- Feb 15, 2009
- Northeastern Minnesota
- Kubota M7-171, M5-111, SVL75-2, RTV900XT & GR2120; CaseIH 1680 combine
It's hard to turn a neighbor down but I've learned. Friends and relatives here have horror stories of equipment borrowed and ending up going in somebody's auction when they failed to return. I've loaned my CUT to a relative a few times and once got a call it was sitting with a flat front, $200 cash for me to get it repaired. Second time both fronts knocked off the rims so they only had to be remounted. I fixed him - I sold the tractor. When he wanted to borrow my mini-excavator to dig a hole for his outhouse saying his son, who works for a JD dealer and was the one who damaged the tires on my CUT was going to operate, I said no, but I would come over and dig for him.