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#1 nade-em OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:09 PM

This is a story i wrote for my 6 year old daughter :D



This is my story. I am  John Deere 314 garden tractor. I was born in 1982.

I was assembled in the Horicon factory by workers who took great care i looked and ran my best for my new owner.

I was so excited to be started for the first time! I ran great and looked good in my green body and yellow rims.




After i was crated up, i was sent to a dealership. That's the people who were going to find me a loving home.

I remember sitting there on the showroom floor when a gentleman came and inquired about a new lawnmower.

I was beside myself, i was hoping he would pick me! Turns out i was exactly what my new owner wanted!

I got to ride on a trailer to my new home. My owner came out and asked if i was ready to go mow some grass.

So with a turn of the key, i roared to life. We spent many summers cutting grass , him and i.
He took really good care of me. Washing and waxing, changing my oil every year.

One day i was patiently waiting for my owner to come out and cut grass with me. I waited and waited and waited.

He never came back. After a while of sitting i was put away in a shed and forgotten.




I was alone and never knew

why i was put here. Did i do something wrong? Will my owner come get me again? After a while in the shed people i didn't

know came by. What were they doing here? Where is my owner?, i thought.

They came to take me apart. They took my carburator , my starter , my air cleaner and my side shields.


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I was broken now and wondered if i was ever going to be run and cut grass again. My tires went flat and i started to leak

something on the floor. For 10 years i sat here forgotten and neglected.



One cold day my shed door opened. Who is that?, i thought. My owner? No, it was someone new. He came to look at me and

shook his head in sadness. I was pushed and pulled out of the shed since i didn't run anymore. I was loaded on another

trailer similar to the one that brought me home so many years ago. Where are we going? Why am i leaving my owners house?

He'll be back to get me , i know it.


I arrived at a new place that was unfamiliar to me. I was pushed into a garage.

Oh no ,  this new person is going to take me more apart! I was beginning to wonder what my fate was when my new owner

came back with a strange contraption. He hooked it up to a hose. Hmmm, what's that for? I soon found out i was getting a bath!




I was scrubbed everywhere. Now i was clean! I kinda like this new person. My old tires were replaced and then i was getting

new parts put back on me. Will i be able to run again? After about 2 months of my new owner working on me and putting me back together,


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He told me it was time. With a turn of the key , a couple puffs of smoke i roared back to life! I was so happy to be running again!

Him and i spent almost every night together. Getting new parts, polished and waxed. My rims got painted. I have to say i was looking

good! I am now plowing snow and dirt! I must say that was fun! I hope to be around for many years to come.

 Sometimes i wonder how or why i got a second chance, but i plan on being the best John Deere 314 i can be!


----THE END-----




Edited by nade-em, June 01, 2014 - 09:13 AM.

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:19 PM

I almost shed a tear....

I always thought old machinery is sad when neglected and forgotten.

same with cars in a junk yard. Someone bought that car new and showed it off to their family amd friends. Washed and waxed then tossed away
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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Good looking Deere and nice story.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted June 01, 2014 - 03:46 AM

nice story, I hope, the young lady enjoy it

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 05:11 AM

Great story! Tractor looks good now!

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 05:55 AM

Your making me feel guilty! My 314 had a lot of history too. It's currently waiting to be repaired again. I borrowed a few parts for the 317 and it's got a flat front tire. I'll have to go out to the shed and encourage it. 

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 06:27 AM

Nice story. Did she enjoy it ?
I did.

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 07:05 AM

>sniff< That's beautiful! >squeak<

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 07:57 AM

Excellent story.

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 10:20 AM

Creative account of this 314's life to date. I enjoyed it and hope it serves to inspire me and others, thank you. 

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 05:37 PM

Thanks guys! My daughter thought it was neat.


A little backround to the true story .


The owner never came back because he had passed away. I bought it from his son that wanted nothing to do with it.


So my 314 needed rescued, something all of us needs every once in awhile.

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