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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Toddled (drove actually......but at my usual toddling pace) over to the consignment auction in Tulsa today, hoping for a tire.......none in my size

    BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FOUND THIS ON FLEABAY!!!!!!!!!!!Attachment 1715474

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Used-Work...ef98%7Ciid%3A1

    If it doesn't hold air, it'll at least gimme the massive Mighty Oak thighs that K'kins admires

    Anyways, for real, gonna order a new Firestone I guess. Should be here in about 3 days or so. Damn tire is gonna be about 1/5 the price I paid for the stinkin' tractor Attachment 1715475
    Wow!!!, see lots of people selling 'crossfit' tires these days... there's even a few on craigslist around here. Hard to say on the ebay ones if they don't do something to them 'required by law' like the discount places around here would do with seconds and 'other' blems which involved cutting holes in the sidewall.

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    When we were kids, our Grandfather gave us an old tractor tire to play on. It was from a Allis and wasn't very big, maybe 4 feet or so. We used to roll it around and jump on it.

    One day the milkman (remember those) noticed it laying in the yard and told Mom that it was a lot better than one he had on his tractor, would she swap? She said OK, and we got a more used tire, the milkman got a better used tire and everybody won.

    Why I remember that, I don't know. But not everybody had a tractor tire in the yard in the town we lived in.

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    Interesting. Just about 4 years ago, I met a guy at a crossfit gym...he wanted to bring his invention to life. He said, getting tires was no problem. Folk were looking for ways to get rid of them. I guess one man trash tires is actually his treasure chest at $325.

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    300 miles, and $400 later...................................AND I GOTS A NEW TIRE

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Size:  221.5 KB A FIRESTONE IDENTICAL TO WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACTOR

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Size:  193.0 KB MAYBE ABOUT 1/3 WORN OUT, AND MOUNTED ON THE CORRECT RIM FOR MY TRACTOR

    Sometimes you get real lucky. I sent an Email to Simply Tire on Ebay, asking them if they would knock the tax off if I sent them my farm tax number. They said I had to contact Ebay.................................Well, the delay was fortuitous.........I found these tires in the meantime (guy has 8 of them, and I'm gonna go back and get another in a few weeks.......an unmounted one I can use for a spare)

    I was grinning all the way home Hell.......the rim is worth about $300

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    Thanks man, it was a stroke of extreme luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    300 miles, and $400 later...................................AND I GOTS A NEW TIRE

    ] A FIRESTONE IDENTICAL TO WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACTOR

    [ MAYBE ABOUT 1/3 WORN OUT, AND MOUNTED ON THE CORRECT RIM FOR MY TRACTOR

    Sometimes you get real lucky. I sent an Email to Simply Tire on Ebay, asking them if they would knock the tax off if I sent them my farm tax number. They said I had to contact Ebay.................................Well, the delay was fortuitous.........I found these tires in the meantime (guy has 8 of them, and I'm gonna go back and get another in a few weeks.......an unmounted one I can use for a spare)

    I was grinning all the way home Hell.......the rim is worth about $300
    Samm, to travel 300 miles, gas , time and expenses, wouldnt it have been smarter to buy both tires at the same time??? why wait a few weeks and go back?

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    Samm, to travel 300 miles, gas , time and expenses, wouldnt it have been smarter to buy both tires at the same time??? why wait a few weeks and go back?
    K'kins went to the ATM this morning, before I got on the road at 9. She brought back $500, which is what I thought I would need. So, actually, because I didn't plan ahead, I didn't have enough money on me. I'd imagine the unmounted tire would have cost around $200, so I was $100 short. I hadn't planned on buying more than one tire, just enough to get back running again. And, I couldn't ask the guy to take a check from someone midway down the State. These were in Miami, about maybe 2, or so miles from the State line. once you actually got to the doood's place.. Almost in Missouri.

    Sad thing is............a trip like this used to be sorta fun. Stop and eat somewhere along the way always is fun for me (she didn't come this time,, and I can't blame her). But this damn Covid thing makes it impossible to stop anywhere. I had a good breakfast, and didn't eat till I came home.

    K'kins said she'd come next time, so we can pack a picnic sorta thing, and stop somewhere on the way down, or way back, to eat. Eating is my biggest pleasure when traveling these days. I've gotten HUGELY tired of driving. I hate it these days. I'm not young anymore................but I still push it. Don't stop till the trip is over. Can't shake the old ways I guess.

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    And it's bigtime casino country around Miami. You can go into these places, and get a fantastic meal for about 8 bucks, no kidding. I mean GOOOOOOOOD FOOD.

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    BTW......................ROFLMAO.........Miami is pronounced My-am-uh around here. Kinda like Prague.........which is pronounced Pr(long A)g. Prayyg. This be Oklohoma ROFL

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    Now, here's a funny

    I'm back on the road, heading home...........and the dood's wife calls me up on the cell phone. They could only find $380. (Which ain't my problem mind you..........I counted the money out in his hand).

    I told her I came with 500, and would count what I had left (although I KNEW what I had left). Call back, tell her I got 100 bucks in my wallet, and maybe they ought to look around the yard for the 20 bucks.

