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Dean
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Today I made the decision to replace my 51 Sherman combination equipped 8N with a Kubota.

I have mixed emotions about doing so because my Father bought it from the original owner in 1974 and it has served he and I well since.

I'm now down to my Sherman combination equipped 52 with just over 1,100 hours, which I will never sell, my 64, 4000 SOS utility loaded retirement project, and my loaded 55 860, which will probably be the next to go.

I made no effort to trade the 51 in and will put it on the market with some trepidation in a month or so.

Priorities change.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Where are you from? I'd like to see photos if possible..that's what I was looking for was a Sherman equipped 8n, I ended up giving up and just purchased a regular 4spd 8n.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been there, done that, the 860 was one of the toughest to part with for me.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's not yet for sale but will be in May or June.

I'm near Cincinnati.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

email me when your ready ....with photos if possible... fourwheelhorseman@yahoo.com thanks!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'll try to remember, K.

Email is open below in Classic, so let me know if I forget.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"Priorities change."

Well said Dean.
It's kind of sad to let go of an old friend like that.
I have done similar a few times.
Had a 66 Volvo 1800 S that I loved for about 10 years but finally let it go.
Also had this 48 Diamond T for nearly 18 years and finally let it go.
I drove this truck up the AlCan and back, "restored" it twice while I had it. Had some great fun and adventures with it.
But there comes a time...
Hopefully you will find the "right owner" who will appreciate it. Then you can let go of it inside.

Heres another toy I let go

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Dean wrote:
(quoted from post at 21:32:11 04/19/1Cool Today I made the decision to replace my 51 Sherman combination equipped 8N with a Kubota.

I have mixed emotions about doing so because my Father bought it from the original owner in 1974 and it has served he and I well since.

I'm now down to my Sherman combination equipped 52 with just over 1,100 hours, which I will never sell, my 64, 4000 SOS utility loaded retirement project, and my loaded 55 860, which will probably be the next to go.

I made no effort to trade the 51 in and will put it on the market with some trepidation in a month or so.



Priorities change.

Dean


I might be net tested in the 860.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote



I might be interested. Spell check sucks sometimes.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, UD.

That is a nice Diamond T.

I am just old enough to remember Diamond Ts on mainline highways.

When small, I remember my Mother (WWII veteran) wishing about driving the AlCan Highway while my Father rolled his eyes.

Of course, neither drove it.

I'm 68 and no longer want to work on tractors, old or new. My 51 is being replaced by my 5th Kubota. I do not expect to work on any of my Kubotas (oil changes excepted) so long as I need them.

Priorities change.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, Terry.

My 860 is also not yet for sale but will probably be so within the year.

I have a 64, 4000 retirement project that I hope to someday tackle.

My 860 has a new set of 11" six loop rims that I plan to replace with a complete set of good PA rims, centers, etc. that I have on hand so as to keep the 6 loop rims, centers, etc. for use with a set of dual wheel adapters for my 64 retirement project. Don't ask.

I change my own tires but do not do so in cold weather (I've done so, and it's more difficult.). Hopefully, I can do so this summer.

Once the changeover has been made I will market the 860, perhaps by fall.

I cannot install the heavy weights currently on the 860 with PA rims unless the rims are adjusted mostly inward but may install a set of light weights (currently on hand) that can be installed on PA rims without regard to rim adjustment. Still planning but low priority.

I will likely post both here and on local CL when the time comes.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: Replacing a Good One Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Dean,
Can't say I blame you. I most likely would only own one tractor, if I could afford to buy a new one. In the meantime I'll just have to keep tinkering on my old tractors to keep them going.
 
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