Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Shameless attempt at swaying the vote.


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:04 PM

I'm from Canada eh.
As you may know, we're in the midst of an election eh.
That's were this whole brain fart stems from.

I myself, have entered into an election of sorts as well eh.
I'm talkin about the "Featured tractor of the month" eh.
I"ve been watching our Canadian election campaign eh, and figured
I might try some of our politicians tackticks eh.
Depending on future polls, other tackticks may be used.

So, here is my promise to you my fellow GTT members.
If you vote for my MF12, I will till your garden for free, eh.
So, when you go to vote,(and you should) please remember me.
(read fine print)

Thank you for your consideration.:rocker2:

Fine Print
Travel and fuel charges are payable in advance.

#2 Gtractor ONLINE  

Gtractor

    The Tractor Hoarder

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 782
  • 6,570 Thanks
  • 3,895 posts
  • Location: Chillicothe, MO

Posted April 22, 2011 - 09:36 PM

I have a good Howard Rotivator but since your "travel" is only $1-per 1000 miles. and "fuel charge" is only 1 cent per gallon used, I'd say that a real bargain!! I want you to till my winter homes garden in Brownsville Texas. Where do I sent the eight dollars?

:-)

#3 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted April 22, 2011 - 09:45 PM

I can sell you some votes if you want, I have a dozen I think lol. But then again, that wouldn't be fair to that fancy deere.

#4 hydriv OFFLINE  

hydriv

    Tractorholic

  • Validating
  • Member No: 256
  • 70 Thanks
  • 583 posts

Posted April 23, 2011 - 10:46 AM

In a way, I find this thread interesting.

I applaud George for implementing the contest because I believe that it adds value to the site. After all, "added value" is one of the current buzz phrases used in marketing. That said, I do find myself struggling with this sentence "Please remember it isn't about how shiny or clean it may be but the love and interest the member has in his or her tractor(s) and possibly how different it may be."

On one hand we have a contest that requires votes to declare a winner but on the other hand, the criteria for obtaining those votes somehow eludes me. Are we to decide where our vote goes on the basis of how different a tractor may be? Or should it be heavily swayed on the basis of what the contestant has written about his tractor?

Suppose one member submits a photo of a very rare tractor but another member writes a compelling story about his struggle to find the very tractor his grandfather bought brand new back in 1965? Is one entry more worthy than the other? :confuse::confuse::confuse:

Call me crazy but I do get the sense that many members here are quite POLITICAL and have a tendency to vote along party lines of one kind or another. As an example, should I automatically vote for a Case, Colt or Ingersoll tractor just because my passion lies with those marques? :love::love:

Or should I vote for one of the Canuck's in this months contest because I am also a proud Canadian? :thumbs:


And if an owner dismantles every last nut and bolt that holds his tractor together and then refurbishes everything back to the condition it was when new; is that not an expression of the love and interest he or she has for that tractor? Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If you agree with that statement, then how many words is a meticulously restored tractor worth?




#5 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,555 Thanks
  • 29,815 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted April 23, 2011 - 12:24 PM

Well hydriv, it all boils down to this..... Vote for who you want to! LOL I myself have never been a John Deere guy, but I nominated & voted for one this go round. It's a great tractor, as well as all the others.

#6 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted April 23, 2011 - 01:11 PM

Well hydriv, it all boils down to this..... Vote for who you want to! LOL I myself have never been a John Deere guy, but I nominated & voted for one this go round. It's a great tractor, as well as all the others.

I think that was a confession lol. Dan, you can always nominate and vote for my stuff you know. :D

#7 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,346 Thanks
  • 39,627 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 23, 2011 - 04:41 PM

Keep trying, Casey. You might get there.

#8 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted April 23, 2011 - 04:47 PM

You'd think from the way some people use the word " eh",that we here in Canada all use it to end our sentences with.Of course that isn't actually so,I for one hardly ever say it,eh.:laughingteeth:

#9 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,346 Thanks
  • 39,627 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 23, 2011 - 05:00 PM

eh? That means hard of hearing to me.

Edited by KennyP, April 23, 2011 - 05:02 PM.
Added Comment


#10 TUDOR OFFLINE  

TUDOR

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 915
  • 543 Thanks
  • 497 posts
  • Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Posted April 24, 2011 - 04:46 AM

C eh N eh D eh! :smilewink:

At our jam sessions we call the key of the song we are going to play. Two of those keys are "The Mexican Key" and "The Canadian Key". :laughingteeth:

#11 hydriv OFFLINE  

hydriv

    Tractorholic

  • Validating
  • Member No: 256
  • 70 Thanks
  • 583 posts

Posted April 24, 2011 - 06:57 AM

Bob,
You don't need any other keys than those two because they cover both sides of the border.:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

#12 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

NUTNDUN

    Lost in Cyber Space

  • Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3
  • 10,266 Thanks
  • 15,618 posts
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Posted April 24, 2011 - 07:55 AM

Bob,
You don't need any other keys than those two because they cover both sides of the border.:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:


It's a shame that is so true LOL.

#13 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted April 24, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Polls indicate that my campaign manager was wrong.eh
He said that offering free tilling would be a ringer.

You the voting public need more than a well tilled garden.
Once you've harvested your crops, you need an instrument
which will get your produce sold to the end users.eh

I promise if elected, to form a Garden Produce Marketing Board.
This board will insure you always have a customer for your goods.eh
The Board, will be called Secured Customers Really Easily With
Easy Dollars.
The SCREWED Board will purchase your products. It's as simple
as that eh. They will be picked up by a MASSEY FERGUSON.
(read fine print)

Of course SCREWED will have a web presence for your use, and
as a member you will get a free hat.eh
(read fine print)

So get out and vote.

Thanks you for your consideration.

Fine print.
Prices will be fixed by us, and members dues are payable prior
to planting season. SCREWED is not a NONPROFIT board.

#14 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

middleageddeere

    Tacos!

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2033
  • 243 Thanks
  • 1,082 posts
  • Location: MI

Posted April 25, 2011 - 06:33 AM

Getting SCREWED sounds like a really good idea.

#15 DH1 ONLINE  

DH1

    Electric Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62
  • 4,585 Thanks
  • 5,295 posts
  • Location: Markham Ontario Canada

Posted April 25, 2011 - 05:06 PM

I think what is needed here is a MAJOR UPSET
This would create for "Feature Tractor of the month" lots of interest and more future activity.
We need a controversy to generate more interest for Feature Tractors and what better way to do it than by voting for the UNDERDOG.

So please
VOTE FOR DH1s
67MF12Hydra

the tractor at the top of the list.


I only got 2 votes last time I nominated this tractor and I only got 2 votes now, you guys got to give me more that that this time around please.
Do it for GTalk and cause a MAJOR UPSET, think of the world wide publicity.

VOTE for the UNDERDOG

no need for small print here there are no strings attached






Top