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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2014 - 09:26 PM

Snagged a really nice AC tonite...again.  There's been a lot coming and going around here lately, but one in particular that has been a keeper on my list for a while now.  This is the second time I've brought this old girl home, and she's not much worse for the wear on round two! 

 

I picked this 917H up from it's original owner a couple years back.  It was in primo condition, having been a mower deicated to a seasonal cottage, where the owner openly admitted that it was overkill and had seen little use.  It had to be a low hour unit, and so I paid a pretty fair sum to make it mine.

Fast forward only a few weeks, and my love affair with my first 900/7100 series machine was stiffled by the constant begging of a good friend to let him take it home.  Whatever was pressing for me at the time required financing, and so his growing offers wore me down.  He took it home, tilled some, mowed some, and even pushed some snow, but never quite used it like he expected.  Tables turned recently, and he wanted some cash a bit more than the machine and told me to come get it back.
 

And so, it's returned home, and is as great as I remember it.  Sure is a sharp machine.
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My little helper wasted no time meeting the AC that Daddy had owned a short time before his birth.  Even brought me a celabratory brew
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My Finance Director approved...this has become a familiar sight.  The 'test ride' to determine if a tractor is a keeper or not might now be tradition.
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My little buddy is almost too big for Dad's lap on a Sovereign now.  He still has plenty of room to ride along on the Legacy, but needs to grow a bit to drive anything on his own.
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I squeezed her in tonite, but it's getting tight again in here...no room for the diesel, it has to stay next door.
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Posted April 08, 2014 - 09:45 PM

Wow that is in great condition!!! Great story and collection! Thanks for posting :thumbs:



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Posted April 08, 2014 - 10:02 PM

Nice AC, and a nice big collection you have there.

Thanks for sharing.



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Posted April 08, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Nice tractor. Nice collection also.   Looks like all are having fun. You don't have any snow.....maybe I'll have to send you some....                           Roger.



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Posted April 08, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Nice looking tractor, sounds like you did well.  What a nice collection, too.  :thumbs:

 

Ben W.



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 05:24 AM

Nice to see the family involved in your hobby :thumbs:  You sure have a nice fleet and well kept garage :worshippy1:  something I can't do lol



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Great story for a great tractor.

 

It won't be long 'til the assistant will be on his own small frame.



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Wow, it sure is in nice condition.  Great looking collection too!



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 07:28 PM

I see a new shed in the future. The boss looks like she's doing a lot faster than 7mph.

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Posted April 09, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Is it time to start on a different brand yet?



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Posted April 10, 2014 - 06:52 AM

Ive had other brands but they just dont stick. I have the Swisher Big Mow buried back there, and am brining home a Wheel Horse and Porter Cable in the near future. I dont think the horse will stick, but the PC is a peach and in Wards bronze, which Im a sucker for.
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Posted April 10, 2014 - 06:55 AM

There's even a "Homelite" hiding in there.


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 07:40 AM

There's even a "Homelite" hiding in there.


Three!

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Posted April 10, 2014 - 08:05 AM

Three's even better!


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Three's even better!

 

Isn't it great to hang out in a place where everyone thinks alike on that matter?  :rocker2:






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