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#1 Buck Tales OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Well after spotting this 12HP 1968 Suburban on CL I just couldn't resist and had to go get it. My father went with me and we loaded the trailer with my new tractor. The man had the 1968 Suburban listed with front plow and tire chains with 3 point cultivator for $300. When I got there I talked with the man for a few minutes and told him I would be running my garden with it in no time at all. He said since it's going to a good home here, take these AG tires also. I couldn't believe it, a set of Ag tires mounted on rims just waiting to get bolted up. Then he said you might as well take the rear scraper blade also, it's home made but real nice. Then he added a spare starter/generator he had also. I was so blessed I was smiling all the way home. When I got her home my father and I spent all of 20 minutes topping off the oil and putting a fresh battery in. Then added a half tank of gas and she started right up and was purring in minutes. I drove it around the yard for a minute then put her away until tonight. I'll change the oil in the rear and the engine with fresh and give it a run with my new cultivator tonight and see how it feels. CAN YOU SEE MY SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes and just before I left he came out with a hand full of manuals from when the tractor was first bought. :)The tire chains, did I mention the tire chains, I took them off just before I took the pictures. The tractor had tire chains on it also which are now hanging in the barn just waiting for winter.

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Nice One!  :thumbs:

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Very nice. You should send him a pic of it in action in your garden with a letter of thanks. Little courtesies make good impressions and friends. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Looks like you lucked out, congrats! :thumbs:

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 01:13 PM


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 05:23 PM

Very nice find indeed.  I would put him at the top of my Christmas card list for sure.  Include that photo too.

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Oh yes I am so so happy. I've had 2 great finds this year and both guys are on my Christmas card list. I'll post some pick later this week of some garden work using my machines.

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Nice score there! :thumbs:

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Nice GT and extras! 

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 07:19 PM

You did very well there, that looks like a keeper to me. Congrats!
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Posted August 17, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Great find and great chat and memories of the buy. The entertainment you had getting the tractor, along with having your dad with you, with the trip, and everything else is worth the money you spent on the tractor and attachments. You got the tractor for free, remember your smiles !! That's great fun, Noel
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Posted August 18, 2015 - 06:28 AM

Wow, looks like a great deal!
Tractor, Tires, Cultivator, Dozer, and the scraper blade is a well done home brew.

Edit: I forgot to ask what Dad thought of it all.
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Posted August 18, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Sweet buy!

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 10:23 AM

MH81, Well I thought I was the excited one as I couldn't stop expressing my enjoyment all the way home. But dad surprised me when we got home and he wanted to dig right in and started with me on, "Well lets get thing running." LOL Now Dad is 79 years young and has lots of spunk when he gets going on a project. So the next thing I know the tractor wheels have barely hit the ground and he has wrenches out and battery being changed and checking the oil. LOL!!! What a blast!!! I'm still not sure which one of us was having more fun when it finnaly started up. I tell you they are memories I will have for all of my life. The 2 of us had a blast just playing with the toys. Yes the deal was great but the memories are priceless for sure.


P.S. Dad did take a step back and ask where this one was going since the barn was getting full. LOL! I told him the barn expansion is now on the planning table. He got a chuckle out of that one.

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