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D17 out to pasture

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Virgil Walden

03-05-2004 05:33:09

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Hello, My D17 has about had it. The latest problem, the transmission linkage. It runs, but it has seen its better days. It does have new tires, new hoses, a repaired radiator and new coil and rebuilt carb. I am in the market for a later model tractor. I have 25 acres to keep Bush hogged and poor old betsy just want do it anymore. I need another tractor in the worse way, but have a problem. I was laid off September 2002 until December 2003. I had 2 mortgages, 7 dependents and no job. I am gainfully employed again now and can see a little light at the end of the tunnel; however in all this I had to file a Chapter 13 debt consolidation to stop foreclosure on my house, so now I couldn't get financing if I had too. I am in Alabama. I need a tractor and I am looking for some way to get one and make payments without having to go through the finance thing, because I know they won't approve it. Anyone out there got a tractor they would be willing to sell for payments, if I set up an automatic withdrawal or something along those lines? I am an honest person that just got dealt a bum hand thanks to Department of Defense and Rumsfield cancelling the contract I was working on. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions or know of a place that will do the in house thing, I would certainly appreciate it. Although I am reemployed, I don't have the cash to out right pay for one. Thanks



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03-07-2004 04:53:00

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 Re: D17 out to pasture in reply to Virgil Walden, 03-05-2004 05:33:09  

Virgil, I tried to E-mail you but you didn't check the box to allow that option.

I thought I was reading about myself when I read your note.
I too, have felt the pain, my wife and I were layed off from our jobs after 18+ yrs each at same employer and with-in 3 months of each other, bills coming in from every direction, unemployment ran out looking for a job, very hard to find work to help generate income here in Western N.Y.

My main tractor needed to be overhauled right in the middle of round baling hay last year. 40+ acres cut and on the ground and another 50 to do.

Well, I bartered and pulled in all the favors everyone owed me and we got the hay baled while the tractor was getting fixed.

I now have 2 part-time jobs and put a plow on the truck and ran ad in local paper for snowplowing, yard work, home, auto, tractor repairs, etc.

The work is not steady by any means, but you get my point, I am doing what I have to, to continue day by day. Sometimes the bills are late, but I keep hacking away at them. I am not typing this not to put you down in any way, just to let you know, you are not alone.

If you get finacial help from more than one source, please feel free to give them my E-mail address. I too could use some relief.

Thanks and Good Luck, Bob

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