to see if it could be done. There are two bottles under the rear axle and one under the front. About 90% of the people who see it don't believe it and ask me what's the trick. Even though the tractor weighs about 3,800 lbs., it doesn't break the bottles because the pistons on a 2-cyl. tractor go back and forth horizontally without causing any downward pressure. The pistons on a 4-cyl. tractor, which go up and down, would break the bottles. The tractor has to be good and level for this idea to work. Each bottle stands on a piece of oak. Pressure from the tractor causes the bottles to form a ring about 1/8-in. deep in the wood."
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