My friend Jack sent me this video link in an email yesterday with the simple phrase, “prepare to ruin your shorts…” The sad fact is that the man has sent me some terrifying links before so I was peering through barely spread fingers when I clicked it and was happily surprised to see a video that not only made me smile but also nearly made me weep with joy. Someone actually took a Simplicity garden tractor and converted it into a miniature combine that has a functional lawn mower on the front of it which uses a reel type set of cutters.
We’re guessing that this project took the guy a long, long time and some people would probably consider that a waste. Those same people could probably recite to you the plot lines of every crap ass network television show, the latest information from TMZ, and whatever other vapid junk they spend their lives engrossed in. To us, when somebody devotes their time and talent to a project, no matter the size or genre, we have to appreciate that. Yes, I am a tractor freak that loves this thing for reasons even I would probably have trouble verbalizing but even if you aren’t into tractors, combines, or things that have a top speed that could be measured in close ratio to baby crawling, understand that the guy MADE this. You’ve at least got to respect that.
What do we know about it? Virtually nothing other than the fact that it is really cool, it works, and it is about as authentic as the guy could make it. I’d mow my lawn daily and twice on Sunday if I was able to cruise around on this bad boy!
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE THE COMBINE LAWN MOWER IN ACTION – PRETTY AWESOME HOMEBUILT PROJECT