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So what started your itch for lawn and garden tractors?


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Posted June 07, 2011 - 06:04 PM

Jon, this hobby is so fun because everyone in it wants to have fun. I have been into model trains and joined a local club. I no longer attend the meetings, and barely show up, because the half not having fun sucks the fun right out of it. In with tractors the half that aren't having fun are the half without tractors, and the majority of us have a spare or 10 to sell or give to them lol.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 06:08 PM

I like your avatar. Got some more pics of that?
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Posted June 07, 2011 - 06:13 PM

I like your avatar. Got some more pics of that?

That would be "Kub Kong" if that's the right spelling lol. If you like the tractor, you will love the snow blade, its a set of choppers. :D

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 06:50 PM

photos 150.jpg You'll have to forgive the motomo decal. Some of us have a dark past lol.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:00 PM

DJ, That is one of the coolest modified tractors I've seen. Thanks for sharing....
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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:13 PM

That is NOT your ordinary Cub. I like it. Great job on a nice mod.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Thanks TD&H. I've had a lot of fun with it. everybody seems to get a kick out of it, except my neighbors but they are kind of the reason I built it the way I did. Well mainly the reason I put the stacks on it lol.

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 08:18 PM

I got into GT's because I am at the age where I am not a Mule anymore and still have lots of projects to do on my property. I did not realize the depth of this Hobby/Group until after I purchased my Flat Lawn Tractor thinking it was a Garden Tractor. Now that I am getting into it and see the quality of folks that are into GT's and their value system I am excited to be part of this group.
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Posted June 18, 2011 - 07:48 AM

That is quite an unique project. Impressive!

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 07:00 PM

since i was a kid helping my grandfather work on stuff i always had a wrench in my hand. whatever i had i would tearit down to see how it worked and then rebuilt it.

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 07:05 PM

Welcome, Henry. That's the best way to start. Hope you had a good Fathers Day

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 06:28 AM

Well back in the 70's my Grandfather had a MF 8 or 10 wish I could remember. He called it his "Jonny Cart" It just had a mower deck on it and a MF cart. We got in soooooo much trouble with that thing. He had blueberry fields and would mow them, if you know blueberries then you know ants love them and build nests in the fields. He would drive up on the ant hill drop the deck and ants and dirt would fly all over the place....... ants in our pants.
I was around 5 at that time and in a few years I started to mow the lawns....... What fun learning to drive.
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Posted June 20, 2011 - 04:30 PM

Well after wearing out a brand new lt in 2.5 years i decided i needed something a little heavier duty. I wanted a scut and still do but for now the older gt is what i have int the budget. I have a jd 300, with a 33 tiller, 48 deck, and 49 snowblower.
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Posted June 25, 2011 - 05:16 PM

When I was a little guy with a paper route I wanted a "tractor" so I bought one from a Shopco like store on "lay-a-way" plan, $350 to buy it. I got it paid off and took it to our "weekend work farm" as Dad called it, and GTMike will know where Plum City WI is. 40 acre farm and a BIG yard to mow every weekend. That little Rugg lasted a long time. Then came the Case when they first came out, that one had a big engine a 10hp [big after the 5 hp Rugg] then came the Simplicity 12hp Soverign nice with electric lift! By this time I was older and had a place of my own, not a big yard but always seemed to have some kind of tractor, there was a Ford for a short time, an Ariens, Cub Cadet [the real one 110] but then came my camping neighbor - a Wheel Horse dealer from Racine MN [South of Rochester] he sold me my dream tractor a 520H and a 48" deck! I still have it after almost 10 years and will never sell that one. I've been buying and selling Wheel Horses for the last 5 years, I've been to southern IN to pick some up , traded in South Bend IN, Portage WI, there has been quite a few passing through here. Right now I only have 4 and the wife tells me that is too many! The 520 will not leave and my C-195 I went to MO this past winter to get will not leave. The others come and go.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:08 AM

All the mowers at our greenhouse were in the worst shape and barely running right I started with a jd 317 and have been working on them since




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