Old iron always interests me. My wife thinks I'm nuts and fears that I want to start collecting it (I don't). When I see old machinery, I wish I could see it new and in operation. I wonder about it's age, and sometimes, its purpose. I took this photo along a country road in Ritchie County, West Virginia today. Four things in these photos catch my interest. Mainly, it would be nice the know the stories of the military light truck and the old military ambulance during their service with the government. THEN, it would be interesting to know what the civilian owner used them for.
Between the two military pieces of iron sits the skeleton of a small bulldozer. I can't help but wonder what all that machine did in its time that wore it out so that it ended up where it now sits.
Even the little machine at the left intrigues me. It appears to be four-wheel drive and has flotaion-type tractor-tread tires. Was it made for gardening, competition pulling or mud-bogging? It looks to have a lot of forward weight, like the big tractors you see on the plains, making me think that was for pulling SOMETHING; but WHAT?
NO it's not any of my business! No, I won't truly be any wiser if I know! BUT I'D STILL LIKE TO KNOW! I guess I'm a bit odd that way. © 2015
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