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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 12:41 AM

Great thread, now I don't feel as alone when someone is teasing me about my "tractor porn"


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 12:44 AM

Great thread, now I don't feel as alone when someone is teasing me about my "tractor porn"

Don't worry Alan, there are so many better things to tease you for... like your Man-Van LOL.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 01:16 AM

 I will help them get rid of their old 45 year old mower at no cost to them! untitled ha.png


Edited by anderson classic tractors, February 28, 2013 - 01:21 AM.

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 02:42 AM

Hi Squire, welcome aboard   . :thumbs:


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 05:05 AM

I have always been an 'outdoors' type. Hate being cooped up in the house. The GT's give me something to piddle with and have fun doing it. Great therapy, especially with Terry gone. Just keeps me occupied.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 05:21 AM

Squire 63 welcome to GTT.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 05:42 AM

I told my wife either I do the GT's or I go get a girlfriend. She told me to do the GT's.
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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:36 AM

well nobody gives me any crap over playing with gts because at one point i was a raging alcohlic so i just tell them ill sell the tractor and get drunk


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:17 AM

I get ribbed about my JD314 at home , the coffee shop etc . Lots of people take pictures at the coffee shop though and I get asked a lot of questions.

 

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:25 AM

Yeah, like fly fishing shoulder to shoulder with 1,004 other guys on a stream you can cast all the way across into 1006 guys on the other bank is really "a hobby"...  Or whacking a little ball all over the countryside and not even being able to knock your opponent down before he gets his ball in the hole... yeah, that's "a hobby"...

 

It ain't a hobby unless it draws blood or smells something awful while the hobbying is going on!  The rest is just "games". :D

I will second that motion. Sounds like a good one for the GTTalk by-laws


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:33 AM

I love the hobby. although my dad hates me bringing stuff home and kids say things to me at school about it. but they dont understand, just like i dont understand y they smoke weed


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:48 AM

well nobody gives me any crap over playing with gts because at one point i was a raging alcohlic so i just tell them ill sell the tractor and get drunk

Congrats on finding a better way to spend the money. I have to agree with this  my battle lasted for about 8yrs now i collect gts an drink coffee along with going to school i feel much better now too.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:52 AM

I sit back and smile when people roll their eyes at me when I drive by with a trailer load of junk.  I just add them to the running list of "fools who will sell a treasure for a stick of bubble gum."  In fact, those that resent all of us as nuts are more than glad to pass off their "junk" on us.

They walk away smiling because they just got away with selling their old lawnmower for more than scrap, shaking their head because of that poor ignorant guy who trucked all the way from Timbuktu to grab it.  I drive away smiling because I bought that real tractor for nearly a quarter of what its worth, shaking my head because of that poor guy who sold quality for nothing just so he could go buy a "new" MTD Home Depot special.  

It's the fun of it.

Ben W.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:52 AM

i came to thinking, collecting GTs is not a hobby its an addiction


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:58 AM

...  I guess my question is how often does someone discourage you from pursuing your interest in garden tractors? ...

My wife and I go round & round on this issue.  I have a GT because she has 5 gardens. It's older because that's what we can afford.  As such, it needs to be repaired.  Problem is, she has 5 gardens because she want to go green & grow our own food.  "Being self-sufficient", she calls it.  Anyway, we clash at the point of spray paint.  Necessary for preventing rust & further repairs, bad for the environment.  Winter is the best time to do repairs, worst time to spray paint.  

 

Other than that, she is supportive of the hobby.  Keeps me home & I can make a little side money fixing & reselling.

 

... It ain't a hobby unless it draws blood or smells something awful while the hobbying is going on!  The rest is just "games". :D

Some days I feel like my tractor has more of my blood on it that paint.


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