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#1 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2010 - 10:11 PM

I believe in the old saying "you learn something new everyday". Somethings may be helpful, like how to get that stripped screw out, or somethings you learn may just be strange or interesting, like the girl you've been dating is really a man.
Here are a couple things I learned recently:

Peerless 2300 series transaxles are not indestructible.

One of my tractors thinks its part bucking bronco, part ballerina

Some chickens are curious, and it freaks me out.

Brinly moldboard plows work really good.... until you bend the sh*t out of them.

If you forget to change the polarity of your welder when switching from gas to gasless wire, you will begin to think you are the worst welder in the world.

If you have a 20 ton shop press, a 24" pipe wrench with a 3' pipe on the handle and a large vocabulary of swear words, you can straighten very bent/twisted metal.

mf650 tiller w/extension + tractor with turf tires and no weight added + slippery damp grass + fence = dirty underwear.

Have you learned anything interesting, helpful or strange lately?

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 07:18 AM

i have learned NOT to mow through mud cuz it really ticks me off, unless i've been drinkin, then it's kinda cool.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 07:49 AM

I have learned that any restoration project you do will always take at least twice as long and cost at least twice as much as first thought. That must be why I don't have a time clock in my garage and I don't save the slips from parts and hardware stores!

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 07:02 PM

All of my local parts stores know not to give me a copy of the receipt.

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 07:09 PM

Broken2....tell us more about those "dates" you've been on!:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 07:27 PM

I've learned that the things you put off till you have the time / money to do them...never get done! The things you decide to jump on right away, before they get out of hand, are usually already out of hand.

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 07:35 PM

I've learned that the things you put off till you have the time / money to do them...never get done! The things you decide to jump on right away, before they get out of hand, are usually already out of hand.

:ditto::bigrofl:

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 09:01 PM

Broken2....tell us more about those "dates" you've been on!:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:


I've also learned not to post things on the internet after I've had a really hard day and a few to many beers! :beer::blush2:

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 09:16 PM

I've also learned not to post things on the internet after I've had a really hard day and a few to many beers! :beer::blush2:


:ditto::ditto::ditto:
Been there done that:beerchug:

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 09:24 PM

I learned that reading this thread is just a gut buster.

Oh and not to let broken2 set you up on a date.:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 09:45 AM

Sears style implements dont last long behind a MAssey 1855

Its easier to bend metal than straighten (see above lesson)

looking at tractor porn will get you and your wallet in trouble with the misses

I want that tractor does not equal I can afford it

Nickle and dime parts equals dollars after awhile

Always check for an adams apple on broken2s date!

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Posted August 24, 2010 - 08:08 PM

When you change the drive belt on a Craftsman II, make sure that you follow the "Idiot-Proof" directions. Then check yourself. Then get on the tractor, get back off & check again.

If you don't learn the above lesson, the belt keep you went over instead of under will, over time, begin to cause slippage. This slippage can be corrected temporarily by hooking your heel over the clutch pedal & pulling back while cursing.

After mowing in the above style & wondering both why the new belt is slipping & "what's that smell", remove the deck, run it up on ramps, crawl underneath & inspect the tensioner. Then look where you can put a helper spring on this money sucking piece of Craftsman. Continue to believe you are not at fault & it has to be the equipment. Put arm where it does not belong trying to follow tensioner spring.

After determining how much skin you've lost getting your arm out, let your eyes unfocus just enough to see the before-mentioned keep. Continue to lay there, bleeding & cursing yourself out.

Fix belt routing & determine if you're gonna fess up on GTTALK.

As a side note: I also learned that mowing the high stuff & then removing the deck where your wife will park will cause raking & some verbal abuse from said spouse when she tracks in the grass you left behind.




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