Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gardner/Boston Massachusetts
Re: Grandfathers CubCadet - Choosing A Class?
I have all the tools I need, transportation and storage are something I need to put more thought into. I live in an apartment, I can add a parking lot garage to my lease to work in but I am toying with the thought of buying a large box trailer instead of renting a garage unit. This way I have a mobile garage AND transportation, I can add an air conditioner to the trailer to make it more accommodating to work in...if I need to work on a tractor at an event after traveling I will have the trailer. Renting a garage is almost $2,000/year so if I can buy a trailer for $5k and have that for many years it would almost pay for itself. I would however need to have a way to tow the trailer, depending on how often the events are I can always borrow a family truck for a weekend.
If I did this, I would also be grabbing my grandfathers Toro riding lawn mower so I can drop that and set it up for speed/circuits. If I bring both with me to events I can maximize my fun with the best of both worlds.
I have a lot of digging to do for local tractor clubs, if I can find enough events or clubs within FL it would make it a lot more worth it to me. It seems to be more popular north of me in NC/SC, TN, TX....not much in GA that I can find. I may find it is a seasonal thing in FL, a lot of people flock here during the winter that may have tractors as it is kind of pushing it during peak summer to have much fun outside without water activities. I did find a club in Brooksville FL which is local to me, and I am trying to figure out what the "Mid Florida Tractor Pullers Association" is all about, they have over 2k followers on Facebook so that may be a great place to branch out from.