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#31 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 10:05 AM

Of coarse it does Doug, you got a GT...:D:rolling:

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 10:16 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:




:worshippy1::worshippy1::worshippy1::worshippy1: Even the American Pickers don't pull off that sorta trip.:worshippy1::worshippy1:

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 10:27 AM

WEEEEEL, I was a bit timid to tell my story but as long as we are all confessing I have to say that I when to Sarasota Florida to get a Snapper 1855A.
2900 miles round trip but Brian still holds the record.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 10:33 AM

ducky, My Friend, That is still a long haul. Done that trip several times from IN. to Ft. Myers back in my younger days..

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 05:35 PM

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:


Well now I can tell my wife I'm not the only one with a little problem

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:51 PM

I think Dr. Phil would say that this is not a GT forum, but more like a support group.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 11:40 PM

I think Dr. Phil would say that this is not a GT forum, but more like a support group.


Shhh, it's a secret. My wife just thinks I'm weird, she doesn't know I'm in " Therapy" here too.

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 12:01 AM

Shhh, it's a secret. My wife just thinks I'm weird, she doesn't know I'm in " Therapy" here too.

Alan, I bet Karen has an account on here..... yours LOL.

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 02:14 AM

Now we just have to figure out how to right our tractor exspenses off as therapuetic medicine

Edited by HALFSCALE, October 04, 2011 - 04:37 AM.


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Posted October 04, 2011 - 08:47 AM

About 6 hours 1 way for tractor/farm stuff, 11 hours for other things. But the wife and I take a different look at these things. We are both retired now, but before that had jobs with flexible hours, so we could get away easily. We homeschool the last son still at home, and we love to travel.

There is always an interesting place to stop along the way and lots of things to see in this great country we live in! Lots of historic sites and places that we can tie into the son's studies (fieldtrip!!!), usually at no/low cost. We also have a truck camper, so meals and sleeping are usually free/cheap.

I guess some of the stuff we went to pick up would not have been "good buys" if you looked at cost of fuel, pickup, etc, but we got a "free" vacation and good memories out of the trip.

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 10:06 PM

I read an article years ago about searching for rare muscle cars, it stated that what ever your looking for , it is with in a 100 mile radius of where you live. So far i've found that to be true, especially if your patient. Doing shows out side your area , and then finding out if there was a good dealer in the area ,of what ever your looking for helps in the search , lets face it ,going through a junk yard, consignment sale or show and finding the treasure you've been looking for is half the fun.

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 12:20 PM

I drove 2,200 miles on the trip but the tractor was only about 300 miles from home. Went back to Ohio for my sis's wedding and picked up the 120 outside Iowa City on my way back to Nebraska. The 110 was delivered to me from about 150 miles away.

As for what is close to home... I know of several RF 110's and a 317/model 49 blower within a 5 minute walk of my house.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 08:47 AM

I just brought a Lawn Tractor from Ohio to Fla., but it has been in the family over 25 years. I was all set to make the drive and found someone to haul it home for a whole lot less money so had it brought to me.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 06:06 PM

Awhile back when gas was "only" around $2.00 a gallon from Rapid City MI to Rapid City SD. 1235 miles one way but I also visited a friend who lives out there.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 08:26 PM

I can't say that I've gone far for any of our GT's. Most of them have been within an hour or two of home. I have gone farther for one of my farm tractors though Brian has got me beat. That trip was 450 miles one way to pick up a Farmall 560.

Longest trip I am aware of allthough I'm sure there are more is one I read about in Farm Collector. It was a rare 4WD Massey Harris from here in central Pa across the pond to a buyer in the U.K..




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