For all us guys, I guess the simplest answer to the question "So what started your itch for lawn and garden tractors?" is...................... lawn and garden tractors!
So what started your itch for lawn and garden tractors?
Posted June 25, 2016 - 07:46 PM
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Posted June 25, 2016 - 09:25 PM
When I turned 6 years old, my dad bought a new house, To cut the lawn, he bought a FORD LGT 125. As an 8 year old, I was expected to cut the lawn on an offset hill.
Long story short- I am 46. My father has dementia, and has no grasp on reality.
I restore LGT's as a hidden way to re-establish contact,
,me- I repowered my LGT with a 23 hp engine
my dad-" that what all my LGT's have"
If for nothing else, I wish he could share what I (we ) have done... but I cannot, nor can he, appreciate it .
I could put nuclear kryptonite in it and he wouldnt know the difference...
make the best of what you have got!
I'm sure it's rough but at least you have him here with you.
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Posted June 28, 2016 - 08:30 AM
Josh Deaven invited me to his Lawn and Garden Tractor EXPO in Lebanon Valley, PA to showcase my AMSOIL Dealership.
I met a lot of great people and had a lot of great conversations.
This was in February 2016. Since then I've received several Facebook friend requests from people I met and the bug got me! I kept seeing tractors and Cubs and IH Farmalls, etc in my feed.
Did some research to find out what I wanted and ended up with a Ford LGT 14D Diesel.
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Posted August 08, 2016 - 02:45 PM
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Posted August 17, 2016 - 06:29 AM
Now i have..
3 tube frame bolens (2 G9s and a G10)
A LT8 Ford.
Cub cadet 2185.
1970s ish Yardman 11/4.
Cub Cadet LT1042 (what i mow with)
Cub Cadet RZT L 54 (what i make money with)
Unfourtantly, only the last 2 listed run, but hopefully ill have time to change that once winter hits and mowing slows down (i also haul milk)
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Posted August 27, 2016 - 03:15 PM
Wasn't an itch but a need for something to do some work. Bought my first Simplicity in new 1968 after using my landlords a couple times. Had hydro lift, rototiller with tine extension, 42" blade and a set of cultivators. Made my own wheel weights out 10" bar stock and they wieghed about 95#s each. The wife practically gave it away after we separated. Fast forward to 1994 I bought some lots to build a new home so I needed something to work in the yard so I found a 3410 at a dealer and got a tillers with it. It needed a new PTO clutch cone and I got a blade at that dealer. This spring I tore the gears out of the BGB and found a 7012 a day after I ordered new gears. The 7012H was supposed to have new rings but am having problems with the engine. Also have an old one that belongs to my son that is possibly a 314, can't find an ID plate, but is in sad shape.
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 09:17 PM
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 09:44 PM
I escaped the suburbs after living there my entire life, and recently bought a river front 3 acre property out in the country. Push mower wasn't going to cut it. So I went to these forums and a few like it and looked at the recommendations for an older garden tractor I could afford; and now you folks are stuck with me, lol.
Edited by IRQVET, January 23, 2017 - 09:47 PM.
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Posted January 24, 2017 - 03:21 AM
The first I wanted a garden tractor was when I was about 10 or 12. I was dragging an old brigs powered reel mower around town mowing lawns. We had the big "wish book" at home. Sears and Roebuck also monkey ward. No chance in the world at that point, but I sure enjoyed looking. Machine porn. Don
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Posted January 24, 2017 - 02:03 PM
I have been hook for about 5 years. Before that I restored 2 JD farm tractors and enjoyed that. Then my church asked me to repair their JD 212 which I did. When I got it repaired, this GT seemed to be a very solid tractor and a few weeks later, a neighbor set 2 JD 214's out by the road for sale. The rest is history. I have brought back to life red and yellow and power red. and I presently have 6 restored green ones. Fun hobby.
Edited by halvor, January 24, 2017 - 02:04 PM.
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Posted January 24, 2017 - 04:36 PM
Cheaper than racing. It's a machine with an internal combustion engine and wheels, what's not to like?
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Posted January 25, 2017 - 08:02 AM
I think it has to have been my father.
Pop had bought his first JD from his former place of employment years ago. Then he got a great deal on another.
Suddenly the round fenders started appearing in his life and i thought they were way cool and never knew they existed and wanted one badly.
With my brother doing tractor pulls with his IH it was sort of a natural thing to start. It only takes one, then two then three they are like rabbits. I just cannot explain the addiction but enjoy it a lot more than the street rodding thing. Nobody here judges you its enjoy what you have and make it your own. Now my wife just asks where are you putting that one at!
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Posted February 08, 2017 - 05:51 AM
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Posted February 14, 2017 - 04:11 PM
Thanks for joining GTTalk.
The Russian factories do not make small tractors. People have come up with themselves and make small tractor for the home. It is very interesting to watch as you all well in the US