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Old 06-04-2011, 03:34:21 AM
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I am a 71 year old retired welder that loves gardening and small-time farming. I just bought an old 2-wheel Gravely with several attachments, including a riding sulkey. My next purchase hopefully will be a cutter bar mower. Then I will be set up to hobby farm my 10 acres here in WV.
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Hello and welcome to Smokstak!

Being a welder, you are probably already infected with rustitis so I won't be comiserating with you.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:25:48 PM
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You're NEVER too old to go nuts....... .......
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Welome. Great place to hang out and you are never to old to start in this hobby. My father is 81 and helps me on weekends. Keep an eye out for old oilfield engines in WV. If you find one I will trade you a nice walk behind garden tractor with a sickle bar attachment (and some cash). Good luck and keep us posted as your collection grows. They always do, believe me.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:23:37 PM
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welcom to the stak,
gravley is a good tractor, built to last, you'll have a lot of fun here, any q.s or con.s feel free to post,
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:50:02 PM
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Where in Wisconsin do you live, Craig? i lived and worked in the Pound-Oconto Falls area for about 12 years. i loved the North Woods but the terribly cold winters didn't agree with my wife so I had to leave Wisconsin.
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good luck with your, new too you machine.
the nick name for those style machine's is man killer. and they can hurt you. the reason is. to go forward, one pulls the lever BACK. to go backwards one pushes the lever Forward. in a tight spot it will get the operator.
all the best. Dan
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With 10 acres, you may have to buy a second gravely and let the wife help with 1/2 the farming.

Welcome aboard. This site can get pretty addicting too, so you may retire from 'farming' quicker than you planned to as you won't have as much time for it.
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Where in Wisconsin do you live, Craig? i lived and worked in the Pound-Oconto Falls area for about 12 years. i loved the North Woods but the terribly cold winters didn't agree with my wife so I had to leave Wisconsin.
Yikes......I didn't realize, til just now, you had asked.......

Central Wisconsin, 50 miles east of Marshfield.
Can't say I blame your wife......but our winters haven't been THAT cold for quite a few years.
I'm not wishing for -30º nights either.......
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