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  • Birthday 12/10/1968

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    South Central PA
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    Tractors, motorcycles, cars, trucks,...things with engines, especially diesel engines.

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  1. That's nice! Seems to me that there is a guy close to you who restores old, medium duty trucks like this one. I can't remember where I saw the one truck he had for sale...I think it was Bring A Trailer or Hemmings, if I recall correctly.
  2. I agree. Well, a naturally aspirated Detroit anyway. I actually turned up the volume to hear this one.
  3. Wise words. I flew Aeroflot from Moscow to Frankfurt in June of 1990. When we touched down in Frankfurt, the whole cabin applauded. Perhaps applauding was tradition at that place and time, but my applause was of gratitude to be on the ground. It seemed like the plane's controls were in the hands of a 22-year old who already downed a half-bottle of vodka.
  4. I know folks that have flown for all of the four reasons you listed. I would guess that the main ones are business travel (my brother and two coworkers fly back from SF today), vacations, and family. If I fly it is nearly 100% for business because I enjoy road trips too much.
  5. If you do break something, these folks have a lot of parts: https://www.compactractorparts.com/ I don't have personal experience with the company but have heard that they know what they are talking about and inventory was decent. Yellowrosefarm is correct. Deere and Yanmar have been closely linked with compact tractors from the early 850 and 950 all the way up to the 70-series compacts. The level of Yanmar content/components began to vary with the 4000-series in the late-'90s when compact tractor assembly began in GA. New Deere compacts still often have Yanmar engines today.
  6. I know very little about combines. I don't know if I ever spent any time in a cab of one during harvest. That being said, I thought that 3020 seemed to be on the small side for the 9501. Could easily turn into a "tail wagging the dog" scenario. I still think that 3020 looks pretty tough though.
  7. Nice! I always thought that tracks would be the ticket for snow. We used to have a Prairie 650 and it was a good machine.
  8. I have always had a great appreciation for the Alfa 164. Both the interior and exhaust note are fantastic!
  9. My list could easily be about 20 vehicles. However, I keep trying to decide which of these are THE dream vehicle for me: Porsche 944 S2 and a Land Rover Defender 90 diesel. They are very different in purpose but I love them both for different reasons.
  10. Thanks for those photos. They were fascinating and the tap info was especially enlightening. No responses from the train guys?
  11. I would head south on I-380 to Rt. 33 to Nazareth/Bethlehem. Take I-78 and eventually I-81 west towards Hershey. While it is a four-lane road, the route tends to be fairly scenic. I highly recommend Troegs Brewery for some excellent food in the Hershey-area. It is easy to find just north of Hersheypark. From Hershey, head east on Rt. 322 for a nice scenic drive through farmland on your way to Rough & Tumble. Take Rt. 30 and Rt. 283 on the way home to catch Messick's.
  12. I don't recommend it. We bought a few of them by accident thinking that they were genuine Milwaukee batteries. They did not last very long in our fleet. Thankfully, they have all been recycled.
  13. I have been to the Mecum Harrisburg show a couple times in the past and also a tractor collection auction that they did here in southeastern PA a few years ago. I feel that Mecum auctions are a lot like Red Power shows...well worth your time. Vehicles run the whole spectrum from the very nice, original weekend drivers, the lower level restorations that look OK at 20-feet, to the top-shelf, frame-off restorations that would stand up well to the AACA judges at Hershey. There are also the rare and unusual vehicles that show up at Mecum. I would have gone to Mecum this weekend, but I just couldn't fit it in. The cars are great, but I find that the seamless, clockwork necessary to pull off a big auction as impressive as what's being sold.
  14. Here are some photos of Charlie's 1066 from a year ago. The first photo was taken at The Buck. The other three were taken during a private showing a week prior. I have video of his anniversary pull, but it is too large a file.
  15. I am not brand loyal. We have had a mix over the last 30+ years in business. We never had horror stories with any of them other than a '90 Kodiak that quarter- and half-dollared us for years. I test drove each of the Big Three's 3/4-tons with our last purchase...ordered a Ram. Currently looking at 1/2-tons. The 3.0 GM Duramax really impressed me and it was the best driving GM that I have ever driven. That being said, I preferred the interior and ride of the Ford and nobody comes close to Ford's ability to equip a truck the way I want it. An F150 will be what I get.
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