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#1 michelle OFFLINE  

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Posted July 28, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Adam seems to think we need a yearly "weekend" away out east. Last year we went to Pennsylvania for the two Little Giants and this year we were going farther east - New Jersey and Connecticut!

 

We left Friday morning from Wisconsin and stopped that evening in Canton, Ohio to visit some friends we don't see too often. Went to dinner at Two Fat Guys BBQ and it was delicious! Left super early Saturday morning towards New Jersey.

 

In New Jersey, we delivered a tractor Adam sold and learned that we cannot pump our own fuel. Weird!

 

Delivery was a success, met another GTTALK member, and back on the road to Connecticut! 

 

Funny how one needs to be 1000 miles away to pick up something with a serial tag from where I grew up and where Adam and I live! Big thanks to grnlark for allowing us to purchase it, helping it get loaded, and showing us his collection. Awesome group of tractors and great place to work on them!

 

But it was quickly time to get back on the road and start heading west again. Stayed in Wilkes Barre, PA for the night. A shower and a comfortable bed felt great! 

 

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Sunday morning - let's go home! Well, a road trip wouldn't be complete without a little compromise. This little guy needed to catch a ride to WI from Ohio, so we picked him up! 

 

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Awesome dog, so if anybody is looking to adopt a 5-6 year old companion, he's your guy! He slept 95% of the way and didn't make one sound! His foster mom picked him up from our house when we got home and she'll get him in better shape and hopefully into a forever home soon. He had a rough start and was saved from a FL shelter before he would have been put down. Couldn't believe how gentle and calm he was! 

 

Back in WI! Finally!

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But we're both glad to be home. We got the Red-E tucked in for the night, but after we both took it for a ride. Took me a bit to figure out the dual transmissions! 

 

We will definitely enjoy this new tractor. Glad it is back in Richfield and looking forward to taking it to shows and learning more about it. We even have a good-size tractor show in September in Richfield to bring it to!

 

Thanks for reading and looking at the pictures!

 

I need to upload a video of Adam driving it, but here are the pictures that grnlark took if you didn't see the classified ad.

 

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Posted July 28, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Welcome "home" Red-E!

 

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Posted July 28, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Neat story and great tractor. Looking forward to the video. Thanks for sharing. Roger.


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Posted July 28, 2013 - 09:44 PM

 


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Posted July 28, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Congrats on the new Gt! Like said above that was a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us!

 

That is a cool looking tractor and the engine sounds great, thanks for the video. :thumbs:


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Posted July 28, 2013 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for the story and the ride around on the E. looks good there in WI
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Posted July 29, 2013 - 12:51 AM

Great to see that that there is someone else here that takes long road trips :D :D :D

 

Great story and a danged nice looking tractor.

 

I have done a number of long trips in the last couple of years.  Only one was in the pickup.  All the others were in a motorhome, which is definitely a nicer way to travel.

 

While getting a new tractor or attachment is nice, the best part has to be meeting fellow GT enthusiasts, and seeing some of the beautiful scenery that this country has to offer.

 

I was down in central Virginia a few weeks ago, and as luck would have it, I'm heading back down that way again in the coming week.

 

I'm blessed with a wife that, when I say "ROAD TRIP!", she answers, "When are we leaving?" . :D :D :D


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 12:59 AM

Nice trip and a fantastic tractor. Thanks for the story and photos. I hope your 4 legged friend finds a nice home also.


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 02:16 AM

Nice tractor! Good to see it back home again!


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 02:48 AM

great story, Michelle! And I've never seen a comic reading dog before  readfundog.jpg   lesenderHund.jpg


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:22 AM

You might consider this show http://www.dcapc.org/ coming up this weekend as there are some of the greatest Economy tractor minds at the show.I think there were something like 55 Economy tractors at the show last year.


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:40 AM

We'll be there with the Red-E and one other "surprise" we're borrowing this week! That's why Adam bumped the road trip up so we would have it for the Economy Reunion. 



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 11:48 AM


In New Jersey, we delivered a tractor Adam sold and learned that we cannot pump our own fuel. Weird!


Interesting huh ? NJ & Oregon are the only 2 states that don't allow self service gas stations. You must be a trained "petroleum transfer technician" to pump gas. And our gas is cheaper then most states with self serve. Go figure.

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Posted August 01, 2013 - 09:26 PM

It would help if the "petroleum transfer technician" spoke English.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 06:42 AM

It would also help if the "petroleum transfer technician" transferred the correct type of petroleum product.  Several years back, my boss was working on a job in NJ and stopped for gas.  The "technician" filled up his diesel truck with gasoline.  He caught it quick enough not to do any damage and had the truck towed to a local garage to drain and flush the system.  The station owner claimed he told the "technician" to fill with gas and refused to pay for the repairs.  It's ridiculous that it eventually took a lawyer to get such an obvious thing resolved.


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