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    Super Member woodlandfarms's Avatar
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    Default So what would happen if PT Folded

    I was just sitting here today, trying to get into doing a budget, and was in thought about this issue as it has come up as a concern.

    In looking at my particular PT, outside of the Tub, Rops, Wheel Rims, and all of the hydraulic cylinders (are they custom?), brake tender and maybe some of the hydraulic control blocks - the aluminum things with hoses running in and out and sometimes acutators attached (are they custom?) everything looks shelf bought.

    So in my eyes, my 1850 could probably easily last my lifetime easily. If nothing else I have enough oil coated all over it it will never rust ;-)

    I think the bummer will be loosing Terry one of these days.
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    Default Re: So what would happen if PT Folded

    Oh, and the bolts and washers connecting the two tubs. That looks custom...
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    Default Re: So what would happen if PT Folded

    I don't think they're going anywhere, and if they do, we can certainly slap other parts on them as needed. Just don't ding the fancy sheet metal!

    On the plus side, we'd all have highly sought after "niche machines". hahahahahaa
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    Default Re: So what would happen if PT Folded

    Quote Originally Posted by MossRoad View Post
    I don't think they're going anywhere, and if they do, we can certainly slap other parts on them as needed. Just don't ding the fancy sheet metal!

    On the plus side, we'd all have highly sought after "niche machines". hahahahahaa
    When I was there a few years back and looked at the new showroom, it was pointed out that
    they paid cash for it. A good sign of financial stability in my book. If they went under I think

    Some employee would still sell parts
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    Default Re: So what would happen if PT Folded

    I wan to make sure that I in no way think PT is in trouble either. It was more a "What If" question. Wondering what I could not get for my machine if they went under.

    Doesn't seem like much, if anything.
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    Default Re: So what would happen if PT Folded

    Quote Originally Posted by woodlandfarms View Post
    I wan to make sure that I in no way think PT is in trouble either. It was more a "What If" question. Wondering what I could not get for my machine if they went under.

    Doesn't seem like much, if anything.
    It is probably the most "opened source" machine you will ever see. Off the shelf wheel motors, steel plate, some of the pumps. Hoses can be made at any hydraulic shop. Motors can be rebuilt at same. I think they make the tram pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobRip View Post
    It is probably the most "opened source" machine you will ever see. Off the shelf wheel motors, steel plate, some of the pumps. Hoses can be made at any hydraulic shop. Motors can be rebuilt at same. I think they make the tram pump.
    I think they buy the tram pump and resell it.
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    Default Re: So what would happen if PT Folded

    Quote Originally Posted by MossRoad View Post
    I don't think they're going anywhere, and if they do, we can certainly slap other parts on them as needed. Just don't ding the fancy sheet metal!

    On the plus side, we'd all have highly sought after "niche machines". hahahahahaa
    "niche machines" I bet that's some fancy french there.

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    Oui!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MossRoad View Post
    I don't think they're going anywhere, and if they do, we can certainly slap other parts on them as needed. Just don't ding the fancy sheet metal! On the plus side, we'd all have highly sought after "niche machines". hahahahahaa
    You guys are trying to talk me out of getting a new one.

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