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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:00 PM

What do you find the most rewarding in the garden tractor hobby? Mine would be pulling one out of the weeds and breathing new life into it, and rescuing them. It makes me sad that people just let these little machines set out and rust away. Or take them to the junk yard. I just got a Ariens s14h from the junk yard and there was nothing wrong with it. Just took a few minutes of work and it roared to life. Just dont understand that. Sorry just had to have my second to rant and rave. Thank you. 

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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:09 PM

I just enjoy working on them and like you seeing them come back to life.  


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:18 PM

I agree . Just tinkering and repairing something that is worthwhild


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:21 PM

I like tinkering with them and see them come back to like and injoy all the people I meet and learn from.I have made some very good freinds from this hobby

and hope to make many more



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Bringing them back to life. I really enjoy taking something that was abandon and "dead" and seeing it come back to a usefull life. I am  not a restorer, but I like to use my stuff. It feels good to sit down on something and use it knowing that youbrought it back from the dead.


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 10:34 PM

I agree with you bob. Take a look at the wheel horse im adopting. Theres ALOT of work to be done but im just like you. id rather fix them up and save them from the crusher. to me that in itself is rewarding. Im also in the process of rescuing a sears surburban as well



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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:48 PM

I just like all the tractors that were made years ago. Big and small in a rainbow of colors. These old heavy duty machines that can still do a day's worth of work.  I like to daydream of owning more and more GT's and a piece of history. I tend to like the brands that had a big brother out in the field. I like the fact everyone has a favorite brand and few can agree to just one or two. I like the fact that these machines were made in America for American's!


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Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:54 PM

What do you find the most rewarding in the garden tractor hobby? Mine would be pulling one out of the weeds and breathing new life into it, and rescuing them. It makes me sad that people just let these little machines set out and rust away. Or take them to the junk yard. I just got a Ariens s14h from the junk yard and there was nothing wrong with it. Just took a few minutes of work and it roared to life. Just dont understand that. Sorry just had to have my second to rant and rave. Thank you. 

Bob

 

 

Bob, I can't agree more. I love dragging them in and getting them running. I am starting to really get into restoring also now.

 

 

 

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Posted Today, 08:21 PM

I like tinkering with them and see them come back to like and injoy all the people I meet and learn from.I have made some very good freinds from this hobby

and hope to make many more

 

 

And I also agree with Kenny, I made a lot of friends thru this hobby and am glad to call them friends.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:21 AM

I am not one to sit idle (got that from Dad). There is always something on one of these that needs a little tinkering. I'm getting more into wanting a restored tractor, but not a trailer queen. Just brought back to it's glory and know it won't let me down. Plus I like to see what I can build to go with them. I have plans for the 2 FF's, just waiting for the weather to stay warm enough so I can go to work on them.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:25 AM

I just enjoy working on them and like you seeing them come back to life.  

 

 

 I would also agree with this.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 03:35 PM

huntig them down. and getting them to run again.  Then go drift them in snow



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 04:07 PM

I enjoy tinkering with them, but I find the truly rewarding moments are using them in the garden and their other intended purposes.  



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 06:09 PM

I like tinkering with them and see them come back to like and injoy all the people I meet and learn from.I have made some very good freinds from this hobby

and hope to make many more

:ditto:

 

 

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 11:23 PM

The anticipation of using them after being converted to diesel. Bringing them home dead or alive and breathing new life into them. 



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:47 AM

I find it rewarding because

For a minimal investment of cash and time I have "tools" that are useful around the yard and garden.  

These "tools" save me lots of time and hard work.

Occasionally a tool will need a repair or improvement, rewarding because it gives my brain a break from day to day life.

Other "dead tools" are out there waiting to be found and rescued, quite often only needing minor work to become useful.

Keeps me out of the bars :smilewink:


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