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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 05:55 AM

Well since I have been driving for my new job, I have been scanning the bushes for GT's. Well in a weeks time I have found a 49 Gravely Model L with 4 attachments, an old Massey either a MF 10 or 12 (can't tell from the road), and what I think may be a Bolens with a loader.

The Gravely is close and I plan on making the owner an offer, the others are over 90 miles away.

I will be getting quite a bit of overtime so my tractor budget has gotten better.

So many tractors, so little time.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:05 AM

That's a big advantage to your new traveling--Keep your head on a swivel. (but keep the liniment handy )

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:05 AM

Glad the job has such great benefits. :rofl2: Good luck tractor hunting!

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:19 AM

Hey! That's not fair! Leave some for the rest of us.... LOL thems nice bennies......

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Well you gotta grab em when you see them.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 07:54 AM

That is one of the things I missed not driving a service van. Pays to keep the eyes open and the worst they can say is "not for sale".
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Sounds like there are some very nice perks that come with the new job! Congrats on the increased budget too!

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Bolens with a loader? I think I'd make that 90 mile trip.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 03:15 PM

That's the one thing I find to be the downfall with my job driving truck. I have my normal runs that I travel every week but also do runs that take me to different places every week. Sometimes I see stuff along the road I'd love to have but there a long ways away. Besides I should be thinning the herd instead of adding to it. :lol:

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:11 PM

My last job was driving and I always thought that too....what was I driving by?????Cars,trucks tractors,mowers....,but couldn't stop.My loss was another mans' gain,right...lol.jc

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Bolens with a loader? I think I'd make that 90 mile trip.


The loader tractor may not be for sale, but it's in a big fenced lot up close to the road.

I should be back down that way next week, I may stop and ask about it.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Good luck on filling your yard with roadside finds. You need to talk your boss into getting you a box truck. :D

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:56 PM

I noticed a Massey MF12 mixed in with some car parts and junk in some weeds behind a house. I recognized it because my dad had a '66 MF10 that I spent many summers on when I was a kid. I drove past the poor mf12 many times and always had to slow down, trying to get a better look. Finally I stopped and bought it w/snowblower for 20 bucks. That was 8 years ago and that was the first GT I owned (I now have 9). I have used it to clear the driveway every winter since. It doesn't hurt to ask and there are those (myself incuded) that have driven hundreds of miles for a GT they had to have. Congrats on the new job and its nice you can GT hunt to help pass the time.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 10:51 PM

Good luck on filling your yard with roadside finds. You need to talk your boss into getting you a box truck. :D

lets not go to the extreme here. his boss just needs to buy him a dual axle enclosed trailer. that would suffice :D

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 11:05 PM

I know what you mean about seeing stuff on the side of the roads while driving for work.When i drove a concrete truck i would always get a funny look from the boss when i would pull up onto a job site to unload and there was a tiller,blade or somting like that stapped to the side of the truck.Never could understand the funny looks :confuse:

And then the looks from people when a concrete truck would stop to look at a yard sell.




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