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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:26 AM

It starts innocently enough. You have a yard that needs to be mowed and you don't want to push it. You start looking around checking forums online and reading reviews.

You buy your first “riding mower”.

Then you buy a trailer for it.

You move stuff around the yard and realize how much easier things are now.

Suddenly you start looking for things that need to be moved or mowed.

You begin to develop an addiction to sites such as Craigslist, Ebay and other sales sites to look at tractor stuff.

You realize that you could do more if you had more tractor.

You buy a old garden tractor.

You feel oddly compelled to disassemble the garden tractor.

Soon you have a million tractor pieces.

An electrolysis tank sprouts up in your yard. Old rusty parts suddenly become shiny metal.

You realize that parts for your old tractor are no longer available.

You start to purchase “parts tractors”.

Your wife starts pointing out the bank statement is filled with purchases from mower repair shops, parts houses, and online parts retailers.

People start leaving you messages at the mower repair shop.

A larger e-tank spring up in place of the smaller one.

Your trash cans fill up with empty cans of spray paint, old sand paper, and masking tape.

Your hands are permanently discolored from grease.

You find a 3 point or sleeve hitch for you tractor(s).

Odd attachments begin to find their way home with you. Things you never knew you needed before.

You spend your too much time online researching parts, reading forums, and chatting with other tractor addicts.

If you are lucky your wife gets her own tractor just so she can spend time with you.

If you aren't lucky your wife steals your tractor.

You become obsessed with washing, waxing and protecting a machine that used to just sit out in someones field.

You have more invested in your GT than in your car.

Your finish the GT you started on and start looking at the “parts tractors” and see how they could be easily restored.

Someone asks to borrow your GT and you laugh and tell them to get out of your yard.

You go to party’s and no one will talk to you because you only talk about tractors.

More and more tractors fill your garage, your yard, the basement.

You move to a new house just to have more room for tractors.

You suddenly need a large building.

Mower shops begin to call you for parts.

Your wardrobe begins to become more work clothes than nice clothes.

People mistake your lawn for either a junk yard or a golf course.

You need to do a job and it takes longer to decide which tractor to use than it did to decide how to marry.

Your children begin from a young age to be able to pick GTs out of movies and tell you the brand of them .

People in town refer to you as the “crazy tractor guy”

Eventually you move your recliner out to your shop so you can sit with your best friends.

You sat here and read this whole thing and said, “ I do that”.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:34 AM

There was a thread about this a while ago, not sure where it was or where it is now. I think there were almost 400 different things people came up with!

This one was pretty funny! I like how it progressed! I am particularly guilty of the last one! LOL!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:39 AM

mmm only one thing different here.. wireless camera in the shop so i can watch my stuff on my lap top while sitting on my couch beside my wife ..

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:39 AM

It starts innocently enough. You have a yard that needs to be mowed and you don't want to push it. You start looking around checking forums online and reading reviews.

You buy your first “riding mower”.

Then you buy a trailer for it.

You move stuff around the yard and realize how much easier things are now.

Suddenly you start looking for things that need to be moved or mowed.

You begin to develop an addiction to sites such as Craigslist, Ebay and other sales sites to look at tractor stuff.

You realize that you could do more if you had more tractor.

You buy a old garden tractor.

You feel oddly compelled to disassemble the garden tractor.

Soon you have a million tractor pieces.

An electrolysis tank sprouts up in your yard. Old rusty parts suddenly become shiny metal.

You realize that parts for your old tractor are no longer available.

You start to purchase “parts tractors”.

Your wife starts pointing out the bank statement is filled with purchases from mower repair shops, parts houses, and online parts retailers.

People start leaving you messages at the mower repair shop.

A larger e-tank spring up in place of the smaller one.

Your trash cans fill up with empty cans of spray paint, old sand paper, and masking tape.

Your hands are permanently discolored from grease.

You find a 3 point or sleeve hitch for you tractor(s).

Odd attachments begin to find their way home with you. Things you never knew you needed before.

You spend your too much time online researching parts, reading forums, and chatting with other tractor addicts.

If you are lucky your wife gets her own tractor just so she can spend time with you.

If you aren't lucky your wife steals your tractor.

You become obsessed with washing, waxing and protecting a machine that used to just sit out in someones field.

You have more invested in your GT than in your car.

Your finish the GT you started on and start looking at the “parts tractors” and see how they could be easily restored.

Someone asks to borrow your GT and you laugh and tell them to get out of your yard.

You go to party’s and no one will talk to you because you only talk about tractors.

More and more tractors fill your garage, your yard, the basement.

You move to a new house just to have more room for tractors.

You suddenly need a large building.

Mower shops begin to call you for parts.

Your wardrobe begins to become more work clothes than nice clothes.

People mistake your lawn for either a junk yard or a golf course.

You need to do a job and it takes longer to decide which tractor to use than it did to decide how to marry.

Your children begin from a young age to be able to pick GTs out of movies and tell you the brand of them .

People in town refer to you as the “crazy tractor guy”

Eventually you move your recliner out to your shop so you can sit with your best friends.

You sat here and read this whole thing and said, “ I do that”.



:camera: You been "peekin round my back door"
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Thank god, I just realize I'm normal after all :rofl2:
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:57 AM

There was a thread about this a while ago, not sure where it was or where it is now. I think there were almost 400 different things people came up with!

This one was pretty funny! I like how it progressed! I am particularly guilty of the last one! LOL!


Here you go Ryan: http://gardentractor...cted-to-gts-if/

and : http://gardentractor...-would-be-true/
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 12:27 PM

Here you go Ryan: http://gardentractor...cted-to-gts-if/

and : http://gardentractor...-would-be-true/


Just read through that one. Great stuff. Too bad I didn't find it earlier. I am at home with a wrenched back and kinda bored.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 01:13 PM

Thank god, I just realize I'm normal after all :rofl2:


Hi I'm Wes and I am a tractor addict! :D
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 01:49 PM

Oh man,I have all of those symptoms.What am I going to do?I need help.Is there some sort of therapy for this?
:laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 03:48 PM

It's a sickness !! I've been a junkie since 1999.

Started out with one running Bolens 1250 that I bought on eBay. It's been an addiction ever since.

But I have sold some in recent years. And I still have more to get rid of, baby steps.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 05:50 PM

I think your going overbored here we are nothing like you say!

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:15 PM

It's a sickness !! I've been a junkie since 1999.

Started out with one running Bolens 1250 that I bought on eBay. It's been an addiction ever since.

But I have sold some in recent years. And I still have more to get rid of, baby steps.

Just want you to know, there are folks around here that are willing to help ease thy heavy burdens... :chaser:
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:29 PM

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:39 PM

Just want you to know, there are folks around here that are willing to help ease thy heavy burdens... :chaser:


Around here? Are you sure? Maybe someplace else, this is definitely not the place if you are looking for help! LOL!
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Around here? Are you sure? Maybe someplace else, this is definitely not the place if you are looking for help! LOL!

come on Ryan even you might be willing to take one of those fiendish devices away from this man 'who suffers so'... :mecry: :laughingteeth:




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