Bill F wrote: [I know this is Maine you're talking about, but it took me a minute to figure out what you meant by "I have two cousins (unrelated to me)." The cousins are related to each other, but not they're not your cousins?!?]
I am not a *Lubec'er Bill so I resemble that remark.
[Anyway, who breaks down more? Cousin Red or Cousin Green? Breakdowns might not matter with that much tackle.]
I had to really ponder that one, and red maybe has more breakdowns but his stuff is a little older. Cousin green owns the logging company, I couldn't even guess how much land (20,000 acres in one contiguous piece and he owns many more). He has a fleet of harvesters, limbers, trucks, chippers, road building stuff you name it all Deere. When he shows up at the dealership they get the door for him, and start running with coffee. He also owns a gazillion acres of blueberryland, and all the mechanical harvestors, burners, spray rigs etc. that goes with that. For fun on the side he has 50-60 Scottish Highland beef cows so all the hay equipment is a right off, and stress relief from the pressures of being an evil tree murderer. Cousin red runs a harvester for him, and they have a good natured rivalry about which equipment is best. The pair of them are the most even tempered good natured guys you'd ever want to meet. When a break down happens they don't even break stride they just deal with it and keep on truckin'. In the woods business you plan on it. They have around 40-60 employees including mechanics, welders etc. so it's no big deal to them. Me on the other hand with animals I'm cool hand Luke with machines I freak, and get crazy when stuff breaks. I said his tedder was $8,000.00 and now that I think of it I don't know but what he told me it was $14,000.00 (it's a honey). He said he was trucking it home from the dealer and it came off the back and went cartwheeling down the road bending and breaking things on it. He just shrugged his shoulders, and grunted a little when telling me about it.
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