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07-15-2004, 12:16 PM
This happened today and I still don't have it out!
Well, you've got a great looking pond. Any fish in there??? And the tractor....was the driver blonde???
07-15-2004, 12:47 PM
First case of suicide vehicle!!!!
07-15-2004, 02:30 PM
Randy, No, I'm not blond, but I sure felt like I should be. :D
07-15-2004, 03:24 PM
And they said tractors were the more stable design...
07-15-2004, 03:56 PM
It's still upright aint it? :D Sorry those big tires didn't help it float Chuck. Hope you get it out soon.
07-15-2004, 07:03 PM
Its ok Chuck . . .its ok!
07-15-2004, 09:43 PM
Don't feel bad Chuck... I too have been there, done that, and it still is'nt running again!
07-15-2004, 10:14 PM
If your tractor had a HS and was CLT this wouldn't have happened! :D :D
07-16-2004, 12:10 AM
Acme Tractor Company
Dear Mr. Irby:
Thank you for your letter of the 16th of this month. We are glad that you are generally satisfied with your Acme Mark IV tractor. We must take issue, however, with your assertion that our advertising and promotion materials for the Mark IV are "misleading."
While it is true that our advertising materials refer to the Mark IV as having, quote, "high-flotation tyres," that is well understood among reasonable farm-machinery consumers to be a reference to the tractor's ability to cross soft ground, and not a claim that the tractor is amphibious. Most reasonable consumers would conclude that it is not. As you have demonstrated.
You may wish to refer to Chapter 7 in your owner's manual, "Drying Out Your Tractor." If your owner's manual was damaged by immersion, a new copy can be obtained by sending your serial number and a check for $53.50 to Customer Service. Additional information may be available on the Acme website.
Should you continue to attempt to use the Mark IV as a water vehicle, I am constrained to point out to you that such use voids the limited warranty. Other vehicles may be more suited for your purposes. This does not constitute an official recommendation from Acme, Inc., but another of our customers, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, swears by the Volkswagen for this application.
Thank you for purchasing a fine Acme tractor, and please think of us next time you are in the market.
Dewey Cheatham, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
07-16-2004, 02:57 AM
DOH! Wow Chuck, that pond is deep, what ever made you do a thing like that? Hope you get it out and back running soon.
07-16-2004, 03:10 AM
07-16-2004, 03:18 AM
Pretty cute responses, guys, especially yours, Kevin. :D Had I not been angled across the corner when I went in, it would have probably gone on down to the bottom, where it is 18 feet deep. Scott, it's in the pond because the brakes weren't as good as I thought they were. At least I got the yard mowed before I did something so stupid.
07-19-2004, 12:05 PM
This is why prerotators are important on short strips.
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