Monday, March 8, 2010
Big boys and their big toys
Friday morning, March 5, 2010, has been officially declared Tractor Day for the last few months. My husband, bless his weary bones, has complained that our little Kubota was not quite strong enough to keep up with our snow removal needs. With no power steering, it was hard on Gary's neck and shoulders. It became time to upgrade the tractor as soon as my Honda Accord was paid off, March 4, 2010. We wasted no time making the exchange. Obviously from the picture above, it was another snowy morning. Come hell or snowstorm, though, we were going to get a new tractor.
My husband didn't think I was showing enough enthusiasm about our new purchase. In a valiant effort to show my astonishing level of enthusiasm, I bought balloons and a model truck pulling a model tractor to celebrate Tractor Day. One would think this was more than enough proof-- alas, to no avail, he questioned my attitude! Men.
To continue this fascinating tale, we drove to Heber, Utah to Valley Kubota, where the nearest dealer is located. 135 miles one way to trade in our little old tractor for a big new shiny tractor.
The old tractor was unloaded and the new tractor was loaded,
barely fitting on the flatbed trailer.
Fortunately the storm broke and the roads were clear for the ride home.
As soon as we got home the big boy was on his big toy checking out the power steering and all the bells and whistles. Did you know that you can buy a tractor with cruise control? We didn't get it but really, who knew? Tractor envy anyone?
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