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#1 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 30, 2010 - 03:38 PM

I went to a local salvage yard looking for a part for a friend this afternoon. As I was leaving, a guy rolls in with 2 garden tractors on a trailer, a Craftsman and a wheel horse. Neither one looked beyond repair to me, in fact they looked better than some I've seen mowing the lawn. :confuse:The wheel Horse was an older one, probably early '70's maybe late '60's ( I'm not very familiar yet with all the varieties). It looked pretty complete right down to the belt guard on the side. I just wonder what he got for them...and whether or not my wife would shoot me for dragging a couple more pieces of junk home.

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Posted July 30, 2010 - 04:14 PM

I know that feeling. It does make a guy feel sick!

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Posted July 30, 2010 - 06:40 PM

I'd say thousands of them have been crushed in the last 2 years after the steel went up. It's downright shameful if you ask me. They're NOT gonna make any more like them, so when they're gone....they're GONE!

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Posted July 30, 2010 - 07:03 PM

I'd say thousands of them have been crushed in the last 2 years after the steel went up. It's downright shameful if you ask me. They're NOT gonna make any more like them, so when they're gone....they're GONE!


I would have to agree.It is ashame that people did and still do it.It makes it hard for the rest of us that use these to keep them going.

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Posted July 30, 2010 - 07:10 PM

When I take anything to the salvage yard, believe you me...it's JUNK!

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Posted July 30, 2010 - 07:21 PM

When I take anything to the salvage yard, believe you me...it's JUNK!


Same with me LOL

I saved that Gravely I have from going to the crusher.

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Posted July 31, 2010 - 06:22 AM

I have to go back there on Monday. If they haven't been destroyed yet, those two at least may follow me home!

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Posted July 31, 2010 - 06:53 AM

I know that feeling. It does make a guy feel sick!

:ditto:
Yes sir,it's a real shame when that happens.

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Posted August 02, 2010 - 03:36 PM

Just a follow-up. I went back this morning. They open at 9:00, I was there by 9:30, and they'd already cut them both up. I did get a closer look at the carnage though. The Craftsman was an LT and the Wheel Horse was an 800. Nothing left to save.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 06:43 PM

I see tractors in the yard every week... I only bring home the best ones... This is the last one I brought home...
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Posted August 04, 2010 - 06:47 PM

Did it come with the winch? Guess it doesn't matter. Thats a nice find anyhow!




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