Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:01 PM
Im starting to run the tractors less because i cant afford it. But i do go wild when i can use fuel perks
Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:08 PM
I generally buy my gasoline at the same full service station owned by a friend of mine. I go there no matter what when home. At camp, I go to one of two local places that are locally owned. I doubt I am saving any money there, but I'm not the type that will change my habits because gas is 10 cents cheaper over "there".
It's not gonna slow me down with the GT's either. I will just have to pay more for the fuel. Something else will get less money, not the GT's.
If it gets that bad, the Elec Trak will get more time.
Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:33 PM
Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:36 PM
I am afraid we are in for a wild summer when it come to fuel prices. I am still not sure how it will affect my GT show schedule this year but we may have to stay a bit closer to home this year. It has made me put Evansville on the "I hope I can" list. If corn is growing well and it is not ready to harvest the first week in June I will load up the 4855 and come down.
I am also getting ready for a kick in the butt from "Mother Nature". With the weather being so unpredictable I am gearing up to have some option for irrigation available should the need arise. Not been much of an issue here in Wisconsin but I am just getting ready just in case.
I am on city water here now and it cost a bit over $200 to water my new lawn. Several acres of sweet corn would be out of the question.
I work with a neighbor that has a spring feed pond that we can get water out of. I also have a 2000 gallon tank mounted on a 10 ton Badger running gear to move the water over here. Then we could pump it into the irrigation system. At least we have something.
Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:39 PM
I do try and wait until I need a few items before I go get parts for my tractors now. When the gas was fairly low I used to drive about 25 minutes 1 way to pick up 1 or 2 parts from the old Bolens dealer near me LOL.
Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted March 07, 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted March 07, 2012 - 08:51 PM
But...6-8 hour drives in the motorhome (at 7 MPG) to get implements or tractors will be restricted.
I'm STILL hoping to make the Evansville show (8 hour drive) but we will just have to wait and see.
Who knows, MAYBE it will come back down this summer.
Edited by OldBuzzard, March 07, 2012 - 08:52 PM.
Posted March 07, 2012 - 09:23 PM
And then I'll wake up.
- 1978murray and Toolpartzman have said thanks
Posted March 07, 2012 - 09:25 PM
Posted March 07, 2012 - 09:28 PM
What I want to do is start drilling my own well. Don't think I have a shovel handle long enough tho.
Posted March 07, 2012 - 09:32 PM
What can you do??? I mean really what can you do about it.
Posted March 07, 2012 - 09:43 PM
Steve has already said what George and I had talked about. I still want to make some shows this year, but taking the truck and trailer with tractors may not happen. The sad part is that everything we will continue to buy at the stores, whether it's grocery or department will cost more because of increased transportation costs. Hopefully things will improve.
I don't think that it will effect how I use my GT's, but it may curb how many shows I take them to. I was planning at least 2 trips that are 4 hours one way, and while I may still take the trips, I may not be toting tractors along!
Posted March 07, 2012 - 09:58 PM
Posted March 07, 2012 - 09:59 PM