We first met Ken early in 2017. He contacted us via greentractortalk.com letting us know that he lived very close to us. As we talked, he mentioned that he would love to have 1025R. Of course, we loved hearing that, and thought that we might be able to convince him that he would indeed have sufficient use to justify a subcompact tractor.
So, we invited him over to the TTWT studios to take a look first hand and discuss our experiences with the tractor. That first video is here:
As time passed, we have grown closer to Ken and his wife. Every so often, Ken reaches out to ask for help with another project around his property. Right after we received Casey (the Case CX17C mini excavator provided to us by Case Construction), Ken let us know that he had the perfect job for it!
Ken had a large tree taken down several years before. While the stump didn’t really bother him, the plethora of roots protruding above the ground were quite difficult to mow over. So, Casey paid a visit to take care of this nuisance.
While there, Casey tried to remove the entire stump. You’ll have to see the results for yourself in this video:
During that visit, we realized that Ken’s finance committee was going to be difficult to convince to purchase a 1025R. But hey, we haven’t stopped trying.
Recently, Ken asked us to help him with a perfect “Johnny Project”. He needed to remove a clothesline post, dig out the concrete, and prepare a location to store his trash cans. He explains the details much better than we can, but this video really shows the versatility of a sub-compact tractor for small residential projects.
We are incredibly thankful that we have been able to get to know Ken. We can truly call him a “friend of TTWT”. We hope you’ve enjoyed the videos so far with Ken. If so, leave him a comment below. Encouraging words are like a honeycomb. Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bones!