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TAS Country : May 12th 2011
8 Tasmanian Country Friday, May 13, 2011 News PATIENCE PAYS: Joe Young at the wheel of his Bulldog tractor. Picture: JENNIFER CRAWLEY Bulldog determination gets Joe behind the wheel JENNIFER CRAWLEY JOE Young has finally got his tractor. For 40 years the Dromedary diesel mechanic had dreamed of owning the Australian-made Kelly and Lewis Bulldog crude-oil tractor. ''Finally my uncle sold it to me,'' Mr Young said. His grandfather Ernest McShane bought the 40-horsepower, 10.5-litre, single-cylinder Bulldog in 1952. Mr Young's father, Patrick, drove it and Joe's mother's family, the McShanes, who own the Bagdad property Haeremai, have had the tractor throughout its life. Mr Young's cousin Adrian McShane runs Haeremai and Adrian's father gave Joe permission to buy the heirloom tractor, which had been sitting idle in the Haeremai barnyard since 1965. Joe made two payments and finally became the tractor's proud new owner in February. ''Just because I was family I had no right to it,'' Joe said. ''I was more than happy to pay for it.''Joe had to buy a bigger truck to transport the tractor to his place at Dromedary, saying it was ''a good excuse to get a better truck''. ''A lot of older people from Bagdad are amazed that it [the tractor] ever left the farm,'' he said. ''They are pleased to see that something is happening to the old tractor.'' Joe has just returned from Agfest, where he exhibited his new acquisition to tractor enthusiasts. He plans to restore the Bulldog to mint condition. ''We don't find them in the shed all shiny,'' Joe said. ''I just want to share it. I just love this part of history. ''Now that I've showed it off, I want to find out why the engine seized and hopefully have it running for the Royal Hobart Show.'' Report confirms losses to wildlife We're providing the free lunch and we're not happy about it.' From Page 3 Ms Davis said there was nothing new about the report. ''We don't under- stand why it took such a long to get a essentially lightweight restatement of info we already had. ''All we've got is a whole bunch of papers sitting on the shelf and farmers being eaten out of house and home.'' Ms Davis said the one good thing was the evi- dence backing farmers' claims of pasture losses. The TFGA understood Government needed scientific backing before it invested in supporting the findings, she said. ''Now the Government needs to respond and commit to funding. ''There is a community expectation that farmers will bear these losses, they don't want us to manage our loss to wild- life with fences, 1080 or Feratox.'' Government was the State's biggest land- holder and had to be responsible for controll- ing pests. ''We're providing the free lunch and we're not happy about it.'' SUZ0629/TC suzuki.com.au Get into your Suzuki Dealer before 30 June and get a $500 Factory Bonus on a hard-working, value-packed KingQuad ATV. ^$500 Factory Bonus applicable at point of sale, includes GST. Terms and conditions apply. SUZUKI KINGQUAD $500 FACTORY BONUS ^ • KingQuad 400ASi 400cc 2WD Auto • KingQuad 400FSi 400cc 2WD Semi Auto • KingQuad 500AXi 500cc 4WD Auto • KingQuad 750AXi • KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering 750cc 4WD Auto Invermay Cycle World 6326 2729 Moonah Bikeworks Suzuki 6228 6626 Scottsdale Scottsdale Suzuki 6352 3070 Shearwater Shearwater Motorcycles 6428 7077 Ulverstone North West Motorcycle & Small Engine Services 6425 3337 12 n il 4 30 ( ree BBQ l nch) 23r ay 2011 he ran e, Co onweal h Lane, CA PBELL OWN o ic covere : or f r her infor a ion or o RSVP lea e con ac La ra Scriven on 03 5229 0566 or e ail l criven f or a AS ANIAN PAS URE ANA E EN & SEASONAL ORECAS IN WORKSHOP
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