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#1 cpg OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Well, this summer I have managed to add another five tractors to the collection. Before I just had garden tractors that happened to be classics around for various jobs but I really have the bug now! So much easier and cheaper to haul and collect than my big tractors. Here is the latest pic of the section of my garage that has become the GT area!

 

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That doesn't include the 1971 Massey 12 hydro that is in my workshop area for restoration! It is a total basket case but I have always wanted a Massey so it will be a fun restoration. Now up to nine inlcuding the walk behind and I also have a line on a Cub Cadet that I hope to pick up this next week as well. Think its crossing over from a hobby to an addiction!


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 10:55 PM

The only cure for GT addiction is running out of room to store them.
It looks like u can fit a few more. Great looking collection!
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Posted August 23, 2014 - 11:04 PM

At least you're not wasting money and you're having fun. The machines come in handy, too. This is a far cheaper hobby than others I've had. So far I've mowed the place three times with my 64 Landlord, cleared the snow with the Sears SS18 smoothed out the driveway with the Allis big 10, and now I'm playing with the 59 Davis Bradley I picked up today.

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 12:27 AM

YES


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 12:47 AM

Oh yeah, really can't have much more fun than this and they are useful; my 1970 Jacobsen is still my main lawn mower and I love running it more than a lot of newer machines I have used. Even my walk behind snow blower that I use for tight spots around my yard is a 1969 Montgomery Ward so I guess that could just about be included as well!

 

classic, that is a really nice little David Bradley; I love those Suburbans.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 01:07 AM

Thanks cpg. I'll be spending hours and hours cleaning the old hardened up grease, dirt, and oil off of this DB.I will have to repaint the wheels since they are the wrong shade of blue. I'll be leaving it as original as possible. The steering is real tight and nothing seems to be worn very much.
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:41 AM

NICE !!!! I am out of room, that does not stop the fever, i am now selling and refining my collection


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:37 AM

NICE !!!! I am out of room, that does not stop the fever, i am now selling and refining my collection

Exactly, so far I've owned and sold a cub 100 a Bolens 600 a simplicity 101 a 1958 wheelhorse rj  1961 Wheelhorse 551 I kept a penn panzer a 58 wheelhorse rj a1964 landlord 990314 a 1957 Bolens super ram a 1962 Gemco big boy and a1963 massey exc 7 my cut is a early  90's simplicity cavalier I need one more for my ( A )  collection that being a 1965 case130



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:52 AM

I've been wondering lately if I should wear a GT Medic Alert bracelet. That might be a money maker for the forum.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:20 AM

I've been wondering lately if I should wear a GT Medic Alert bracelet. That might be a money maker for the forum.

That might be a little confusing to a first responder. :D   Rick



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:24 AM

". Think its crossing over from a hobby to an addiction!"

The cure for this is a 12 step program.  The first and most important step is to send me all your G.T.'s for safe keeping.   I would be willing to make this sacrafice on your behalf!    :smilewink:  :smilewink: :smilewink:    Rick 



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:30 AM

The cure for this is a 12 step program.  The first and most important step is to send me all your G.T.'s for safe keeping.   I would be willing to make this sacrafice on your behalf!    :smilewink:  :smilewink: :smilewink:    Rick 

Step two,.......transfer the said GTs to Trowel's barn in Ma for more distance in case the urges become overwhelming.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 08:10 AM

This is funny I just bought my fifth GT & a little over a year ago all I had was my MF 12 which had been stored for many years. I got on here & realized what I had & the commorodity amoung tractor folks is how I got the fever. Everywhere I go I'm looking for rusty objects with four wheels.
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 03:56 PM

You'll be fine until you cross the line between collecting and hoarding, then a few who have already identified themselves will step in with an intervention and "help" you out of the addiction. lol.
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:34 PM

You'll be fine until you cross the line between collecting and hoarding, then a few who have already identified themselves will step in with an intervention and "help" you out of the addiction. lol.

You called ??


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