Just Bought a Bush Hog T-63
Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:43 PM
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!
Posted December 28, 2010 - 06:52 PM
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.
Stopped & ate lunch at a neat 50's style diner.
Here's the new bridge near Maysville, Ky crossing the river into Ohio.
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.
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
Looks like it was a fun trip
Nice looking Bush Hog
Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:19 PM
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Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:45 PM
Nice new addition too.
Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:54 PM
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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:
Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:58 PM
Posted December 29, 2010 - 04:39 PM
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!
Posted December 29, 2010 - 04:51 PM
I can't find much of anything with noticeable wear on it. I don't think this machine has seen that many hours use.
Posted December 29, 2010 - 05:24 PM
I got January 1964 as the Date of Manufacture