    About maybe 2 minutes later, she calls me back, and tells me that her husband found the other 20 in his boot.

    Now.......my take on this........... Daddy tried to slip some beer money out of the pot before he gave it to Momma

    Life is good out in this part of the country. People are weird, and they're entertaining. Ya can't ask for more.

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    Back when I used to sell hay............I delivered to this ol' guy. Had to back into the place where he wanted me to tip the trailer.

    I'm lookin' in the mirror............AND THE DOOD IS TAKIN' A DUMP NEXT TO A HAY BALE. Wiped his butt with toilet paper he carried around in his overalls. That was the old timers. They're mostly gone now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and I sure miss those old guys. Life was more interesting back then. Nowadays it's all tight assed young doods that think they know everything on the Planet..............................Give 'em time says me...........they'll come around.........or they'll die of heart attacks

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    When I first started out, I had this guy buy some hay. We agreed on the price, and it was a done deal

    Doooood brings his trailer, and I load it.

    He shoves a wad of bills in my shirt pocket, and boogies..................................("Thanks young fella" he tells me)

    I'm watchin' this guy go up the road back of the house, and I count the wad.......................................F'r shorted me 40 bucks

    I didn't even bother chasin' after him. It was a lesson learned, and a good story to tell folks years later.

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    Thing is...........if the dood got off on screwin' me outta 40 bucks.............like the dood that screwed me on a hay deal last Winter...........why lose sleep over it. YOU'RE THE ONE WHO PAYS THE PRICE IN HYPER TENSION, AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. I like life on an even keel. K'kins agrees. It's why we're still together, and happy as clams. We enjoy life.

    Most of the people that screwed me over the years are in the grave. I'm still here, and enjoying life. There's somethin' to be said for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    When I first started out, I had this guy buy some hay. We agreed on the price, and it was a done deal

    Doooood brings his trailer, and I load it.

    He shoves a wad of bills in my shirt pocket, and boogies..................................("Thanks young fella" he tells me)

    I'm watchin' this guy go up the road back of the house, and I count the wad.......................................F'r shorted me 40 bucks

    I didn't even bother chasin' after him. It was a lesson learned, and a good story to tell folks years later.
    LOL!!! that's the story you told k'kins... but did she search your boots???

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    BTW......................ROFLMAO.........Miami is pronounced My-am-uh around here. Kinda like Prague.........which is pronounced Pr(long A)g. Prayyg. This be Oklohoma ROFL
    And Missouri is pronounced "Miz-ura", not "Mizz-ur-ee". (Found that out when we moved to Arkansas..."Ar-kan-saw") LOL

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    I don't think I've ever heard Arkansas pronounced with a "sas", is that a thing - anywhere?

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    Kinda like 'Aus-trail-ya' or 'Aus-trawl-yah'

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    You mean "Stray-a" as per local lingo but you still didn't answer my question, sorry about being an ignorant strayan but I was hoping to find out

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    K'kins went to the ATM this morning, before I got on the road at 9. She brought back $500, which is what I thought I would need. So, actually, because I didn't plan ahead, I didn't have enough money on me. I'd imagine the unmounted tire would have cost around $200, so I was $100 short. I hadn't planned on buying more than one tire, just enough to get back running again. And, I couldn't ask the guy to take a check from someone midway down the State. These were in Miami, about maybe 2, or so miles from the State line. once you actually got to the doood's place.. Almost in Missouri.

    Sad thing is............a trip like this used to be sorta fun. Stop and eat somewhere along the way always is fun for me (she didn't come this time,, and I can't blame her). But this damn Covid thing makes it impossible to stop anywhere. I had a good breakfast, and didn't eat till I came home.

    K'kins said she'd come next time, so we can pack a picnic sorta thing, and stop somewhere on the way down, or way back, to eat. Eating is my biggest pleasure when traveling these days. I've gotten HUGELY tired of driving. I hate it these days. I'm not young anymore................but I still push it. Don't stop till the trip is over. Can't shake the old ways I guess.
    just go to an ATM by the guy you were buying tires from????
    Last edited by Hobbytime; 09-08-2020 at 06:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
    just go to an ATM by the guy you were buying tires from????
    K'kins is the only one who has a debit card. I won't have one........too dangerous IMHO. I don't like them because they're linked to your bank account, whereas a credit card ain't.

    I carry one credit card with no PIN# activated. I just feel safer if nobody has any more access than necessary if I should lose the thing,, or get the number pirated. Matter of fact...........I had to pay at the pump a few weeks back because I'd forgotten my mask at home. I immediately canceled the credit card, and got a new one that evening. Card readers at pumps are generally WIFI. All somebody has to do is sit in the parking lot, and get your number. Or substitute their card reader in the pump.

    Even with my "safety" measures, I'm sure I'm vulnerable in some way. It's a dangerous world out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woznme View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard Arkansas pronounced with a "sas", is that a thing - anywhere?
    Some do the "sas", but usually only once......the grammer hammers get them.

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