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#196 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Thanks.  For bring the forklift attachment back, Willie.  I agree with what you said, it really does look better on the tractor than off and in your living room.

 

Ben W.

 

It wasn't strong enough to pick up my daily dose of  coffee any how.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 05:28 AM

That looks great!


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 06:20 AM

Nice work Ben. Looks great.

OB should be one happy camper. I bet there won't be one thing in his yard

that doesn't get moved around in the next little while.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:04 AM

AAWWESOME!!! :worshippy1:  :thumbs:  Just wanna know how the load, offload and longhaul logistics are covered. Silly me, she looks to have low belly and lotsa weight. Is OB using his green trailer or...????


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 12:03 PM

OB Stop by here on your way home and we can test it out.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 02:58 PM

NICE!!!!!

That turned out great Ben

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 07:19 PM

Thanks to everyone for the kind words.  It was a fun project to tackle! 

 

It wasn't strong enough to pick up my daily dose of  coffee any how.

 

I was always surprised that you never sterilized that cattle waterer, but it was your coffee.

 

Ben W.



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:44 AM

AAWWESOME!!! :worshippy1:  :thumbs:  Just wanna know how the load, offload and longhaul logistics are covered. Silly me, she looks to have low belly and lotsa weight. Is OB using his green trailer or...????

 

I have a different motorhome AND trailer now  :D :D :D

 

You must remember this trailer, which was a rental from Sunbelt Rentals:

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Since then, I bought my own trailer, and we now have a different motorhome.
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Here it is just about to depart for Ben's for the refurb.
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Edited by OldBuzzard, June 26, 2014 - 05:49 AM.

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:13 PM

Thinking of you this evening OB clouds came up but went away. And we just got a flash flood warning around 10:00 pm so you must be on yor way {LOL}


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Ben, that turned out fantastic!


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 08:20 AM

The "refurbish" on that Bolens forklift looks great.

You did an excellent job on it Ben and I think OB will be very proud of it.

I have enjoyed following along on the progress.    Thank you for sharing this project.


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Stellar rebuild!


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:52 PM

Gentlemen, let me tell you, the pictures just do NOT do it justice. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  

 

Generally when we see pics, the tractor always looks better in the pic than when you go to see it.

 

This is just to opposite.  It's WAY better than I expected.  Ben did an absolutely awesome job!

 

We just got to the campground, and while I was getting registered, two guys were asking me about it :D :D :D

 

When we (Ben, Kenny [Littledeere], and I went aroung to the garage to look at if I think I tossed Ben a bit of a curve ball, because after we checked it out a bit I said "Ben, it isn't finished yet."  Ben kinda looked at me wide eyed and I knew that he had forgotten that I was bringing the rubber pad for the brake pedal with me. :rolling:

 

Anyway we got that installed and the Forklift was then 100% finished.


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Very nice!!


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