New Tractor

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Here’s my new tractor. Pretty bare bones. No APU , no inverter, not suited for inclement weather. Hydro-static tranny. Pulls a 4’ trailer. Turns on a dime. Still learning how to back it up when I have the trailer attached. It takes a lot of G.O.A.L ‘s to be safe. Trying to get a handicap tag. Got a sleeper berth on order.

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Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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She's a beauty!

PackRat's Comment
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Gonna need a set of tire chains up there in the frozen white north, too. Winter will be back in about eight more weeks.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Better hook up the governor, so ya ain't speedin' around like a formula 1 racer hahaha

Nice , now you WILL wanna mow the yard more

Jamie's Comment
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Sir, did you scale that load?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I thought I would get some funny replies to my post, and I'm not disappointed. I wish I was driving more than a lawn tractor. I want my Frightliner back.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

PJ's Comment
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Bruce it’s all about perspective. I’m going to try and post a pic of mine

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Cwc's Comment
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I'm about to buy my first house. Closing is the 28th of this month... Since I'm not going to be home often for the first year and my wife is going back to school. I'm opting for a less involved mower.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I bought a Cub Cadet mower and used it heavily for 12 years without a hiccup. Never replaced a part, never touched it with a wrench. Never even changed the belt driving the blades. I've also had fantastic luck with a Cub Cadet tiller and snowblower. Great stuff.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I bought a Cub Cadet mower and used it heavily for 12 years without a hiccup. Never replaced a part, never touched it with a wrench. Never even changed the belt driving the blades. I've also had fantastic luck with a Cub Cadet tiller and snowblower. Great stuff.

That's good to know, I hope I have such a good experience. I already tried to destroy it, so the biggest danger to the tractor is ME! Funny story, I bought this tractor used, it's two years old and the guy I bought it from was moving into a condo (no, not a moveable condo, lol) He took excellent care of his stuff, but after last season, I took it in to the local dealer and had it serviced, blades sharpened, etc. Used it a few times, then I checked the oil. It was so clean, that I couldn't see the level on the dipstick, and so I added more oil. That overfilled it, so when I started it there was this huge gush of excess oil blowing out from the filler/dipstick. But the incredible thing about it was the HUGE amount of smoke from the oil all over the engine. My neighbor thought my house was on fire, so she called 911. Our local policeman, Barney Fife, was just doing his routine patrol and was just around the corner. He comes roaring up, jumps out and wants to know what was going on. So he cancelled the fire alarm before the shiny red trucks hit the road and he and I had a big laugh at my expense.

The lesson I learned is that I got sloppy with my pre-trip. I should have been wearing my glasses so I could see the oil level on the dipstick. I'm really lucky the tractor didn't catch fire.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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