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Ready to go Stump Jumping in this nice Weather!
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Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 14:28:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Added a few (3) Skid Plates under the truck made out of 3/16 Hard Diamond Plate Steel. That added another 100+ pounds to the truck! 200 feet of New 7/16" Winch Cable in case I get stuck. Now I can feel a little bit better if I get into some big sticks or rocks wanting to jam under the truck up into the Radiator or something like that. Snows 80% gone now and in the middle of January! Ready to have some back country fun!! Mark H.

Dennis in Wisconsin    Posted 01-27-2005 at 04:28:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what is a machine like what you have worth ---- ball park figure thanks

Willy-N    Posted 01-27-2005 at 07:19:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a price tag of $6,000.00 to $7,000.00 if some one ever offerd it to me but I don't have a for sale sign on it. It would take me allmost that much money to build or buy another one in this good of shape. If I ever sold it I would probley buy a UniMog to set up for going off road but they want 8-12K for one of those! Just another Big Boys Toy!! Mark H.

steve19438    Posted 01-27-2005 at 09:18:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i too was pricing unimog's; this past summer. the best deal i could find was a 20 yr. old one from a township maintenace crew. they wanted 12 grand. to steep for me.

Willy-N PS    Posted 01-27-2005 at 08:45:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
They sell them much cheaper BUT after you replace the complete brake system, rebuild the engine to new, new tires, new fuel tank and lines, paint things, fix the cooling system, re/build the power train, replace all the wiring, clean up the truck, fix the winch and add new cable ect the cost goes way up to have a reliable sorta like new one! After that they are a lot of fun to drive. Mark H.

Rajah from Delhi    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:30:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a very nice truck that yourself does have there Mr. Willy. Is it a Nissan like we have back home?

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:38:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
No american made but would make a great Taxi for in the Bonnies! Gets allmost 10 mpg and tree huggers hate it so it makes them more fun to drive! No Crumple Zone so you depend on the other car crushing on impact. Since the bumper is at around 28+ inches high it lines up with the hoods & head lights on most cars to lessen the chance of hurting it. Well planed for tail gaiters in a hurry! Mark H.

Old Coot    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:26:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is that an old power wagon??? I remember them things when i was in the Army...Those things could go places a billy goat wouldnt dare travel...

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:31:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is a 1953 Military M37 Dodge 3/4 ton rated 1+ ton on road. The Koren war used them alot and they quit using them in the Vietnam war. They do get around good just not a Freeway Flyer 50+ mph tops. Mark H.

Old Coot    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:40:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats when i was in the army in 53...Wasnt in long and i got in a car accident on leave hurt my back and was discharged

SY    Posted 01-26-2005 at 15:52:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Mark. I have a 1960 Ford 841 tractor with that same front end in it. It's an Elenco conversion I think itwas a factory option.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:20:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is strong enought for a tractor front end. With all the surpluse parts after the war I would be suprised if they did not make some other uses of the parts. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-26-2005 at 14:50:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
better watch that stump jumpin could hurt yourself ya know, another 70 f day here ,only snow we have left is where it was piled. been raking the lawn, don,t know who the guy was that plowed some gravel onto the grass but if i ever catch him hmmm lol.

Rajah from Delhi    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:11:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is still one payment owing on the crate of India Summer you did recieve Mr. Toolman.

toolman    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:16:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
well rajah my ole friend your gonna have to wait and get inline behind bc gas , bc hydro, and the grocery store this month.think maybe i could swap you some of this INDIAN summer for a new monitor, grover got one from your fellow countrymen a 20 in. er, a MR. FENCE i belive his name was and cousin burr reccomended him to grover, them blue eyey sheiks from alberta get all the deals. help i guess ifin your a land baron too.

Rajah from Delhi    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:26:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have noticed that my cousin Vindar's computer nolonger has a moniter. Perhaps it was he whom supplied Mr. Grover with the nice new one. The payments on Vindar's taxi are most expensive now you do know.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 15:00:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure of our temps(50-60) but it is nice out and there is some new green grass poking up around the place. No butter cups yet but it won't be long at this rate. I am begining to wonder if winter is over for us?? Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-26-2005 at 15:03:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh i wouldn,t take the plow off the truck just yet lol.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 15:17:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not yet I need it to re/grade in a few spots when it drys out more first. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:02:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
i did mine a couple days ago monday , i guess it was, dug it all up parking lot too regraded it , packed it the next day and today it,s looking good ,sure hope i don,t have to plow snow off it until next year now though.haha im goin to make a tooth bar for my loader think that it would cut better when digging , something i can take off when i don,t need it.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:28:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I made a leveler for my tractor to grade with. It is a heavey C-Channel with the narrow edges down but instead of just draging it and having it bounce over the rough and high spots I made it a 3 point. It has a upper mount so I can keep it level and hold it at a certian height. Put around 200+ lbs of steel on top of it for weight. I tried it out when it was thawed in the beginig of winter and it works great on the gravel. It should clean/level up the pastures nice with out digging them up more like the blade does. Mark H.

SYLVESTER McSWINE    Posted 01-26-2005 at 15:00:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Leave it! Spray with Green Paint,Collie will never know.......unless.....hee hee

toolman    Posted 01-26-2005 at 15:03:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
but MR MCSWINE, when she mows the lawn she,ll be chuckin rocks at me as i lay in my lawn chair , well guess that would save on her picthin arm though wouldn,t it hmmm have ta ponder.

SYLVESTER McSWINE    Posted 01-26-2005 at 15:19:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
UUUMMMHHH, now that You mention it one must consider the many facets to this particular Jewel.some of which may not glimmer with a great deal of brilliance.
I too shall ponder the matter...perhaps.....

Grove r    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:08:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pleasantries....nice here today, too.....just above freezing....making everything slickery! Nice job on the skid plates, Mark...did the same thing on my old 66 3/4 ton Merc, that I use to feed, if I had a cab and box..... R.E.L.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:40:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great for keeping the tall Cow Pies off the engine oil pan! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:07:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
these indeed are ponderable times why just the other day i was pondering how ennis gets away with sleepin all day,and his lady friends well then today i was ponderin how grover talked dode into that 20 in monitor, then there,s DJ runnin all over the country with the ss and tammy well she ain,t even got out the skillet yet and i won,t even mention ron and tax time and how donna is gonna , well you knoe, ponderable ponders fer sure boss.

Grove r    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:13:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Speaking of did Collie manage to talk a die hard chibby man into buying an up town Ford type ve hic le????? NOW THERE IS A REAL "PONDERABLE".....R.E.L.

toolman    Posted 01-26-2005 at 16:34:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
momentary lack of judgement i can assure you, she did make some unmentionabale promises too ( like a good home cooked supper)hah get yer mind outs of the gutter lol. why even last week when i was deliouris she claims i offered to trade her straight across for my beloved chebby, can you imaging that, why nobody would ever belive i was sick enough to say something like that.

TB    Posted 01-26-2005 at 17:39:33       [Reply]  [No Email]


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