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Online Bruno of NH

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Bitter sweet day
« on: May 05, 2017, 01:30:01 pm »
Cleaning out my 2012 work van because i had to sell it and my equipment trailer so i could repair my tractor.
One good thing I'm cleaning out my tool boxes :D
Going to have to put my side boxes back on my 2007 truck for work,they need to be painted first.
One step back in life i guess but 2 less things to register and insure.
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 06:59:59 pm »
What's up with the tractor?
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 07:30:37 pm »
I let someone run it this winter when I was sick
Front drive shaft splines stripped
Both rear axle seals leaking and they ran it will the backhoe poped of the pin so it bounced all the time and blew the valve body out
It's not leaving my mill yard again after I get it fixed
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 07:32:05 pm »
I wanted to get an edger this year but that's out the window now :(
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 08:46:54 pm »
that sucks bud. sorry for your loss. I hate it when that happens. that's why I hate to loan things out and hate even more to borrow someone elses tools.
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 09:33:46 pm »
Oh my, how dreadful.  :-\   Either not caring or ignorance but the outcome is the same.

Thankfully you had a backup but I'm sure that it is much more bitter than sweet.
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 06:32:09 am »
That's too bad.  :(
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 06:51:01 am »
All I can say is Wow, Some guys are not too smart with tractors, Like spinning the wheels, That's what did most of the damage.
What did the guy say when you asked him why it happen?
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 07:32:48 am »
It's the company I subcontract to for condo repair and snow plowing.
They blame it on other things
I can't say much if I want to work there
It's kind of like pay to play I guess
It's not going back this winter
The mill is not quite there yet for me to make a full time living yet
I'm close but need a couple of things to make it work
My wife has told me for years I'm to nice in business
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 07:34:40 am »
To do the rear seals they tell me the tractor need to be split apart to fix $12 worth of seals
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 07:49:50 am »
If it was before 2007 when I was doing commercial work and had 4 guys working i would just trade it in for a kubota 75hp skidsteer :D
But now I,m into trimming as much debt as i can for a more low key life style.
I like milling and I,m good at selling my wood products
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2017, 07:55:44 am »
Sorry to hear this
the old saying "neither a borrower nor a lender be"
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 08:09:11 am »
Very sorry to hear, 
I'm certain your tractor was broken
by someone who had no interest in it
and has never had to make or pay for repairs like that.
Just amazing to me,  folks who beat the tar out of stuff, yours or theirs,
then just walk away without a care.

Oh, They are usually the first to complain about broken tools

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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 08:15:26 am »
The 2007 GMC is like an old pair of boots you don't want to junk yet because they still feel good on your feet :D
It will work out but I thought one of the guys running my tractor was a friend >:(
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2017, 11:26:32 am »
I pretty well know how you feel, I bought half interest in a payloader with my boss at the sale barn, every time I need it so does he, and every time I get it I have to fix it, you never know who's running it or taking care of it there.  I really hate borrowing equipment for these reasons and I like to think I'm a careful operator, I have to be because I have to fix all my stuff, wish you were closer I have a nice set of splitting stands laying in my shop.

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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2017, 05:10:48 pm »
I had a brother like that borrow it,break it,than expect me to fix it each time. Was not his fault. I stopped lending after a few times of that.
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Re: Bitter sweet day
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 06:01:21 pm »
I've got one like that too, Ray!   ::)

He doesn't borrow from me anymore!   ;)
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