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Posted January 11, 2015 - 09:37 AM

I bought two of these BH over a year ago. He was paid back then, just have not been able to figure out how to get them down here reasonably. Got a chance to pick up a JB1 parts tractor this past week with the help of a good friend, so decided if the weather holds I am heading up that way this weekend after I finish up some business in Baltimore. Will be taking Troy's JD snow blower on my way up.

I am needing some Haban sickle mower parts, just in case someone in my path just happens to have some parts off a haban for sale. i will be mostly empty heading north from Baltimore to RI- can use gas money if someone has something needing hauled in my path.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 09:56 AM

Have a safe trip. Hope you get headed back South before the next system gets up there!


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Best of luck with the weather. Fortunately for you, you are not going too far north. And getting those BH's home is definitely worth it.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Safe trip
Happy hunting
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Posted January 11, 2015 - 10:50 AM

I wish you a safe trip but want to warn you that we are supposed to get a storm tonight in CT. If you have the choice, avoid the George Washington  Bridge and I-95 through NY and the western half of CT. The traffic can be brutal, sometimes only 10 miles per hour for 50 miles, especially on a Sunday.

 

I live on the CT/RI border. When going south, I take the "long way" by going The Tapanzee Bridge and RT84. Its an extra 30 miles but is sometimes hours shorter. 

 

When you get off the main roads up here be carefull of black ice and hardpack snow on town roads. Any place that was shaded from the sun yesterday is going to be slippery. I did a short trip to the transfer station yesterday which convinced me to stay home. Its very tricky, you have long stretches of clear road then all of a sudden you are fish tailling. I've been driving in this for 47 years but its the others that scare me. A young girl almost hit me yesterday, because she was slidding and in the middle of the road . I had to pull over onto the shoulder to avoid her.

 

Winter driving in the north requires a good kit in the car. Blankets, extra jackets, a shovel, food, flashlights and a container of a traction helper are the basics. I usually carry a plastic bucket of sand in case of getting stuck in an icy spot. I carry a complete survival kit with candles, winter coveralls, camping gear, tire chains, and a crank up radio/light. Also, keep your gas tank atleast 1/2 full to avoid condensation problems. When you buy gas, keep the reciept because sometimes there is water in it, which at these temperatues will freeze up the fuel lines and kill the car. With the reciept you can make the gas station pay for it. Never fill up if the tanker truck is there delivering.

 

Fore warned is fore armed. Have a safe and uneventfull trip. Good Luck, Rick

 

Watch out on gas prices! I'm paying $2.65 per gallon but I hear NJ and RI are much lower.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:28 PM

As a native of Maine, I second the excellent advice provided by boyscout862.


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 12:38 PM

PLEASE TAKE ME BACK WITH YOU......... I NEED TO SEE THE SUN AGAIN. great score on the BH's look like great gt's


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 02:15 PM

Have a safe trip Scott, and Thanks again for aided assistance. Gas money is waiting on you my Friend!  


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 03:37 PM

Have a good trip, another D4-12, :thumbs:


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 02:54 PM

Scott, Be safe and have fun up that way. Are you going to be parting that one, if so I need a few things for my JB II.


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 05:44 PM

Thanks Brian, I have not decided what to do with it- I do plan on taking off some parts that my other one is missing- when you have time send me a list of what you need
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Posted January 14, 2015 - 06:42 PM

We are supposed to have a decent Saturday and Sunday but Sunday evening may be nasty. That weather will probably come through NY and PA first so, Sunday may be nasty on the way home. Have a safe and uneventful trip. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 07:27 PM

I hope to be heading south by 8am Sunday - it's a 12 hr drive- but if I get tired will stop for the night.
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Posted January 17, 2015 - 07:09 AM

A little chilly here this morning...10 degrees, predicting a high of 20. Hope you packed your thermals!!!


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Posted January 17, 2015 - 07:51 AM

Did bring my insulated coveralls, so I am semi prepared. Rick had reminded me to bring warm clothes just in case. Look forward to seeing you this afternoon. (Where did my high in the mid 30's forecast go?)
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