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Old 10-30-2008, 08:17 PM
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For 10 years I have pampered, petted and patched my '48, 8N.
The fickle female has finally decided to sulk, long term.
I said, ok, let's just buy a new tractor, I checked several dealers around here, after I recovered from the panic attack, [small tractors with a loader and brush cutter, $12,000-$18,000],
I checked used tractors, almost none available and just about as high as the new ones.
So I went to the internet and found several new tractors at much better prices, finally found one less than 80 miles away, Yanmar YM 1500, with a loader and a brush cutter, less than $ 6,000 , delivered.
I did have to relocate the seat, japs must be about 5' because I am just 5'7" and I had to move the seat back 3 1/2" to manipulate the clutch and brakes.
3 hours of running, less than 2 gals of diesel and never stalled it out, even in the worst wire grass.
Afte checking, found out John Deere tractors under 35hp are made by Yanmar, so are the Cub Cadet over grown lawn mowers, with a loader and mower, $13,000.
If all goes well, I am very pleased.
NRA life, TSRA life, SAF life, GOA, CCRKBA, DEF -CON
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