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My friend Steve and I had a great time at the big Portland swap meet, it has become almost 75% lawn and garden with a sprinkling of hit/miss engines and full size farm equipment along with the usualy non engine related stuff. I suppported peppy dan heavly buying a rear lift, sleeve hitch and a tiller. He generously loaned me a spare lift cable for my rear hitch so I can put the garden in(as soon as the rain stops and it dries out again!) Then I can take the cable and see how I can make my own, dont feel like spending $70+ at local dealer for one. Scorred a nice quad flash strobe for $10 to use when out storm spotting. Didnt sell much, crowd seemed very light this year, espicaly today. I think Craigslist and ebay are making serious inroads, espicaly when combined with the price of gas, a late planting season for farmers and that fore mentioned internet influence. Still a great time. See you all at the summer show in July. Mike

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It was great meeting you Mike and I enjoyed the swap also. I needed to have a few more of those cables and rear lifts on hand as I had a few others asking about them. I will try to get a couple pics of my finds uploaded for all to see.


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I am not sure what all to use to build my own cable, the cable itself is the easy part. its making up ends that wont slip and will fasten to the rockshaft and rear lift correctly. I cant believe Simplicity prices that cable so high, they cant have more than $10 in the darn things. If I hadnt got the tiller, I was seriously thinking about getting that 2210 landlord you had for a future project. But outfitting the 7116 took priority. Cheers Mike P.S. after putting the tiller on, I had several people try to buy the tractor! One even said it was one of the nicest Landlords of that vintage he has seen in a long time, most others being ratty and beat to death.

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quote:Originally posted by chindo34

I take it you guys are not talking about Portland Oregon right

id="quote">Portland Indiana

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