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#16 CASENUT OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 05:04 PM

A good buddy of mine is waiting on a tractor in Portland Oregon, to Michigan...so if you want it bad enough...there is no limit...

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:06 PM

The farthest I've gone is 4 1/2hrs away 9hr round trip.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:29 PM

I think The farthest I drove was 5 1/2 hours 1 way to a Bolens Auction in PA (11 Hours round trip)

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 09:57 PM

Ok , i see this affliction runs deeper than anyone could have thought, thats why my wife cringes every time the trailer leaves with nothing on it.
It's amazing how a forum like this can put so many GREAT PEOPLE, i mean "nuts " together, I wonder whats next, maybe looking for certain serial numbers, hummmm.

Edited by HALFSCALE, October 02, 2011 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted October 02, 2011 - 10:05 PM

The furthest I went for any of my 4 GT's is 160 miles for my Cub 123.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 11:29 PM

I think the only thing we haven't perfected, is a Tractor Transportation Underground RR. :bigrofl:

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 01:28 AM

Yea ,like a pony exspress system, but the underground part may be better to hide from the women folk. LOL

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 06:18 AM

I'm not much of a traveler!

Only 2-1/2 hour drive (one way) for a tractor, 5 hours+ for a snowblower (also delivering a tractor on the same trip), about the same distance for a cab. Had my JD 30 cart shipped halfway across the country, from NY to MO.

Just depends on how bad you really want something! :worshippy1::smile1: ~~ grnspot

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 08:41 AM

How far is too far too far to buy a tractor



Well, if you're a married man when you left out to get it, and divorced when you got back home....you may have went too far!:bigrofl:



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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:04 AM

Ha! so I guess, 2 miles to the small engine shop, buying my 318 and talking the shop manager into delivering it.
Is not even in the running?

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:06 AM

Guys, I have held out on posting in this thread, but I have to come clean. 3 summers ago, we left TX, drove to Asheville, N.C. pick up 1 there, up to Kinzers, PA. got 2 more , on up to Cleveland, OH.got 3 , back down through central IN, 2 more., on down through Little Rock and back home.

7 Days

almost 4000 miles

8 tractors, 2 tillers, 5 mower decks, 1 front PTO, 3 push blades. and 5 big boxes of parts.

All people we met, and sights we saw---PRICELESS :D

No truck or tire issues at all, But my F-250 FORD was tired:bigrofl:

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:11 AM

Guys, I have held out on posting in this thread, but I have to come clean. 3 summers ago, we left TX, drove to Asheville, N.C. pick up 1 there, up to Kinzers, PA. got 2 more , on up to Cleveland, OH.got 3 , back down through central IN, 2 more., on down through Little Rock and back home.

7 Days

almost 4000 miles

8 tractors, 2 tillers, 5 mower decks, 1 front PTO, 3 push blades. and 5 big boxes of parts.

All people we met, and sights we saw---PRICELESS :D

No truck or tire issues at all, But my F-250 FORD was tired:bigrofl:


AND, Brian is NOT divorced. In fact, I'd bet good money that she went with him for the trip! That is one LONG haul Brian, & doubtful ANYONE here can top that one!

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:24 AM

You would be right, Wife and both girls were with me and got to see a lot of the Country that they hadn't seen before.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Well everyone has me beat, except JD. Mine was a 3 hour round trip to my parents place to pick up my craftsman after they bought a zero turn. Everything else I have was picked up within about a half hour of the house.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:59 AM

I was right at 2000 mi round trip with the motorhome and trailer when i went to the Shaw reunion in Galesburg KA. I hauled tractors both ways but did bring a parts machine back. Does that count??




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