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#1 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Chopperhed started a thread about how he came up with his user name and that is where the idea came from.

 

Some user names "appear" to be obvious, while others are obscure or seem just strange. Curiosity got to me about this, so I will start.

 

When I started my job in 1988, at the City mechanic's shop fresh out of community college, I was lost. Training was with a big guy (about 6'4") named Bob, who specialized on fire and rescue equipment. Next to his work area was an older gent named Lanny, lovingly known as the old hillbilly. Lanny worked on street sweepers, hot patchers and crack fillers. Lanny called Bob The Big Kid. It was about a week after I started when Lanny looked at me standing next to Bob and stated "Bob, I'm sorry to say but you are no longer The Big Kid. Geno, you are "The Big Kid", Bob, do you see the size of this kid?" I am 6'7" and was about #350 at the time. That was how it started. My tool box has Big Kid painted on the lid, done by the guy who used to label all the cars and trucks. It is now on my license plate. The best part is I still feel like a kid, at least mentally.

 

 

 

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:09 PM

I sometimes get my mords wixed! I have way more tractors than garden. Its easy to remember. Tractorgarden PS I do not have a peach inspedement.


Edited by tractorgarden, December 17, 2013 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Mines pretty much self explanatory.

 

I eat, breathe, and sleep garden tractors - I just shortened it up some. 


Edited by Gtractor, December 17, 2013 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Mine is easy, I live in TEXAS and when I joined I only owned JD's and Wheel Horse tractors.

 

Boy, a lot has changed because of all the cool things I've learned here about all the different brands.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:25 PM

  32 yrs working on rock crushers, hence, the name.

                                                         Mike


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:03 AM

I was looking for some documents and needed a username. Well, JD is clear and rasentrac is a mix of the german word 'Rasen' (lawn) and tractor - that's all.


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:08 AM

85 tons of fun.
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Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:25 AM

I went looking for a garden tractor to use in the local garden tractor pulling club.

moto-mower #1

 

A few weeks later, I came across an ad for a couple more moto-mowers.

 

When GTs went from one to 3, my wife asked if I was breeding them.

 

 

Little did we know they would start to cross-breed.


Edited by motobreeder, December 18, 2013 - 12:26 AM.

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:40 AM

Being a self employed trim carpenter & my wife says everywhere I go I leave Sawdust.
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Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:58 AM

My first tractor was/is a 1946 Massey Harris 81. It's a little bigger than a GT.

Here is a pic with my Dad driving it.
http://gardentractor...riving-my-mh81/
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Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:59 AM

mine came from needing a user name for something i can't remember now and it has just stuck ever since  


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 01:03 AM

Just used some of the letters from my whole name. I tend to not think in complicated circles.  :smilewink:


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 01:20 AM

I am a retired auto body repaiman,. and one day long ago the boss wanted everybody in the offioce and came to the door and yelled ok all you tinbenders come to the office. I have been tinbender ever since, on the cb and I was signing up for somethimg on the internet and timbender was taken so now I am tinbender7


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 01:31 AM

I bleed green.. even my wife says that. Yup.. JD only in this house..

 

 

85 tons of fun.
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Keep my ex outta this.. 


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 01:41 AM

Wish I had a story but when the cord was cut, their it was...

 

I bleed green.. even my wife says that. Yup.. JD only in this house..

 

 

Keep my ex outta this.. 

so your ex was a little lady compared to my  ex  :bigrofl:


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