Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-10-2014 14:44:47
What l meant was that although The 130 might not be a bad little "runabout" tractor in itself, they have very little in common with any of the other 100 series tractors part wise and apparently getting certain bits for a 130 is (and always was) difficult!
The left hand/right and drive quip reminded me of something from my ancient history. One of my school teachers noticed that I was left-handed and told us a tale about another left-handed pupil he once had who was not the brightest star in the sky apparently. The teacher had organised a camping trip somewhere and the idea was that each day they would take turns to do the cooking. He told this lad that he had better go and get himself a "Left-handed frying pan " for when it was his turn to cook. The kid went to every camping shop in town looking for this elusive cooking utensil, every shop he tried ( Realising the poor kid was having his leg pulled!) Replying with words to the effect " Er..... well we don't seem to have any in stock at the moment.... Have you tried Milletts or The Army stores? " This post was edited by Roy in UK at 01:55:14 06/11/14.
Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to Roy in UK, 06-11-2014 01:19:13
Hi Roy, Yes, parts for the 130 are becoming increasingly rare. See the occasional one scrapped but that's it. Regarding the left hand tale I had an instance recently to open a new bank account. The lady asked me if I was left-handed. Jokingly I said "what difference does that make". With a very straight face she said that they could supply me with a left-hand cheque book. If you think about it you would automatically open a cheque book with your left hand snd write with you right. That's not really possible for someone who is left handed!!!!! Learn something every day. Cheers DavidP
Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-13-2014 01:51:59
I remember way back in The 1970's our MF rep telling us that he was struggling to find bits for a customers 130.... and that was then!
Yes the older style cheque books are a pain for us 'lefties'. My bank supplies ambidextrous cheque books, i.e. the stubs are still on the left hand side of the book as usual but they are orientated at 90 degrees to the cheques themselves, which makes filling them in easier. Having said that I still have to tear the cheque from the book before I can write it out. This post was edited by Roy in UK at 03:10:14 06/13/14.
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