I could hear the pride in his voice when he said Ė I bought it new in 1974. The old Versatile showed it too, it is in very good condition, everything works and the cab is clean. I looked around the farm and could see that it had been passed over for trade in several times; but now the time had come for it to be replaced. When I hit the starter it came to life and idled like the day it was new. He told me to be careful with it, the brakes had gone out two days ago and he didnít want me to damage my trailer. I knew it wasnít about the trailer. It loaded without any problems. After I boomed it down we talked a few minutes about this and that. I told him I needed to recheck my boomers and get on the road. He told me Ė oh donít worry if it falls off, I donít suppose anyone cares about an old tractor like that anyway. I told him, maybe not; but you do, and as long as itís with me I am going to take care of it the same way you did.
Hauled with pride. 11-28-12.