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post #1 of 6 Old 01-08-2019, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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New Orange Tractor in the family

Itís not mine but I thought Iíd share my fatherís newest log skidder: a Kubota L2850. MFWD, shuttle shift 4cyl 34hp. It looks rough but is mechanically sound, no leaks, ~1200 hours according to the PO, who was not much of a mechanic (or operator based on the sheet metal/muffler damage). The price was right at $2200. Good news is my father now has 24 hours a day to do whatever he wants in retirement.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-08-2019, 09:32 AM
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Good news is my father now has 24 hours a day to do whatever he wants in retirement.
That's what everybody says! But those folks only think they know what retirement is. The truth is that we are twice as busy than we were when we were employed.
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BTW nice find on the tractor, and good price. Should work well.

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I'd have to agree with Mike on that.
Best of luck to your dad with the tractor. Kubotas are hard to kill. Maybe he will let you use it.

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-08-2019, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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That's what everybody says! But those folks only think they know what retirement is. The truth is that we are twice as busy than we were when we were employed.
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BTW nice find on the tractor, and good price. Should work well.
That's what he says! Been retired 2 months and I'll bet he's lost 10 lbs already just cutting wood on nice days and working on garage projects others. Stress level 0.
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Stress level 0.
We (the retired folks) don't have to tell anyone. They generally mention it to us about how relaxed we seem to be since we don't have to go to work. If we're lucky, we just stay home and work our butts off, when we want, and relax when we want. And as far as the work, it's much more satisfying than it is work.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-14-2019, 03:47 PM
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We (the retired folks) don't have to tell anyone. They generally mention it to us about how relaxed we seem to be since we don't have to go to work. If we're lucky, we just stay home and work our butts off, when we want, and relax when we want. And as far as the work, it's much more satisfying than it is work.
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And they get to bug the neighbors who only have the weekends to get work done since they still have to work full-time.
To stay on course, nice machine. I have the L2550 and even though it's smaller than the 2850 it has paid for itself.

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