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#31 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:43 PM

Nra.....been there done that with my X also. I got stuck with all the credit debt though, but she didn't touch the farm either. We had tons of farm debt then, so I told her if she wanted her share of the farm, it would be a debt instead of money in her pocket. She settled with me taking the credit cards. Took me quite a while to clear them out, but I did.
I now don't have anything even remotely near the average American's credit card debt (which I believe is around $16 Grand). It's just I'd rather not have any, so thus me saying my credit card "is in pain"....more like it pains me having any debt there at all. My newest vehicle is a 98 Cherokee, my truck is a 97 F250. NEVER had a new vehicle in my life except for a Honda SL125 when I was 15yrs old. Paid it off in one year too. About the only engine powered lawn or garden piece of equipment (other than weedeaters/chain saws) I've ever bought new was a Troybilt Pony tiller, which I still have & use. Many of my vehicles I've bought over the years were damaged I bought from "bent & dent" sales lots. I repaired/painted them myself. But I'm done with that & will buy ready to drive vehicles from here on out.
Gonna run me $100+ for gas (+ meals) to go get the T-63, but I can go cash for that. Can't wait to get her running! 10hr round trip, but done that before quite a few times, but I do dread such drives these days. Oh what we do for our hobby!

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 06:52 PM

Back home with my T-63, but no "at home pics" as it was dark & cold. But I took some freshly loaded. Also some pics of other stuff of his & the trip.
The T-63 is in as good a shape as it looked on ebay, with the exception of not being able to see someone had welded the pto clutch solid & the engagement arm/assembly is gone. Otherwise it's super! I can likely grind the welds out & repair it. When I get a manual, it'll show me how the pto engagement was made & I'll fabricate the parts.
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Stopped & ate lunch at a neat 50's style diner.

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Here's the new bridge near Maysville, Ky crossing the river into Ohio.

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Couldn't see what kind of place this is with the smokestacks. It's just a couple miles from the bridge, on the Ohio side.

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This is a castle between Versailles & Lexington, just off the end of the Bluegrass Parkway. I always heard it was taken apart & shipped from England, then reassembled. Then I hear word otherwise. No matter, it's awesome. You can rent rooms by the night or week.....IF you can afford it!!! Hard to take pics in 55MPH traffic!

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the pics Daniel.
Looks like it was a fun trip

Nice looking Bush Hog

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:19 PM

Looks good Daniel....

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:27 PM

Out of the 500 mile trip, only about 100 miles were interstate...Bluegrass Parkway. The rest was secondary roads & NO traffic issues at all! Just as fast or faster than going mostly interstae, and nowhere near as boring. Was nice scenery, right through Thoroughbred country!

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:45 PM

Enjoyed going with you!
Nice new addition too.
Thanks Daniel.

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:54 PM

Looks like it was a good trip. Enjoy your new hog!

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:03 PM

Nice looking tractor, looks like you had a good trip. Thanks for the pictures!!
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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:11 PM

Nice looking tractor and nice scenery along the way, a good trip all around Daniel! Congrats on the latest Bush Hog!

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:22 PM

Nice looking tractor and some nice looking scenery Daniel. The Bush Hogs are really starting to grow on me now. I really like the looks of the hood and lights.

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:39 PM

Nice looking tractor and some nice looking scenery Daniel. The Bush Hogs are really starting to grow on me now. I really like the looks of the hood and lights.


Well, if any Bush Hog tractors show up in your area, they're yours, free & clear of danger of me buying. Wait though....I just checked Mapquest & that's the same mileage as the KC dairy meeting! I can do that trip! Only bad thing....I get reimbursed for my KC trip. Maybe you'll reimburse my trip up your way George????????:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:58 PM

The tractor looks really well kept. That diner looks like it was fun. Congrats

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 04:39 PM

Believe it or not, as bad as that left front flat tire looks, it's tubed & holds air! Tire is pretty rotten, so likely have to replace it later.
BRIAN......woohoo....need your help with the engine numbers to try to dial in the year of this tractor, being Bush Hog burned all the production records.
It's an S7D, serial #3765091 spec#221127. Thanks in advance!

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 04:51 PM

Forgot to add.....I've been checking out the engine & it cranks over great, but spark is way to weak to fire. Compressions is great as it blows my finger off the plug hole with authority! For now I may just switch condenser & slap on a battery fired coil. The points look good as new. With the PTO clutch being all welded up, it will be a pain to pull the parts off to get at the mag, so a quick change of ignition will get me going for now. The deck spindle bearing feels fine, as well as the mule pulley bearings. All 3 are greaseable type too. I really hate how the PTO was welded. They put quite a weld on it too.
I can't find much of anything with noticeable wear on it. I don't think this machine has seen that many hours use.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 05:24 PM

ok...
I got January 1964 as the Date of Manufacture




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