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What's Your Favourite Reason/excuse For Bringing Another One Home?


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#31 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Wow! She's got you on a tight rein!


Not really. I made a reply earlier, but she is really tolerant of my GT's. In fact, last year at Christmas, she actuall bought 2 GT's for me. She didn't know what they were when she was buying them, but turned out to be pretty good tractors..

Posted Image 1969 GT-14...my "new" snow plow machine.

Posted Image 1971 Raider 12...I have a mower deck and will mow with this one....when I get a seat!

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Wife has the pool that I called the "Money Pit" when we had to buy all the chems and repairs, etc. SO, I get same label for all my tractors, big or small. This week loaded a GT14 WH on trailer at Portland, had to say it was my partners, just on my trailer. She gave the "look" and knows I'm lieing. She DID like the WH pink/purple tractor I made for grandaugher tho. Maybe I should make one for Her?? I usually sell one "for the space" in garage, but then have that come back to me from here when the "new" tractor is brought home to fill that same space! I hear lots of verbal, but she isn't too bad on constant nagging after first day or so. DON'T tell the kids or G-kids, they blast out the info at first chance, whether you told them not to tell or not!

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:04 AM

normaly from her her "you dont need anymore junk" "why are you wasting money"
my answers are "its not junk it just old and in need of a lil work"
"its cheaper then a New tractor payment"

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:10 AM

normaly from her her "you dont need anymore junk" "why are you wasting money"
my answers are "its not junk it just old and in need of a lil work"
"its cheaper then a New tractor payment"


You should have told her she's old too, and you waste money on her......well on second thought, it may be a good time to not say anything.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:16 AM

shes younger then me but normaly i trade for another tractor the yard machine was only $50 and it runs and mows. she did ask where it was going so i said out back by the cub

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:19 AM

I take care of the problem ahead of time, "wanta take a trip to -----------"?

Only time she gets to go anywhere is when I'm going after tractors or implements! :confuse: :laughingteeth: ~~ Lowell

Edited by grnspot110, August 26, 2012 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:56 PM

As long as it serves a purpose to what I buy she doesn't care. If I was just buying them with no plan or intent she would get mad but they have a purpose. She really likes the ones that come with plows and blades. She likes pushing stuff around.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:43 PM

I got lucky with mine! Not only has she bought her own ( cub 100 ) but also sits and surfs Craigslist with me, prints off any manuals I need, and even calls on a lot of the sellers because she is a much better negotiator than I am!!! Oh yeah and for every tractor i get, she gets some kind of tech gadget she wants... Lol the only stipulation is that it must have " class" and there can't be parts mowers or other junk sitting around outside where people driving by can see it...

Edited by Clippnalawn, August 26, 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:40 AM

ted Yesterday, 11:19 AM
I take care of the problem ahead of time, "wanta take a trip to -----------"?

Only time she gets to go anywhere is when I'm going after tractors or implements! :confuse: :laughingteeth: ~~ Lowell

My wife has gone on GT related trips with me and seems to enjoy it. I don't mind stopping at fabric stores or garage sales so that makes things even more enjoyable for both of us.
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Posted August 28, 2012 - 06:11 PM

" It is worth more than I paid for it, in parts alone".
" Then you should part it out".
" It's worth more to me, than the parts". :orangecool:

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Kathy is pretty tolerant with me as long as the "stuff" is out of site and the runners are put away she's happy.

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 10:22 PM

I haven't even brought home a second one, but this got me thinking of how to do it.
What if I set it out in the backyard with a bowl of water and a bowl of cat food. I could say that it just showed up and now it won't leave.
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 04:50 AM

:bigrofl: :bigrofl:
That might work, Dean! Only you might want to use a quart of oil and a gallon of gas!
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Yeah Dean, if you're lucky, you'll end up with all the GTs in the neigbourhood. :bounce: :bounce:

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Dean that is too funny.


So far, I've used these excuses:

- because I need something big enough to pull a plow and set of disc.
- It was free, the guy just gave it to me (used twice).
- the finish mower is to hard to trim mow so I need something more agile.
- it's going to replace such-n-such... when I'm through refurbing it.




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