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#1 C130A Flight Engineer OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Well, even though I made the trip last month, I thought I'd finally get it posted about my road trip that ought to put "Old Buzzard" to shame.

 

5,400 miles round trip in the trusty 2006 F-150 pulling an enclosed 14 foot trailer.  Leaving Atwater, California with the G10 in the back of the pick-up, I headed for Crawfordsville Indiana via I-80.  In Crawfordsville I picked up an early 1950's Airens Model B Rotortiller.  Then up to Madison Wisconsin where I picked up another Bolens 900.  Then off to Minnesota, delivered the G10 with Mower Deck to my brother as a birthday present where I also picked up the 1225 and 1455 I had purchased and he stored for me there.  Took the snowthrower off the 1225 and put it on the G10 for him, loaded the 900 in the truck, put the 1225 and 1455 in the trailer with the rotor tiller, visited for a few days and then back to California!  5,400 miles in my 2006 F-150, still sporting all the original engine accessories including the fan belt at 172,000 miles!

 

I have to say, the 1224 doesn't impress me much from an engineering perspective, it is IMHO a mediocre machine.  The 1455 on the other hand is well thought out, well thought engineered and I love it!

 

 

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:39 PM

Nice Haul!

Looks like you have enough projects to keep you busy :D



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:39 PM

Now that's a trip!



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:44 PM

That is a good looking fleet you have! :thumbs:  Thanks for sharing.

 

 

 

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:17 PM

WOW, when you go on a "Road Trip" your aren't kidding!

Thanks for the photos.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:30 PM

I like your collection of aircraft :D  


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:41 PM

I like your collection of aircraft :D  

Same, I was going to ask about those large birds....



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Wow you did all that if a Ford you are a brave man.

 

 

 

 

I was hoping the 130 would be in the Fleet pics.



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Holy poo 5400 miles. I thought I was crazy driving 2300 miles.

 

Enjoy the Bolens. They are great machines, especially the large frames.



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 10:19 PM

Now that's a Road trip with a capital R! 

 

Don't know that I would like to make one like that in a pickup though.  I'll stick to the HMS Rainmaker  :D :D :D

 

Good looking bunch of tractors too :thumbs:



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 04:31 AM

Wow you did all that if a Ford you are a brave man.


Hey now! Lol I run 2-3,000 miles a week with my Ford and I seem to remember reading about your Chevy giving you some problems :D
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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:00 AM

Wow, that's an incredible trip. LOTS of windshield time. Did you have a copilot or did you just talk to yourself? :D


Nice looking fleet. :thumbs:

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 08:21 AM

That is a real road trip. Glad you got to see my home town, Crawfordsville, IN. What I really like about the photos is the back ground, not everyone has a bunch of cool Aircraft in their background!! Oh and nice bunch of Bolens :D



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 09:17 AM

At least when my Chevy breaks it is worth fixing. :rocker2: And it got me home even though ti was sick. :thumbs:


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 09:48 AM

My Ford ran 220 miles home pulling 19,000 lbs with a dime sized hole in a piston, I think that can count in it's favor :D BTW, the piston developing the hole was my own fault...too much boost, not enough cooling




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