November 17, 2003
The Monday Nov 17 trip was not a complete success, but we got a lot of help from Al Elliott which helped the day go better.
After picking up the trailer at Ringoes and hooking it to Al’s truck we went north. We set on at a power plant about 4 miles north of Milford and mowed south. Just below Milford the rotary struck a high rail lying between the rails. On further inspection we found several things wrong with the mower deck, not necessarily a result of that incident.
It took an hour to repair enough to continue. After lunch below Milford we went back north with the best repair we could do, but it only lasted several miles. Continuing with the sickle bar only, we got back to the power plant. (from Dick Ray)