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Posted December 12, 2013 - 10:18 PM

If I get laid off, I'll come out and help with the T190 w/forks and the neighbor's 26' enclosed trailer.  Sounds like a good time to me. You bring the coffee, I'll bring the smokes.

 

 

I can bring the 1886 with loader and a another 1886 with flail mower. :D



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Posted December 12, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Ken is one of the best leg pullers I have known. :D

Also has really good taste in coffee. Unfortunately, he got my wife hooked on those spendy coffee filters.



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Posted December 13, 2013 - 07:42 AM

here's a few more photos,  the back yard was full of parts tractors.  The tractor with the lift shows you a old photo off of his web sight of what it looked like and now what it looks like.  I believe it is still sitting in the front yard, as is, last time I went by. 

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Posted December 13, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Ken - are you pulling our legs?


But of course I am. I'd be homeless if I even attempted to bring all that stuff home. Wife is a saint with my tractor fetishes, but even saints have limits.
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Posted December 13, 2013 - 09:02 AM

It is a shame it has went to this as I was talking to him a few years ago and could not get him to sell it. I would say there is no much stuff left now as I have seen a lot of nos stuff pop up on ebay from that area lately.


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 09:08 AM

What a shame...



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Posted December 13, 2013 - 09:12 AM

It is a shame it has went to this as I was talking to him a few years ago and could not get him to sell it. I would say there is no much stuff left now as I have seen a lot of nos stuff pop up on ebay from that area lately.

 

I have noticed that too.....

I guess the poachers already got to it..... Hope they paid for it though as that would be pretty low going out and sealing then selling parts for insane amounts of money :(


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 09:17 AM

I seen alot from Portland IN lately...... Funny thing is I just checked the Sonny's old site and he was from Portland!!! :wallbanging:


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 09:19 AM

Could another family member be selling it off for him?

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Posted December 13, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Wondered the same thing if a family member or a friend is selling some of it off for him,you guys need to be careful what your saying here,make sure you have the facts,just my opinion


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Wondered the same thing if a family member or a friend is selling some of it off for him,you guys need to be careful what your saying here,make sure you have the facts,just my opinion

 

You would think they would mention that it came from "Sonnys" in their listings though.... With the good reputation and volume of parts they once had you would think you would want to advertise that.

 

I guess we'll never know though unless someone who is either in the family or a close friend comes out and says something.



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Posted December 13, 2013 - 05:30 PM

The last couple years Sonny's was selling there were a lot of problems getting parts you bought and getting through to them,


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Posted December 13, 2013 - 07:52 PM

If I saw something advertised with Sonnys, I would suggest not purchasing unless you make the transaction in person. Sonnys was a something of the past. In recent years they have acquired an undesired reputation with internet sales. 

 

 

You would think they would mention that it came from "Sonnys" in their listings though.... With the good reputation and volume of parts they once had you would think you would want to advertise that.

 

I guess we'll never know though unless someone who is either in the family or a close friend comes out and says something.



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Posted December 13, 2013 - 07:55 PM

If I saw something advertised with Sonnys, I would suggest not purchasing unless you make the transaction in person. Sonnys was a something of the past. In recent years they have acquired an undesired reputation with internet sales. 

 

Well, that's why I said "Once" :D

I think things started going downhill in 2009






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