At the risk of boring everyone, I thought I'd post an update as to what I've been up to the last couple years.
I think most people are aware that i was able to leave my job at the Army Depot (a 65 mile drive each way) and go to work for the Air Force base which was 5 miles north of me.
In April of 2018, my oldest son Jay and I went in together and bought a home on 3/4 acres in Roy, Utah--just south of Ogden. Jay and his family moved in on the main floor, while Marilyn and I finished off the rest of the basement and moved downstairs.
The property had several outbuildings, but nothing that could be considered a shop, so we built one. It's 36' x 48 ; with 15 feet to the bottom of the trusses. It will eventually have an auto shop, weld shop, machine shop, and wood working shop.
I used some of the money from the sale of my old house to buy a CNC mill, hybrid CNC lathe, manual lathe, and manual mill. I sold my South Bend Heavy 10 to a friend, and my mill to a guy from out of state. Most of my project GTs got sold, including the Ariens GT19, the Broyhill 3 wheeled golf course truck, etc.
I kept my Mahindra Max25 CUT with FEL, my Dayton 16Z (MTD 995) my Sears GT18, and the Kubota G1800. Since then I've bought a Case 444 with hydraulic PTO, 3 pt hitch, tiller, mower, and snow plow, but with a bad engine.
We bought a running Grasshopper Zeroturn mower with a vacuum, intending to flip it for some cash. However, we've found the thing to be very maneuverable, even with the 8 or so trees in our backyard, and has made quick work of vacuuming up all the leaves from the 3 huge cottonwoods that took us a full day last year. So, we may keep it... time will tell.
I also just bought a JD425 fixer upper that I mentioned in a post earlier this week.
In addition, we acquired a Case 380C (David Brown 885) with a snow plow, and a Grashopper Zero Turn mower--plenty of projects to keep me out of the pool halls as I tell the wife... However, the Kubota, Mahindra, Case 380C, and Grasshopper all run, and the Dayton just needs some fresh fuel and a new battery.
Anyway, I thought I'd post some pictures of the house, the shop, and some of my machines and attachments, if anyone's interested..
Edited by Utah Smitty, November 10, 2019 - 05:58 PM.