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« Reply #100 on: April 23, 2021, 06:24:07 PM »
ya I got the only one around here that I know of , I went pickup shopping today , that went very fast cause there is no pickups , 1 dealer had 3 trucks if you like white and only white, other dealer had 5 pickups but not what I want , either pickups for 20 year old kids all blacked out but cheap inside or high end stuff that are not meant to be pulled off pavement

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« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2021, 06:15:45 AM »
In used trucks it's almost impossible to find a regular old pick -me-up with a regular cab and an 8 foot bed .What you do find is over priced double cab golf club haulers with itty bitty beds .The interiors  are all dolled up like a Cadillac ,country club truck . New they cost as much as a Cadillac .I never thought I'd see the day somebody shells out 50 plus grand for a truck .Good grief .

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« Reply #102 on: April 24, 2021, 07:03:31 AM »
2 of my friends want to replace their Rural mail vans for various reasons. 

Toyota can supply, but the vans are being built in Japan now, and will be 6 weeks away. 

I can hook you up with a barely used VW van, or a Chinese LDV with a 100 yard warranty.  :D

The VW, too expensive to repair with the local dealer. The LDV, well it's Chinese. One of the windows fell out.  ::)

Like you say, it's hard to find a regular "work" vehicle. But then again, they are in these vans for maybe 8 hour a day. So automatic, climate control, comfy seats do actually matter. Then there's the safety ABS, airbags, stability control etc.  So a "basic" vehicle is sorta out  of the deal.  
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« Reply #103 on: April 24, 2021, 10:55:09 AM »
They should make a pick up truck with a few dings and dents already  installed to ease the worry of doing it yourself .I classify a truck like I do a chainsaw or a ball peen hammer it's a tool .

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« Reply #104 on: April 24, 2021, 01:33:03 PM »
To the right crowd that might sell - look at the new jeans you can buy with holes, rips, faded - they cost the most.  
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« Reply #105 on: April 24, 2021, 01:58:22 PM »
$50 grand, Dam Al I need to come shopping in your area , $80 to $100 grand is closer if you can find one

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« Reply #106 on: April 24, 2021, 09:47:37 PM »
With me it's tractors. The 100 hours a year look at mine and can't understand how I can bang it up like that. Easy, use it!!!!  ;D As I say, I did not buy it, to look at it.
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« Reply #107 on: April 24, 2021, 11:18:00 PM »
ya I might have found not what I want but what I may buy , we looked online at supper at another dealer that showed 14 pickups in stock so we drove over and found 1 truck so waste of time , We will see on monday 

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« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2021, 08:42:47 AM »
Sounds to me the Canadians have a lot of money to spend .Us poor folk in the corn belt belt are poor as church mice .We are so poor we can't even pay attention . :D It's a tough job to be a skin flint but I some how survive .

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« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2021, 08:56:12 AM »
Blue jeans with holes .They are just lazy, I install my own holes even patch them myself .Aside from being a fairly good mechanic I can run a Singer sewing machine .When they get too bad to wear they become rags .Takes a long while before that happens .
I think I have have 5 or 6 suits which are seldom worn but just yesterday we laid my uncle of 93 to rest after a life lived well . 300 miles round trip from the flatlands of northern Ohio to the south where they ran out of flat ground and had to stack the acres on end . 

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« Reply #110 on: April 26, 2021, 09:31:32 AM »
Blue jeans with holes .They are just lazy, I install my own holes even patch them myself .Aside from being a fairly good mechanic I can run a Singer sewing machine .When they get too bad to wear they become rags .Takes a long while before that happens .
I think I have have 5 or 6 suits which are seldom worn but just yesterday we laid my uncle of 93 to rest after a life lived well . 300 miles round trip from the flatlands of northern Ohio to the south where they ran out of flat ground and had to stack the acres on end .


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« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2021, 01:24:48 PM »
My lady fair "Georgie girl " thinks I'm a tad odd .I save those holey blue jeans and get on a kick and patch half dozen at a time .I must have at least 10 pairs of brand new I've never yet taken the tags off of. Then again I've got several dozen chainsaws I seldom use .Only one woman though .Can  you imagine a harem ? My goodness that would cruel and unusual punishment . :o

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« Reply #112 on: April 26, 2021, 01:46:11 PM »
I hate breaking in new jeans.  >:( 
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« Reply #113 on: April 26, 2021, 02:25:57 PM »
As a kid 50 plus years ago holes in the jeans was in style. We developed them by hauling square bales. The right one was usally the most worn and patched 2 or 3 times.
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« Reply #114 on: April 26, 2021, 06:10:19 PM »
no money here Al, its so bad the mice donot even stay here , they got alot nicer homes to live in down the road , 

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« Reply #115 on: April 27, 2021, 06:34:14 AM »
The mice here are brave souls or stupid .Two cats residing in the house plus a den  of red fox not 100 feet away from the house in a dug out ground hog hole .Plus any number of red tail hawks patrolling the air spaces like fighter jets .It's a real circus . ;D

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« Reply #116 on: May 04, 2021, 06:47:47 AM »
Getting kind of low on some models myself now. I've mostly stopped shipping saws. Only a couple of models I have enough in stock to do that. For the rest, I'm holding them for my local guys. But people are driving further to buy them in the store.

The sad thing is that most companies are predicting that this mess is going to take a long time before things improve. The entire supply chain has to recover, and every link is dependant on other links.
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« Reply #117 on: May 04, 2021, 11:12:12 AM »
Stihl dealer phoned me yesterday and offered a new 500i that was to be shipped to them like it was a very special deal . Told them I had brand new 500i still sitting in their boxes on the shelve but would take a couple new 400s if they could find any . You guys in the USA are w a ways a head of us here .  When I orderedthe flotation skidsteer tires I was told I would have them in 3 days well that sure did not happen and at this point not sure when they are going to show up if ever.  It's going to get worse before it's going to get better . The GM plant here is shut down with no date on reopening cause of the chip shortage

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« Reply #118 on: May 04, 2021, 11:48:50 AM »
Well there you go .Boat got cross wise in the Suez canal and the world stopped turning .Maybe they should have an alternate plan . ???
Of course none of that has anything to do with the price of a knotty 2 by 4 with bark on all four corners costs 10 bucks .

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« Reply #119 on: May 04, 2021, 01:41:03 PM »
It took me four months to get a complete set of tires for my skid loader. I had ordered them in Nov after harvest and he said it would be a week he would get them from some of there other stores. I went in at the end of Dec and paid the ticket because I wanted them on 2020 taxes he had two at that time and it took till Mar to get the other two. Odd size batteries for farm equipment have been a issue this spring. It took all winter and part of spring to get our seed and chemical for the year. Normally only takes couple weeks. Fuel and oil filters for farm equipment was a issue this late winter early spring. It took many trips to the parts stores and had to get some on line. 


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