The Admin from... Nowhere!
What city, and state, do you live in?
Town of Greenville, NY
Are you married?
How many years you've been married?
Do you have any children?
Yes, 3, Cassie - 25, Tim & Chris - 22
Do you have any grandchildren?
None that I know of.
What do you do to earn a living?
Plumbing/Fire Protection designer – commercial/industrial buildings
How old are you?
No, I was after Vietnam & before the Gulf War. I am grateful to those that serve/served as we would not be able to do what we do without them.
How did you come to join MTF?
Looking for information on some tractors I had at the time, Ford LGT-165 and Case VAC w/FEL
What are your favorite MTF forums and why?
I like all of them, but mainly the Lawn & Garden Tractor forums cause my ’72 110 & ’69 112H, CUT forum cause my L2550, Cars & Trucks, Caption of the day.
What do you like most about MTF?
It has always been a great place for info & help if needed and people don’t get on your case just because you misspelled, put wrong info or didn’t do something a certain way.
Please list your tractors and/or equipment:
1972 John Deere 110 GT, currently has tranny issues, w/ 43 blade, 37A blower, garden cart.
1969 JD 112H – bought as project & still sitting waiting for me.
1966 WH Lawn Ranger – another project in the works. My Uncle had bought it brand new and it got handed down thru the family.
1985/86 Kubota L2550 Cut w/ FEL, York rake, BushHog TM6 finish mower, weight box( fabricated by Tim)
Push mower, weed wackers and other usual stuff to maintain house & 3 acres.
My son, Tim, has caught the bug also. He’s got a CC zero turn that he earns money with, Cushman Frontline gotten from neighbor in exchange for work he did, and Gravely 8100 series with PTO issues.
What is your favorite tractor or piece of equipment and why?
The 110, because it is sturdy, has served us well and very easy to work on even though it's down right now. Although, the L2550 has earned its keep the 2 years I’ve had it and is growing in reliability.
Is there a tractor or piece of equipment you'd love to own someday?
Yes. A JD 140 H3 and a JD 4020 narrow front (you’ll know why in a bit) even though all I could do with it is drive it around.
Tell us some of the tasks you use your tractors and/or equipment for?
The 110 has done everything we asked of it. Mowed almost 3 acres ever since I bought it, plowed & blown snow, hauled brush, dirt, wood.
The L2550 has loaded & spread Item 4 for base of box storage shed, backfilled, hauled wood, stones, broken concrete, helped out with snow duty when we got 2’+ storms, bush hogged neighbors overgrown lawn.
Could you describe your property for us?
Just under 3 acre L shaped lot with stone wall fences on 3 sides. 2 stall barn w/ loft & run in shed when the Mrs. had horses, now used as equipment storage. Riding ring and pasture is now all lawn since horses are gone.
Is there something you'd love to build or restore someday?
Actually a couple things: Becki had a ’76 C/K10 Chevy stepside short bed. Would love to find another and fix it up for her. My first vehicle was a ’48 Ford F-1 w/ flathead V8. Like to find another & fix that for myself.
Most memorable tractor moment?
I was probably about 10-12 years old and my brother & I used to help local farmer with hay. He use to let me ride on the fender of his 4020 while he cut & baled hay. That’s why I would like to have a 4020 even though my place is way too small.
Earliest tractor memories?
Helping my dad work our almost 2 acre black dirt garden. He had a 9N and then later got an Oliver OC3 and Cletrac HG.
Do you have any other hobbies or interests that you'd like to share with us?
Camping with family & friends, armchair railroad (model & full size)fan, since I grew up between the L&NE and NYSW but they were gone by the time I was a year old and a local history fan.
What do the other people in your life think of your "tractor" hobby?
They look at me weird and the wife deals with it. Friends who grew up on farms understand the obsession though.
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