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#16 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 11:47 AM

wheelhorse influenced me, I remember being little and going with my grandfather to the dealer to buy his, I still have the hat the salesman gave me, I logged more hours cutting grass on it that machine, we still have the tractor use it occasionally . my collection has many different other brand tractors but I have a 3 other wheel horses 854 and just purchased a 551 and 701
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Posted February 09, 2018 - 11:50 AM

My dad is not into the GT's, never bought one, still use a push mower to cut the lawn

When we needed a small tractor to plow the drive way at the new house back in 1985 he and I built this

 

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I got into GT's by not wanting to shovel my driveway in town anymore

Got a 1974 Massey MF14 package I couldn't refuse

Redone the tractor and have been enjoying them since

He did say he preferred the MF14 look better than the MF1450 look

 


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Growing up I put countless hours on a Cub Cadet 1650. We used that tractor for mowing, snow removal, tilling, pulling trailers full of wood to the house etc. I still have a spot for the CC's, but I much prefer working on Wheel Horse's. I like the rugged yet simple design of Wheel Horse.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 12:27 PM

My dad is not into the GT's, never bought one, still use a push mower to cut the lawn

When we needed a small tractor to plow the drive way at the new house back in 1985 he and I built this

 

That would sure be my favorite, if I was you.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 12:54 PM

My Dad didn't get a rider until after my brother and I were out of college and on our own. Then he bought one and had a gas furnace put in. No push mowing or cutting and splitting firewood anymore. I used to beg him to get a rider. He would just smile and say he was getting along just fine without one.

I like Massey's because I spent a lot of time with my uncle at the dealership he worked at. Everytime I was at his house I mowed with his MF8. I would love to hav ofor me today.
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Posted February 09, 2018 - 02:05 PM

That would sure be my favorite, if I was you.

Dad still has it, I use it to fix the driveway in the summer after heavy rains

Its sitting in the shed with my Massey's

Its not going anywhere


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 02:23 PM

My Dad had a push mower, didn't need a tractor, but I like the GE brand.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 04:42 PM

My dad liked his cub cadet for mowing and small work. I think he had it for 30 yrs. We had a farmall H for the garden work. I really like the large frame bolens which I have a bunch of. They are just hard working and long lasting tractors.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 04:51 PM

My Dad was a Bolens dealer from 1964 until 1983.  I collect only Bolens machines of that era.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 05:50 PM

We had a generic push mower growing up and lived in town on a postage stamp lot. Always been a Ford fan so it was my choice for a tractor . Yes they are made by Jacobsen , but Henry outsourced quite a bit. I bought a house once that a had a Ford boiler in it ,was junk but still said Ford and was the correct colors.  I've tried a couple different brand tractors over the years and like the Ford for general use, serves my purposes. Always liked the look of Farmalls and Allis Chalmers growing up but they don't make GT's that look the same as the older larger tractors. M2CW


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 05:51 PM

dad didn't have a riding mower, he bought (1) 3 1/2 hp push mower from kmart , back in the early 70s. no self propelled, not even a grass catcher.i was the one to mow yard, and it was big!. had to mow then rake.took all day. he said it would keep me out of trouble, thng was we lived out in the sticks, nearest friend was 4 miles and I had to walk.dad was an ass lol.

sounds familiar..... 


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 06:05 PM

My dad could be a bit of an ass at times, ask my mom......But, he worked his ass off, so I guess he was entitled a bit.....BTW, this apple didn't fall far from the tree........ :smilewink:


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 06:19 PM

Bolens has been in my family before I was born, My Grandfather got one then everyone else in the family had atleast one at some point .

I now have the most but a couple uncles have 4-5 each :)


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 07:07 PM

Allis has been in the family for awhile now, Grandpa worked at a Allis dealer from the 60s or 70s till the dealer closed New Years Eve 1987, the first mower sold at the dealer was a B110 with push blade, mower deck and a sicklebar it did a lot of work at a farm. I still have that B110 but the engine needs a fair bit of work. Dad used to mow with an Allis 916H when I was little but it got replaced with a Ingersoll zero turn then a Grazer G1890 that I still use.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 07:12 PM

Both my dad and grandpa had Cub Cadet 127s exactly like the one in my avatar. So I got one and did a good mechanical restoration and threw some paint on it.

 

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But sadly I had to sell it to pay off a couple bills and the guy that I sold it to had a Fire at his place and it burnt up. It's not salvageable.

 

I WILL have another one.


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