Great thread, now I don't feel as alone when someone is teasing me about my "tractor porn"
Alan, I know what you mean. I found another forum with a LOT of vintage Massey 135's and 150's etc, which is what makes my heart jump. I almost felt like I needed to be holed up in a closet with it.
I told my wife either I do the GT's or I go get a girlfriend. She told me to do the GT's.
Before or after she fell out of the chair from laughing so hard ?
Forgot to post to the original question. I suppose I don't give anyone a chance to try and "steal my sunshine", if they ask why so many I mention that Dad and I collected them together and with his passing I inherited all the Gravelys, and that the Massey's are memories of childhood.
However, I do remember when I purchased my first Gravely and was so enthusiastic about attending my first Gravely mow-in, in Charleston West Virginia at the original Gravely factory in 1995. The first obstacle was that it occured over my wife's birthday weekend. Plus, she didn't think anyone could be as crazy over Gravelys as I was. However, after seeing some of the guys and how meticulously they had restored their tractors, plus meeting some of the few women who attended, she realized I wasn't so crazy. And when I bought a two-pack of Hostess cupcakes, stuck a candle in each one, and led a group in singing Happy Birthday, she came around. Are 4 Masseys and 6 Gravely's too much for her? I think so. But she doesn't complain, she likes the way the yard looks and if I'm having a good time doing the work, she's ok with that.
Edited by HowardsMF155, February 28, 2013 - 02:39 PM.