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Just wanted to share a story about a recent search for a 5488. I was browsing through the Machinery Talk forum on agtalk.com a couple weeks ago and found a guy looking for his dad's 5488. I had replied that if he knew the serial number, I may be able to help him out. He got me the serial number and lucky for him I had the number. It belonged to a member here on red power (IHC5488). I reached out to Matt to see if he still had it. He had traded it off a few years ago but contacted the dealer to see if they had a name for the new owner. Within 3 days, we had the gentleman in contact with the owner of his dad's tractor. Matt had the owners manual with the guys dad's name in it. I believe they worked out a deal to get that back to the guys son (Nathan). Nathan spoke with the current owner of the 5488. It was the main tractor on his farm and wasn't really looking to sell it. It did sound as though he would be willing to look for a tractor to replace it so Nathan can have his dad's tractor back. 

Nathan is amazed that he was able to locate his dad's 5488 so fast. Something he probably never thought possible but thanks to the registry it was a success. I just wanted to share the story so guys that are working on lists can see they are useful. For guys that have the tractors or know where tractors are that are being recorded,  get them added to help the next guy that's looking. I've often wondered myself if it's worth it but this was pretty cool to be a part of. Matt, thanks for your help in tracking down the new owner! I still have a few 1466 tractors that I am searching for. Hopefully I can tell another similar story someday.

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