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#1 Newpaws493 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 02:29 PM

Guys after shelling out 150 bucks this weekend, I guess the lightheadedness had me wondering about how/why I ended up in this type of stuff. I realize that some spend lots more and more often.

I guess I'm just trying to pick brains...Is anyone out there...!? :loosing_it:  


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 02:42 PM

does it make you happy? like the thrill of the hunt? enjoy getting that deal? as long as your family is taken care of and you spend within your budget who cares? you could be doing a lot worse than playing with a couple of gts, and if you have kids its a good healthy hobby, outdoors, learning mechanics,about tools, skills that someday will be in demand again, mark my words it will happen. i quit drinking so i would have a few extra bucks to play with my tractors, bad influence, i think not, now i spend more time outdoors in my garden playing with my tractors than sitting in some seedy bar


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 02:59 PM

Farmer John said it about good as it can be said.

 

I do know how you feel sometimes but like someone made the point about how expensive some tires are... Sure a set might cost $400 but how long will they last... I've got GT's with tires that are over 40 year old on them. The same can be said for the other parts. Take care and they will easily pay for themselves many times over.


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 03:01 PM

Always liked mechanical things these GT's are not only fun but a hobby that has some usefulness in them. I use almost all my Gt's at least once a week.


Edited by Arti, August 05, 2013 - 03:02 PM.

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 03:24 PM

It could be a lot worse!  If you were into Motorcycles or Bicycles you could easily drop $500 - 1K over a weekend.  Plus like Farmer John said things last a long time on a tractor so your $150 was probably well spent.


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 04:18 PM

$150? Did you have something else in mind for that money?


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 04:43 PM

For me I sometimes question the time I devote to the tractors rather than the money. It's great fun to learn about these tractors, repair and rebuild them and most of all use them. It's just hard for me to make the time commitment required to restore a tractor properly. 


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 04:44 PM

It's the thrill of the hunt and time well spent with family and friends for me.

 

I know people that spend hundreds of dollars on a weekend playing bingo or carousing and have nada to show for it except a hangover or dobber stains.


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 05:25 PM

I consider it cheap therapy. besides there is a lot worse things to do with your time and money. I gotta agree with everybody on this one.


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 06:25 PM

I agree with everyone else. Personally, it is a great hobby and a great stress relief for me!!! This may sound weird to some, but when I go into the garage, it is like I am in my own little world. As long as you keep within your budget, I am good with buying as many tractors as you want!


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:38 PM

 It's just hard for me to make the time commitment required to restore a tractor properly. 

What is properly? It doesn't have to look brand new. Sometimes I like the looks of an old faded, worn, well cared for tractor, that still keeps purring away. Something that shows it's battle scars and makes you think about how they used to build 'em. You don't have to do the work all at once. Do the important stuff first, then the other things as time permits.

 

I have a 1970 Wheel Horse Electro12 that has the original engine, runs like a top, and shows every bit of it's 43 years.


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:45 PM

I really appreciate youz guys joining in this moment of reflection which verged on Gt blasphemy. I'm not really surprised by the words of reality and support for something that many out there (elsewhere) have not a clue or the slightest interest in. They would probably never understand until they got one or many of their own. 

Which leads me to wonder why nobody offered any cheese to go with my whine-ing... :bigrofl:

I was purposefully driving along about 150 miles away from home this weekend, made a few stops and pulled into a gas station.,only to find I was being followed. To my amazement this is what I saw...

 

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Somewhere along the way, somebody took my money and crammed my trailer with stuff !!!

 

 


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Do we have to wait for the next thread to find out what you gott  unter der? Wheel Horse round hood?


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Is it a 600 or a 900 Bolens?


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:38 PM

What is properly? ...

I have a 1970 Wheel Horse Electro12 that has the original engine, runs like a top, and shows every bit of it's 43 years.

I think the emphasis is on "properly" as opposed to just a spray bomb and a new seat. I think most of us can appreciate one that has been cared for in it's work clothes... I actually prefer then that way too.

 

Is it a 600 or a 900 Bolens?

 

That's the first thing I thought. Hood looks like bolens to me... but there is a yellow blade or something behind it.

 

All I have to say is if you have that trailer full for only $150 then you are doing alright my friend.


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