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Do you loan out your tractor?Everyone seems to want to borrow it
w/if anything happen to it Ill fix it .I promise.well get the picture.BTW
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I tried to borrow my neighbors Old Holland...she said something to the effect I would have better luck borrowing her daughter!
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I tried to borrow my neighbors Old Holland...she said something to the effect I would have better luck borrowing her daughter!

So what did you do?
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I'm jammin' on a brand new Kubota L3940, loaded out.

What do you think my answer would be?

I will do the work for you, maybe even free.


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p.s. - I'm looking at a 3 day weekend of seat time comin up
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So what did you do?
I smiled...looked around for the daughter and realized she lived in the next state..and then I left..

I have since made friends with another neighbor who brings his Deere over and for $35 an hour mows the pasture and does any bucket work I need...but damn, I sure wish he would let me climb aboard and run that baby every once in a while...!!
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Ive loan it out 4 times but lately everone wanting to borrow.
Ive offered to help out Be the operater but that not what they want.
I think they lie about what they want to do w/ it.
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Originally Posted by summertime View Post
Ive loan it out 4 times but lately everone wanting to borrow.
Ive offered to help out Be the operater but that not what they want.
I think they lie about what they want to do w/ it.
Tell em to call Big Al...he's only a state or two away...
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Absolutely NOT. To start with tractor repairs are expensive. I have seen first hand where some one loaned it out and the user broke something. Response was I didn't think it would cost that much. Lets split the repair.

Secondly if you don't know how to drive or handle a tractor you can kill yourself.
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Nope. I've owned 4 mid-sized diesel tractors and I never lent any of them. They cost too much $$ and the people who "borrow" them generally don't know how to use them. It's not like lending a car.
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I almost never borrow anything. I do loan out stuff all the time, sometimes I really regret it.

The good thing about a tractor is, they can go rent one. If it's a friend and you don't want to loan it, but at the same time you don't want to hurt their feelings, you have a dilemma. You can either loan it and hope for the best, decline with an explanation and hope for the best, or you can offer to come over with the machine and operate it yourself.

Are they capable of properly operating and maintaining the machine themselves? Are they able to pay for any damages to the machine should that occur? What are the liabilities of loaning a machine and someone gets hurt or worse?
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
I'm jammin' on a brand new Kubota L3940, loaded out.

What do you think my answer would be?

I will do the work for you, maybe even free.


Big Al
p.s. - I'm looking at a 3 day weekend of seat time comin up

Ahhh yes....

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I have one friend that I would loan mine to,only because hes been runnin one for years.Anyone else,hell no.They could tear up your stuff quick,especially with a bucket on the front.I tell people let me do it for you and you get lunch and beer.
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BTW, nice little tractor! If you were closer, could I borrow it? I've got some dirt I need to move.

My next door neighbor has an older 35hp Ford with various attachments. If I need something bush hogged or scraped, etc., I offer to pay him to do it. He's never taken any cash, but I have helped him with several of his projects for free. I wouldn't even think of asking him if I could borrow his machine and I know I can operate it better than he can.
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My neighbor loaned me his Kubota a couple times, but I never asked him too. I had just met him and he suggested that I use kis Kubota to clear one of my lots. Before that, I didn't even know he owned a Kubota. Heck, I didn't even know him! Though I didn't abuse it, it did break on my once. Not the tractor itself, but the wheel came off of the brush hog. I promptly ordered the replacement parts and had them shipped to me overnight. It was an easy fix. I told him what happened and showed him where I fixed it. I also bought him several cases of beer, took him fishing a few times (with me paying all the expenses for the trip and dinner afterwards).

But I would never come out and ask to borrow something like that. I would first opt to rent something, or hire someone to do the work.
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i tried to borrow my neighbors old holland...she said something to the effect i would have better luck borrowing her daughter!
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You have a better chance of seeing god.

For years I cut the neighbors 2 small fields with a small JD and charged them. It was a smaller machine that would go around the tops of the rocks without a lot of effort. We then bought a New Holland 4835. A much bigger (56HP) machine and 72" brush hog. I got tired of beating it to death so I stopped cutting and explained why I was not going to do it any more.
The idiot then asked if he could borrow it to cut the fields. I asked him what part of the conversation we just had did he not understand?
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I would depend on the friend. I have a few that are more than capable of running one, a few better than me. Then there are a few that I am still trying to figure out how they drive there car without getting killed.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Ahhh yes....

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Yessir.

Here are some pics of mine. lame, I know. Taking pictures is not my forte'.

I have since gotten a hard top, worklights, more implements and a few other things. Just like boats, it never ends. Just like boats, you don't really want to loan it out.


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I might loan out tractor but it comes with the operator too!

ME!

I do not, will not loan out tractor, chain saw or boat. People who don't own those things generally do not have the experience to operate one safely.
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Snapper I got the L3400 hst 4wd w/loader. Brand stinkin new in Feb.

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