So what started your itch for lawn and garden tractors?
Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:19 AM
Posted September 26, 2011 - 04:37 PM
Posted September 28, 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted September 28, 2011 - 01:28 PM
Posted September 30, 2011 - 01:57 AM
My uncle has an old David Brown tractor that we use at his place and mine, it works as many things including a backhoe most days.
Having one acre of grass to cut on a hillside is bad but I have another 12 acres in trees with some old logging roads I would like to open up for walking and my wife to ride her horses on.
I started to look around for a couple of months for a better mower unit than I had, stumbled on a gravely unit for sale (now i dont like to just go off half cocked).
So I looked into the model, what age vs price, did it just mow grass and every other aspect I could on the machines. They looked better every day, so I call a fellow and came home with one unit running and four other bodies in parts (sure am glad I like to pull wrenches).
After loading up a truck and trailer we are home bound, one week later I am still sorting the stuff and realise I need another shed just for gravely parts!
You just have to love the things that make us tick!
Posted September 30, 2011 - 05:01 AM
Posted October 01, 2011 - 10:25 PM
Posted October 01, 2011 - 10:33 PM
And I became good friends with MastiffLawyer, (Jack) and 190Forklift (Steve), That is like taking Peyton Maning and Barry Sanders to play a game of touch football...
Edited by NutCASE, October 01, 2011 - 10:43 PM.
Posted October 04, 2011 - 07:11 PM
Posted October 06, 2011 - 04:30 PM
Oh... and after moving out here to suburbia, I wanted to have something that would be the envy of the neighbors. Not too many PA Panzers roaming suburbia these days. Just your standard assortment of tin-foil, lawn mower on wheels kind of things around here.
Well, one other funny thing. We have a number of home depot clones running around, then there's this one guy with a one-third-acre lot and a commercial zero-turn. I had one of those when I took care of 4 acres, but 1/3??? Talk about doing your grass cutting in 10 minutes or less. But I digress.
Posted October 06, 2011 - 08:48 PM
Edited by tjrsallis, October 06, 2011 - 08:55 PM.
Posted October 09, 2011 - 10:40 PM
Eventually, there was more yard, and less time available to cut it, so went to a rider mower.
I like engines and gas powered stuff, always have. The simple efficiency of tractors has been great to work on, especially compared to the complexity of todays cars. And there is some real history and variety avaiable at cheap prices if you look around.
Posted October 20, 2011 - 05:29 AM
Posted October 20, 2011 - 05:52 AM
Glad to have you with us.
Posted October 30, 2011 - 08:15 AM
No I didn't fix that. I did however eventually retire from 28 years troubleshooting industrial machinery in every imaginable kind of factory in the midwest from auto plants, to steel mills and cotton gins. Tinkering helps keep my mind fresh and the challenge alive.
Lastly of course, its the tremendous profit we all make from building and repairing old tractors.