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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:24 AM

I will try over the next couple of days things I found on my trip. It was a great adventure since I got to experience many different things. This was my first experience hauling stuff through uship. I was able to get about $600 in gas money by using this service. I got to to tour the Terramite Factory on Charleston, WVA and the chance to meet Eric and Travis. Next on the trip was to go by and see my fellow Bush Hog advocate Daniel (olcowhand) and the chance to see all the neat projects and restorations he has done. Looking forward to when he assembles that V6! Unfortunately time was short and I had to move on, sure would have loved to spend more time with both Daniel and Teresa! I left Ball Hollow heading west toward Saint Louis to deliver a golf cart which was my first of two Uship deliveries. I drove past the arches driving into Saint Louis early Friday morning and drove through th anhauser-bush main brewery to deliver to Charlie the golf cart. From there a snowy drive up to the small city of Queens City, MO to pick up a V3-6 serial number 6003. Loaded it up strapped it down and then got stuck leaving. A nice young man in a 4w drive Dodge Dakota pulled my 2w drive Ford f-150 out. Just a FYI, if you own a F-150 2005 there is nothing to hook up to in the front. We ended up Hooking to the trailer and dragging me out backwards.
Next trip was to a guys place to look at old bush hog parts and some literature. I saw one of the largest and unique collections around. John Deeres, Shaw tractors, Mineapolis Moline GT, Oliver GT, etc - you name it he had it. Well I had to leave my truck on the main road and he drove me in. We looked- sealed-loaded up his truck and headed back to the main road to my truck. Finished loading in the dark, and I headed to Kansas City, Mo for my 4th stop of the day and my second uship drop. I had 4 36" tall 25" rims pick up tires in the cab to be delivered to a young couple in KC. I got there around 9:00 that Friday evening. Nick (a Navy guy) came and helped unload the truck. He and his wife had moved from Alaska and these tires had not been loaded by mistake. He then had a buddy who brought them down with his stuff to Goldsboro, NC to get them closer to him. When I learned they had a baby, his duty of service, and his quest for achievement I was impressed. When he went to pay me, I counted it and then gave him back $50. I told him , you have paid me too much. He looked confused and I responded " thanks for your service- this may help with your costs) we sat and talked about fatherhood and raising children for a while, but it was getting late and I had to move on. He went to his truck and brought out a woven string that he had found and hung from his rear view mirror. He said it was a cross and it was his good luck-safe passage charm. He said he had brought the tires back to put on the truck to sell it. He wanted me to have the cross so I may have safe passage. We shook hands and off I was again heading out of KC going to Galesburg, Kansas- the holy grail- the home of the Bush Hog garden tractor. More to come, I've got 12 more hours to drive.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362316884.518265.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362316902.300986.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362316929.719936.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362316959.095717.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362316980.946970.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362316995.890777.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362317012.228242.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362317024.557133.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362317037.468879.jpg

Edited by sacsr, March 07, 2013 - 09:04 PM.

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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:29 AM

Be safe, Buddy.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:50 AM

thanks for sharing sounds like a nice trip.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:52 AM

Thanks for cluing us in on your adventure! your getting to see a lot of the country in your travels. Have a safe journey and keep us updated.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Sounds like you are having a great trip.  Be safe and thanks for sharing with us.  :thumbs:


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:03 AM

Bring me back a surprise tractor.  I don't care what kind.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Good to see you got some sleep last night.  You'll not make Kelly's by 10am, but you'll be rested.  Be safe & have fun In Galesburg!  BTW....the little Shaw rider in your pics looks like the same as the one on the stump next to the Galesburg store.  Say Hi to Kelly for me.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:11 AM

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Few more pics- the chrome hubs are dirty - and they are a bush hog set- the odd smaller one not do sure.
I am in Arkansas now heading south east to Cairo, GA.
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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:14 AM

You was right at my back door!  I'm about an hour away from Macon, MO and that third picture the white building with the blue gable is the best radio station.  They play old classic country.  :thumbs:

 

Safe travels!!!


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:17 AM

Scott, I misread your one post & see now you're way past Kelly's.  Hope you had a good visit.  Was the little Shaw rider still on the stump at the store in Galesburg?  Great to the the V4-8 loaded next to the V3-6!  :thumbs:


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:22 AM

Wow Scott, You got quite the load there. Great looking couple of "V" GT's you got there. Nice find on the hub caps.



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Safe travels, nice ST Ezgo! That rusted gold you loaded also looks good. Looking forward to seeing those manuals scanned. Safe travels!



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Sounds like a very interesting adventure so far.  The BushHogs look great.  That is a large pile of BH literature.  Keep safe on the road.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 01:09 PM

Scott, I misread your one post & see now you're way past Kelly's. Hope you had a good visit. Was the little Shaw rider still on the stump at the store in Galesburg? Great to the the V4-8 loaded next to the V3-6! :thumbs:

The shaw mower was still there. Did not get a chance to stop since I was pressed for time. Kelly and my other stop went well. I did pick up 2 old ring gears from him that I think are usable.

I will be putting some stuff on eBay
This trip cost a ton and I am going to have to try and get some top money for some of this stuff if I can. If I had gotten this stuff without much effort I would just sell it here but with all my expenses, I just need to get as much as I can for it. It was a good haul but after I take out what I am going to keep, hope its enough to get my trip cost back!

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Posted March 03, 2013 - 04:43 PM

I was able to pick up two seat cushions
The larger one fits the d-v series, got to do dome research one the smaller ones. Anybody got an idea? I think it is too large for a back cushion but maybe I am wrong ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362346983.883924.jpg
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