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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 09:58 PM

My two 1622's on a trailer, rescued from the barn they were in and deep snow.

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Are they coming home for some love and attention?

 

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:08 PM

Are they coming home for some love and attention?

 

Ben W.

Of course, don't you remember him getting out of the hobby?


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:42 AM

In PA at moment, still to come to IN, then another trip up to me. NO place to put them, so might be under a tarp outside for ME also till spring. Wife seems to have to have her car in the house garage in winter. Isn't cooperative on giving up the space, heh!


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 05:33 AM

Of course, don't you remember him getting out of the hobby?

Now, to be fair, haven't we ALL gotten out of the hobby like this at least once?



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Posted February 24, 2015 - 05:38 AM

   sweet !!!!!!!!!  I like those, had a chance to get one but passed on it  :wallbanging:  should have scooped it up.  nice original looking machines.  they even look straight and clean.  good start to a refurbish.

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 05:50 AM

Glad you could rescue them, GL!



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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:47 AM

Now, to be fair, haven't we ALL gotten out of the hobby like this at least once?

Of course, how else would one go about getting out of the hobby??  :D


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:51 AM

Of course, how else would one go about getting out of the hobby??  :D

I look at it this way.  Whenever I feel the desire to have a new to me tractor, I promptly state "I'm getting out of this hobby and selling everything".  Usually a new one shows up within a month.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 08:08 AM

Just to set the record straight,my friend and I did all the rescuing in 0 degree temperatures.The only involvement you had in this rescue attempt was getting the bill for my friend and I's steak dinner. :wave:


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 08:14 AM

Great Job John, thankful you wanted to do that for me!  Think I'll stick to summer buys next time tho.  Waiting for the bill now, Ka-Ching!  You didn't write back on my emails yet! Check your box! :thank_you:


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 08:16 AM

Now, to be fair, haven't we ALL gotten out of the hobby like this at least once?

Sure, I'm out of it right now. Too cold!!!

 

GL, I've never had a Speedex. Since they are cousins, how do you think the Speedex and the Wheel Horse compare?



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Posted February 24, 2015 - 08:30 AM

Sure, I'm out of it right now. Too cold!!!

 

GL, I've never had a Speedex. Since they are cousins, how do you think the Speedex and the Wheel Horse compare?

I know you asked GL this question but I own older models of both and can best illustrate by a side by side comparison.  Ok, separate pictures but you get the point.  The Speedex is a 1942 and the Pond is a 1954.  Elmer, who built the Pond, helped design and build the Speedex model B.  To me, Wheelhorse became a much more refined and user friendly machine as time marched on.  Wildly more popular than the Speedex which had what I classify as more of a cult following.  Some may disagree with that analogy and that's fine.  I tend to have a narrow view at times because my time is limited and I can't get into this like I would like to. 

 

The Speedex Model B

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The Pond (early Wheelhorse)

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 05:33 PM

Just to set the record straight,my friend and I did all the rescuing in 0 degree temperatures.The only involvement you had in this rescue attempt was getting the bill for my friend and I's steak dinner. :wave:

Couldn't you have found a better steakhouse than PONDEROSA?



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Posted February 24, 2015 - 05:56 PM

I believe Horse much nicer than most any "Speedex", more finely engineered. Speedex always seemed like a "Made out of a garage" type tractor, crude engineering, but clever cheap ways to mount and control, and heavy metals most times. Same design for many years. More modern designs came in late 70's and 80's, and new models often, confuses collector like me.  They also did 2 wheel tractors in early days.  I never liked the S models much, but prefer the 4-digit model numbers. Think is IS a Cult more less, seems to be same collectors have them and most in Ohio and PA area, where they were built. Cept the one's I've dragged back,ha!


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