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post #1 of 17 Old 06-08-2019, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Tractors on the brain.....addiction, obsession ???


Last night, I had a dream. I got to meet you all! We met in the gymnasium of my elementary school. We had speakers and a general "meet & greet" time. I had a ball! There must have been 300 of you there. What a great group of folk! Too much mowin' thinkin'?????????

My wife just asked me if there were tractors out on the playground. I didn't get out there. Did any of you bring one?

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2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!

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I usually dream of other things. sounds like you had a good time.
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I usually dream of other things. sounds like you had a good time.
Yes, I did. Wished I'd stayed longer.

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1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
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Re: Tractors on the brain.....addiction, obsession ???

Ha ha. I don't dream about tractors per-say. but I dream about getting things done and seeing the final product.

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Ha ha. I don't dream about tractors per-say. but I dream about getting things done and seeing the final product.
Years ago, while in the middle of the restoration of my 1962 Corvette, I'd be planning what the next thing to do would be as I was getting ready for bed. That night, while dreaming, my wife heard me distinctly say, "You don't bend a part to fix it, you make a new part!".

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In use:
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
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Well, sorry I missed the get together at the gym! Was it a formal affair?
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Well, sorry I missed the get together at the gym! Was it a formal affair?
Didn't appear to be but nobody was dressed like they just came out of the field (except perhaps me (I dress the same no matter where I go). My wife is always asking "You're not wearing that to town, are you???"

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Craftsman, MTD, Snapper, 1961 Ford 801 Powermaster, 1992 LB 4.5HP 580546, 2003 LB 10552 6.5HP Duraforce, IH Cub Cadet 105, 2001 Cub Cadet 2146 14HP Linamar 38" deck, love of my life (Sold 10 Dec 2011), 2007 Cub Cadet 2550 22HP Kohler Vtwin 50"deck (Sold 22 Aug 2018)
In use:
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
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I had a nightmare once that my X500 was gone from the garage. I had to get up to look.

As for "Tractors on the brain, an addiction or obsession", it is neither. It is thankfully a reality.

Showing my age here, I'd rather be in the garage working on my tractor or cutting the lawn than my nose stuck on some hand held device playing a game. I'd feel that life is passing and I'm not even participating.

I guess I have to question, when the "connected" generations are in their 60s or 70s and look back at the hundreds perhaps thousands ? of hours wasted on games, what value or enjoyment have they brought to themselves, family, or the world for that matter.

Guess I'm just an old guy who grew up, lived, and worked in the real world, and probably wouldn't change anything. Sorry to say guys and gals, even the half hour or so I spend here almost daily, I get antsy and have to get out to the garage to see what is going on and what I can get into today..

Wouldn't change it for anything.

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I had a nightmare once that my X500 was gone from the garage. I had to get up to look.

As for "Tractors on the brain, an addiction or obsession", it is neither. It is thankfully a reality.

Showing my age here, I'd rather be in the garage working on my tractor or cutting the lawn than my nose stuck on some hand held device playing a game. I'd feel that life is passing and I'm not even participating.

I guess I have to question, when the "connected" generations are in their 60s or 70s and look back at the hundreds perhaps thousands ? of hours wasted on games, what value or enjoyment have they brought to themselves, family, or the world for that matter.

Guess I'm just an old guy who grew up, lived, and worked in the real world, and probably wouldn't change anything. Sorry to say guys and gals, even the half hour or so I spend here almost daily, I get antsy and have to get out to the garage to see what is going on and what I can get into today..

Wouldn't change it for anything.
As I'm a child of the '50's, I totally agree. We came in the house after a hard day's playing with "necklaces" of dirt around our necks and grass stains on our jeans. We wore ourselves out and slept well each night. We learned a lot of lessons firsthand by messin' up but we survived and are here to tell about it.

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Craftsman, MTD, Snapper, 1961 Ford 801 Powermaster, 1992 LB 4.5HP 580546, 2003 LB 10552 6.5HP Duraforce, IH Cub Cadet 105, 2001 Cub Cadet 2146 14HP Linamar 38" deck, love of my life (Sold 10 Dec 2011), 2007 Cub Cadet 2550 22HP Kohler Vtwin 50"deck (Sold 22 Aug 2018)
In use:
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
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It would be great to travel and meet members. Maybe stay a day with each and travel the USA.
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It would be great to travel and meet members. Maybe stay a day with each and travel the USA.
..............and get to sleep in their barns!

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Craftsman, MTD, Snapper, 1961 Ford 801 Powermaster, 1992 LB 4.5HP 580546, 2003 LB 10552 6.5HP Duraforce, IH Cub Cadet 105, 2001 Cub Cadet 2146 14HP Linamar 38" deck, love of my life (Sold 10 Dec 2011), 2007 Cub Cadet 2550 22HP Kohler Vtwin 50"deck (Sold 22 Aug 2018)
In use:
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
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I don't know, all I ever dream about is T & A for all the good that does me.

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I don't know, all I ever dream about is T & A for all the good that does me.
Tractors and ambulances, huh? HA

In the past:
Craftsman, MTD, Snapper, 1961 Ford 801 Powermaster, 1992 LB 4.5HP 580546, 2003 LB 10552 6.5HP Duraforce, IH Cub Cadet 105, 2001 Cub Cadet 2146 14HP Linamar 38" deck, love of my life (Sold 10 Dec 2011), 2007 Cub Cadet 2550 22HP Kohler Vtwin 50"deck (Sold 22 Aug 2018)
In use:
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
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Tractors and ambulances, huh? HA

Yeah, that's it. You read my mind.

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