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My MB trac turbo 900
This is my second Baby. A turbo 900.
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another pic
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...another one ...
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Once a year the house needs a clean-up. It's good to know where to put all the dirt ... ;-):-D
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A nice pair
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A pair of nice tidy tractors, good pictures too :-)
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Thank you - you're really kind.:-)
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Is nice to see some different tractors from the Fendts, Johnnies, Case, etc we usually see here :-) There are a few of these tractors still floating around in Tassie (but the ones I have seen are pretty rough, have had hard lives).
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HI TC - I own houses in two villages. In one village we have 4 MB tracs and in the other we have 7. So I'm lucky. One farmer has 5 tracs there. But all the other farmers have JD and Fendt - the same as in Australia and anywhere. :-\ I didn't expect that there were tracs in Australia at all.
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Nice pics! You seem to have some nice old housing on your farm with stone bricks and cross-wood (free translation from Swedish).

We have one MB in our area, an old and tidy 65/70. Today you can't see many MB's here in Sweden, and many of them left are pretty rough due to most MB's here were used by contractors or in the forrest.
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Thanks Lennart. Yes we have. :-) There was electricity and water in the house only in some of the rooms when I got it - and of course no heating. I'm restoring the house and the other buildings for 3 years now but it's a phantastic farm.
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To Lennart. Stable during the restoring process
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... and ready. This work I did myself. :-)
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Yes there are a few here. I remember seeing ads for them in machinery magazines back when I was a kid (in the late 1970's - mid 1980's). You still see some from time to time popping up for sale in farm newspapers / trader mags.

Front mounted gear never really took off here in Australia (like it did in Europe), so things like the MB Trac didnt really get used to their full potential I am afraid.
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Everyone has his own preferences but for me there is no alternative to the MB trac. I wanted to have one since I was a little boy and I worked with several different tractors but no machine outperformed the trac. When there was the Elbe-flood here in Germany there was a Fendt 930 (!) trying to bring sandbags to the embankment. It failed because of the mud. An MB trac 1500 then did the job ! ;-)
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Nice restoration of stable. I assume that you not use it as stable today?
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Not yet. I restored the stable to keep the farm like it was in better days. But never say never. I have still a lot of things in mind regarding my Hobby-farm :-)
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Always nice to see the old buildings restored; is amazing what a coat of paint can do sometimes isnt it?

Most of our farm buildings are timber, or iron / tin so a little easier to spruce up than stone or brick buildings.
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You're right TasCowboy. It's a shame to see some farms here. People don't take care at all. Buildings that aren't needed any more are simply let go to rack and ruin. And - as you say - this is no question of money at all. Some paint indeed can work wonders.
When I restored my farm house I found some wooden girders which were more than 300 years old. They really inspired me with awe.
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That is one of the things I envy about you guys in Europe; there are buildings there 300+ years old, (Australia was only settled in 1788, so we dont have anything near that age here).
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These old buildings are so common here that we don't even think about that and that's a problem:-\.
Nobody knows the exact date but my farm is in the property of my ancestors since 16??. That means 400 years. My uncle considered to be the last to run it and he would have lived very good if he sold it but he didn't as he always hoped that there will be someone to keep it alive. Don't need to say how lucky he was when I told him that I would like to do some hobby farming here. :-)
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Here old buildings are protected by a body called the National Trust & there is a Heritage register which places certain regulations on old houses & barns / stables, in regards to modifications / alterations that can be done.

Quite a few of the homesteads on properties (farms) that I visit / service are heritage listed. Alot of them were built using convict labour & convict made bricks, back in the dark old days.
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We have this, too in Germany. I own a storage shed which is registered there. It was built in 1788 (coincidence: the year Australia was settled but it's true :-)). But I don't really know whether I should appreciate this register or not.
Of course there must be some regulations concerning these old buildings but on the other hand, keeping them in good condition is so expensive because of the regulations that most of the owners of such a building don't restore them at all and the result of course is even worse.
Many of these buildings have some strange "accidents" with fire and bulldozers :-(.
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Thats unfortunate.

Yes, I would imagine upkeep would be expensive on these old buildings.
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In Sweden we also have a lot of old farm buildings, and some are in very good shape, but we also have a lot that are falling apart! Real old houses are not so common due to that small farms always used tree in the buildings. It was only bigger farms who used stones and bricks before the second half of 1800.
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