Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: central manitoba
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Sounds like a similar story as our 1981 895 Versy. Dad bought it around 1990 for I think around the 40-45,000 mark. Has never missed a day since. Was our only tractor for a lot of those years, so covered all our ground at least twice a year, sometime 3 or 4.Have done much of the same maintenance as you have, only thing we haven't touched is the planetaries, and I know I should, maybe do it this summer. God only knows how many hours are on this thing. Had around 4500 on it when we got it, and it has never worked, so put in a new one a few years ago, and it's around 2100 on it. Keep thinking we should trade it off, then see the price of a replacement, and rethink it all over again. It's one of those few pieces of equipment a guy comes across in their lifetime that you just honestly can't part with. Even when we do upgrade, we will likely just keep it because it has been so loyal, it was dad's, and we have all spent sooo many hours in it. I would likely tear up if I had to watch it go down the road. Sadly, I don't think there will be a more reliable tractor ever built like those Versy's.
It's easy enough to be pleasant, when life goes by like a song. But the man worth while, is the man with a smile, when everything goes dead wrong!
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