Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: Should I Rent or Buy??

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
The tractor vet

11-22-2012 14:52:45

Report to Moderator

When one of my friends needs excavating done they ask me what we need to do the job , then they RENT what i tell them and i run it . a couple years back a friend called me to come look at what they had planned for a new cattle barn and needed a site leveled on a hill side . They had bids from three different excavating contractors from 7800 bucks to 12000 bucks and were told that they would hace to bring in two pans two dozers and a sheeps foot roller and it would take them a week to do the job. Vernon asked me what i thought and what we needed to do it . I told him ONE dozer his one farm tractor and his home made dump wagon . It was a cut and fill and had to be compacted . He rented a 750 J D dozer and i went to work . Took me five days to do the site with a 9 foot cut across 350 feet and a fill of 12 foot plus rough grading at the end to get water to flow around the site . His cost was under two grand with fuel. and i was paid well for the job . The contractor that was to do the footers and alley ways and feet bunks was amazed to find that i had the whole location within 1/2 to one inch of grade and asked who did it and was it done with lazer . and no we did not have a lazer just and old builders level and a story pole and a old fart in the seat that can cut a grade by feel . when you rent you get a fairly new machine that is somewhat tight and if it breaks down not due to your fault they bring out another one or fix it .

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters