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Help with father

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by #1 tylr, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. #1 tylr

    #1 tylr New Member

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    My dad bought a old......i mean old 955 and now its in my barn keepin
    My good equip sittin out....
     
  2. d9gdon

    d9gdon Senior Member

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    What is the serial number? Is it a 955 12A?
     
  3. grandpa

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    If my dad was still alive , I let him keep anything he wanted to in my barn. Gramps
     
  4. Hendrik

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    So there is a question or are you just having a whinge?
    OK lets assume the question is how do I get Dad to move his rusty 955 out of the shed so I can put my nice shiny stuff back in there.
    Well, I don't know your situation. so can't comment too much but all I can really advise is that you talk to him straight up and tell him how feel about the situation.
    Is it worth getting into an argument about? Just put it on the table that the 955 is worth bugger all, whilst your equipment has a higher value and thus should be looked after more to a certain extend.
     
  5. bill onthehill

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    I feel your pain. I have a little mini motorhome we have used twice in 2 years sitting in the barn while my backhoe is out in the snow. If I did not think I would get stuck in the cow poop I would put it in the barnyard overhang. Tough call.
     
  6. toddcat955L

    toddcat955L Well-Known Member

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    Grandpa, I agree with u 100%. Share a little space now, When there GONE u get it it all! But then its not as important to u.
     
  7. tctractors

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    I would Love my Dad to put anything he wants in my barn, he could burn my stuff to make space. S.C. RIP 11-11-2005 at 11am

    tctractors.

    p.s. even if it was a JCB, I cannot stand em'
     
  8. 06Pete

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    Try to encourage him to work on it and fix it up and make it a project for both of you. Then you will have a good loader and good memories later because when they are gone that little space in the barn won't even be thought of. I wish me and my father had done more projects like that but he has been gone now for three years and I still have every one of his Farmalls and spend too much time and money keeping them up but won't stop.
     
  9. grandpa

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    Thats a problem for me too 06Pete. My dad's "stuff" will stay in my barn til they throw dirt in my face too!!!!!
     
  10. BCOWANWHEELS

    BCOWANWHEELS Well-Known Member

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    Its called rank has it privledge. Respect dad because when he and mom are gone you,ll know you,ve lost your 2 best friends on this earth. I miss both of mine so bad it still hurts and i,am a old man......... Jmo
     
  11. JGS Parts

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    stop bitching about it and build another shed, if the gear is worth so much whats the cost of a shed
     
  12. Hendrik

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  13. stock

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    My pap pass away 21 years tomorrow the 21st of Jan and he could have my shed to keep what ever he wanted in it were he still with us, and I believe every member of the family would be the same as me. I agree with JGS shut up or put up.............. better still restore it with him it would be a small payback for what he did for you..............
     
  14. JBGASH

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    Enjoy whatever time you can with your Dad, make a joint project out of it and help him out with it will be worth it in the long run especially when he is gone. My dad left us early in my life so I am wishing I would have had the opportunity you have at present.
     
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    JGS, and down, The correct answer to a simple issue, well said all of you, "Build a Bigger Shed" or a new one or at least post a few pic's of the CAT???
     
  16. JDDozerman

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    Peculiar post here!??! But as someone who lost my Dad when I was in Elementary school, and my Mom passed away when I was in High School, :my2c worth is, don't sweat the small stuff, just be glad you still have a Dad. As the rest said, if you need more room, build another shed, I'm sure you're Dad appreciates you letting him use the space, and after all he, and your mother, did bring you into this world, it can't hurt to show some appreciation in return.

    Cheers,
    JD Dozerman
     
  17. BCOWANWHEELS

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    Always for words of wisdom the wise man always truns to GODS word and the bible clearly says to honour thy father and mother. Just my way.
     
  18. toddcat955L

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    JDDozerman, Excellent post, when I read it I had to think about my own situation with my father. We never had any interest that were the same,
    I would've really enjoyed it if my father had been interested in heavy equipment, we had a farm and I always thought
    it would be COOL to have a CRAWLER or HY-LIFT to have and work on the farm,but it was just not his thing. {EACH HIS OWN** SO to all who has a father that enjoys working and tinkering on tractors or equipment,I think your very lucky.If it means just giving a little space, come on --- small price to pay to make the old man HAPPY, and enjoy something U both like.
     
  19. RocksnRoses

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    What we do not know here, is what the relationship between #1 tylr and his father is, whether they get along really well, or whether the relationship is strained. Unlike the majority of the posters here, I worked with my father on the family farm, into my early 30's and the relationship gradually deteriorated to the point where I had had enough and found myself in #1 tylr's position, there was a lot of my old man's gear in my shed. I got my tractor and shifted all of his gear back to his place and left it in his yard and then went on and started my own contracting business. As you can imagine, that went down like a lead balloon and I had very little to do with him until he died. To this day, I have no regrets.

    I can only assume that if #1 tylr got along well with his father, they should be able to work something out, but maybe this is not the case.

    RnR.
     
  20. Jim D

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    RocksnRoses, I'm sorry to hear that story.

    My story is between RocksnRoses' and the rest of the posters's, my father was neither kind nor hard.

    What all these posts remind me of: I have a friend who has always been very hard on his two sons, now young adults. Just as my friend's father was very hard on him and his brothers. At his end, my friends father past away alone in a trailer a few states distant from his children. When ever my friend is hard on his boys when I am around, I say to him "When your old and living alone in a trailer in (another state), and I come to see you, I'm going say 'I told you so...' when I leave".
     
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