Friday, July 12, 2013
AND NOW THERE ARE 3.............
Archie and I went to a sale with Dad just north of here, about a 30 minute drive, 20 if I was driving. Just the house and barn on 1.2 acres and this John Deere were all that was being sold. The lady having the sale was already gone. Moved to Oregon to be closer to her daughter, something about a divorce. The tractor was listed as 'restored'. Shoulda said 'painted'. It's restoration is not up to dad's standards, but it's not bad. At least they didn't paint it with a brush. The one auctioneer lady was gushing about "its all restored, you won't have to do anything to it!!!!" Dad flat-out told her, 'yeah, but they shoulda put on two more coats of primer and sanded more.' She just said, 'oh.' As you can see by the picture, they didn't even clean up the tires. Anyhow, he bought it, I called our friend Chuck, who roared up there with his truck and trailer, loaded the John Deere 40 and delivered it to dad's where it sits snugly in the barn with it's big brothers, a 720 and a 1020. That barn was just too empty! Now, we need to find fenders, for it must have fenders!
Posted by SHARON at 7/12/2013 08:20:00 PM
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Nice tractor. Now you know you have to have different sizes of them for different jobs, right? You don't want to use a sledge hammer to drive a tack.
I'm not telling dad that. He'll be filling the barn back up.
I can think of worse things he could do.
That is so true. And, I told him that years ago when he was buying them a lot and had up to 23.
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