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#1 Clippnalawn OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 10:49 PM

Today I sold the truck I have had since I was 16. Closing the door to one chapter in my life and starting on another. I have talked about letting it go for several years, my girlfriend made me promise that if i did ever sell it that I only spend the money on stuff that makes me happy, no bills. Needless to say I didn't put up much of a fight to the stipulations.... So today the old ford went to a new home where the new owner is excited to have it and give it the tlc it needs.
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And I promptly headed out and picked myself up a jd140 h3 that I have been eyeing for a few months. It came with a tiller, front blade, belly blade, and hyd 3 point.
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I think with the money that is left I may treat myself to one of those ATV lift tables. Kind of feels like Christmas came early this year. Lol
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 10:59 PM

Congrats on your new "work toy"! Great package of attachments too. A lift table is high on my list of wants!

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 11:00 PM

By the way, it's a shame you caved to her unreasonable stipulations! :bigrofl:

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 02:50 AM

It must have been hard to say goodbye to that truck. It sure looked nice. Is it a 1979 f-150? Enjoy the 140 H3, they are the real deal.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 05:19 AM

That was a nice looking F-250,love those trucks.
Congrats on the JD.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 05:21 AM

Good decision and a nice 140. Trucks and cars are just for use, but a tractor is for live.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 07:52 AM

Saying goodbye to a trusty steed can be tough. I assume you gave the fender a pat one last time, remembering.

the JD looks like a nice machine, with lots of goodies. I hope you have as many fond memories in that seat as you did the one in the truck.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Either that was a really old photo, or the 'tlc it needs' must be mechanical. Because the truck in the photo looks to be in phenomenal condition. Best of luck with the JD purchase.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 09:21 AM

Great looking Ford there. Sounds like the girlfriend is a keeper, making you agree to those terms. The 140 looks great and sounds like a good package deal. Hope to see more of it in the future.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 09:58 AM

im not sure i could have done what you did . that is a good looking truck and im not a ford guy by any stretch of the imagination. congrats on the new 140 .

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 10:56 AM

Thank you for all the kind comments. The picture of the truck was actually very flattering of it because it was still wet from being washed( the clear coat was coming off bad in some places, like at 50 mph coming off..haha). I have no doubt the 140 will bring me just as much joy as the truck did. I even made a couple passes up and down the driveway in the dark and rain with the grader blade last night. if the rain lets up a little I will be out there again today finding something to do with it!

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM

Nice tractor. Have fun with it.




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