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About EquipmentJunkie

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  • Birthday 12/10/1968

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    Tractors, motorcycles, cars, trucks,...things with engines, especially diesel engines.

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  1. Same here. I have had too many negative results from plastic. My brother recently ruined a pair of shoes with a heavy diesel bath after the sliding-type valve on the plastic spout on his can pulled out from its threaded collar. It was a perfect storm scenario for him, but he said his shoes were literally filled with diesel fuel. Our Justrite cans at work are great. Plus, the Justrite cans are rebuildable. I found a mint condition, metal John Deere 6-gallon can at an auction for my needs at home.
  2. I've heard a number of people in my area raving about POR-15. The work I saw with POR-15 looked really good. It leaves a super hard finish. https://www.por15.com
  3. Pallet forks are great. My parents' neighbors have a produce farm. Their compact tractor has the pallet forks on the loader more often than the bucket. FYI - Just be careful with the bales and brush. They can tumble down towards you without much warning. Making that spill guard a bit higher could save you.
  4. Some people squeal because it is their nature. Others squeal to see if you will react and lower the price...so it may have been a test. I would say that it is best to kill them with service. React quickly, be courteous, and charge fairly. Those who live by those rules tend to be the last who hunger for business.
  5. True...but this was 1985 and a Datsun 240Z was rather noteworthy at the time.
  6. Ha! I know what you mean. However, I did have two science teachers who were pretty normal. One was a chemistry teacher and the other taught biology...neither of the normal teachers drove Ramblers. The chemistry teacher actually drove a Datsun 240Z!
  7. I recognize that Javelin. I took this photo at the Watkins Glen Vintage weekend in '06.
  8. My science teacher in high school had very well-cared-for, late-'60s Rambler wagon. He was a touch eccentric. In that era, if you drove a car over 10 years old, it was seen as an old car. His car was pushing 20 years old. That Rambler wagon sort of reminded me of my grandfather's '67 Nova wagon in both size and styling...but I preferred my grandfather's Nova.
  9. I agree with jimb2. There can be a lot of factors at play with snow removal. From my experience, I used a tractor a bit smaller than 35 hp but it had an oversized snow bucket. When the right combination of weather factors came together, that compact tractor was a pain to use. Not enough mass for some drifts and could be difficult to get up to speed for the assistance of momentum. When our 1,700-lbs. ROC skid steer arrived, that was the preferred machine for snow removal over the tractor...but it still didn't have enough of weight and ground speed to muscle through some drifts. A large frame CTL replaced the 1,700-lbs. skid steer. That gave us the speed and weight, but traction could be a mess in some conditions. The utility tractor replaced the compact tractor and that is the ticket. More weight and ground speed for difficult snow conditions.
  10. Don't forget about the 32xx- or 42xx-series of Case IH tractors, too. Many of them had MFWD and cabs. Plus, the price is often a bit lower.
  11. I agree with you on opening a driveway with a compact tractor of that size. The good old-fashioned utility tractors are today's bargains, in my opinion. We have a New Holland TN70 (same as a Case IH JX70C) and generally like the tractor. It has more weight and is much more robust than competitive tractors of that era. I"m not a huge fan of the Deere 5x00- or 5x10-series due to the lack of transmission choices. So many that I see were just a 9x3 crash box. I prefer the 5x20-series due to a power shuttle option for loader work.
  12. I buy US-made boots. My favorites are the Red Wing Heritage Iron Rangers. I first had the smoother sole model 8014 and that is now changed to model 8084 with small lugs. My first soles are nearly worn out and the uppers look like they will last through several more soles. My first pair has now been moved to daily wear once I got the second pair which are for evenings and weekends. I've had US-made Chippewas which were OK...not Red Wing Heritage quality. I had a pair of US-made Carolina's that seemed to be well made, but pinched my feet once they were broken in...donated to Community Aid. I never had to do that with a pair of boots before. My shoes all get SuperFeet green insoles to help curb plantar fasciitis issues. They wear like iron!
  13. Thanks. I wish that I could justify a Power Wagon. I hope that it goes to a good home. Those trucks just ooze character.
  14. Sharp looking 1066 Hydro, TripleFangus! Do I also see the nose of a Power Wagon poking into the shot, trying to get noticed?
  15. You are correct, we have a '72 Ford F250 Camper Special. I was thinking that most of the camper specials were 3/4-ton trucks in years past. I can't answer about whether the camper special exists as an option today. If they aren't, I suspect that it is due to lower slide-in camper popularity. I don't believe that the slide-in pickup campers are as popular as they used to be. The dedicated RV seems to dominate today.
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