We are back on-line with one tractor and everything will be groomed by mid afternoon tomorrow. We are capable of grooming all 69 miles daily with the one tractor. It’s a matter creative scheduling and having drivers that don’t mind early and late hours.
I haven’t received word on the timeline of the repairs on the second tractor but typically this repair is turned around in a couple of days. If it’s longer we will continue to groom everything daily with the Deere that’s on-line.
I haven’t heard back from the driver that’s currently out in terms of trail conditions but one can assume that once groomed they will be back to fair to good.
We were fortunate that the issue with the first tractor to go down was discovered in the garage which makes life easy. Drop the drag, un- hook the blade, pick the blade with the New Holland and we are ready to transport. The second failure happened on the trail and that makes life interesting. Now we have to travel cross country with the New Holland, un-hook the drag, chain it away from the Deere, hook it up to the N.H. and bring it back to the barn. Then go back and retrieve the blade. All of this took a couple of days to accomplish at triple time which amounts to zero pay and in weather that wasn’t exactly warm.
Ahhhh a day in the life of a group of volunteers.
Ride Often and Please Be Safe,