I thought this would make an interesting thread. When I was 10 I used my grandfathers CubCadet to run around the neighborhood. When I was 15, I bought a Worthington tractor with a 6 foot blade, boy, was I tough! At 17, I bought a 62 Ford F-250 4x4. Now, I'm 10 foot tall and bullet proof! It was a beauty, 292 V-8, 3 speed on the column, (fill the oil and check the gas) custom exhaust with cherry bombs. My buudy and I cut down an old highway plow to about 8'6 wide and 3' tall. You needed 2 men and a boy to steer it. YeeHa! Then, along came the blizzard of '78. OhOh...I chained down a 50 gallon fuel tank on the flat bed, shoveled about 2 yards of sand around it, hung tire chains on all four corners and went plowing. 4 days later I came home without the plow or push frame, used over 150 gallons of gas, and had about $3,000 in my pocket. Slept for 2 days!